Snail shells in a shop in Naumburg (Saale)

Snail shells in a shop in Naumburg (Saale), Germany

This window in Naumburg (Saale) shows works created by an artist. I was impressed by this compilation of snail shells which made me think I’m looking at a showcase in a museum of natural history.


Lederhaus Schliesselberger in Salzburg

Frescoes at the Lederhaus Schliesselberger in Salzburg, Austria

Since 1422 tanners have been working at the address Lederergasse 5 in Salzburg. At the same address there is still a shop run by the family Schliesselberger selling goods made of leather. During opening hours you can visit a fascinating detail of Salzburg: In a room on the 1st floor there are some frescoes probably dating back to the mid of 16th century.


Shop for Easter eggs in Salzburg

Shop for Easter eggs in Salzburg, Austria

Many people travel from far away to buy something traditional from Austria. Unfortunately some traditions last for only a few days in the year. Nethertheless you can buy Easter eggs all year round in a shop in the city of Salzburg. This shop is situated in the Judengasse 11.


Blaudruckerei Koó

At the Blaudruckerei Koó in Steinberg-Dörfl, Austria

The Blaudruckerei Koó in Steinberg-Dörfl, established in 1921, is one of the last businesses in Europe using the traditional technique of Indigo hand block printing. Visitors of this company in a small place in Burgenland will learn about the machines, materials and pattern used in this technique.


Frauenzimmer & Männersache in Vienna

Shop Frauenzimmer & Männersache in Vienna, Austria

Have you ever shopped in a shop owned by a burlesque dancer? I discovered such a shop in Vienna lately. The shop run by an Austrian dancer offers vintage dresses for ladies and gentlemen. They even offer vintage makeup. Not really using the ingredients of the old times but the colours. Well, who of you would love to celebrate this New Year’s Eve wearing a dress of the 20ties?


Shop Designqvist in Vienna

Shop Designqvist in Vienna, Austria

On my shopping tour through Vienna, this shop was my first big surprise. A whole shop about Scandinavian flatware. My first thought: If one is interested in kitchenware design, visiting the MAK (Museum of Applied Arts) and this shop would be a great idea.