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Street name signs in Erfurt

Red and blue street signs in Erfurt, Germany

There are telling street name signs in Erfurt: Streets with red signs are located inside the former city walls, blue ones are outside. The Juri-Gagarin-Ring, named after a sucessful Russian cosmonaut, follows the route of the demolished city wall to a great extent.

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Fun traffic sign in Hallstatt

Fun traffic sign in Hallstatt, Austria

This fun fake traffic sign I saw in Hallstatt next to the famous Hallstatt Lake. Obviously it should people make aware of waiters crossing the street while serving their guests sitting on the other side of the lane.

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Descriptive number 1379 in Vienna

Descriptive number 1379 in Vienna, Austria

The first descriptive numbering in Vienna was ordered by Maria Theresa in 1770. At that time the house numbers were given successively as the houses were built. Later the system changed into orientation numbers combining street names and numbers. The address Wien N° 1379 is a remain of the first numbering system.

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Zum fidelen Affen in Salzburg

Inn sign 'Zum fidelen Affen' in Salzburg, Austria

Inn sign of a traditional restaurant in Salzburg. Literally translated the name of the restaurant is ‘Merry Monkey’.

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Shop sign at a hat shop in Linz

Shop sign at a hat shop in Linz, Austria

Shop sign of a hat shop in Linz. I’ve no idea why the faces are green but the green colour makes the sign even more remarkable. The decoration on the right side is part of the Christmas decoration 2014.

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Exhibition of historic facade signs in Vienna

Exhibition of historic facade signs in Vienna, Austria

Stadtschrift, an association for the collection, preservation and documentation of historic facade signs created this open air exhibition at a fire wall in Vienna. I love the idea to show them in public instead of a presentation inside a hall. So we can see these signs in a way we used to do on our walks to school or job in earlier times.

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Shop sign of an interior decorator in Linz

Shop sign of a furniture shop in Linz, Österreich

Shop sign of a furniture shop and interior decorator in Linz. Love the way how the creator of this sign describes the service of this shop.

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Rising bollard system in Salzburg

Rising bollard system in Salzburg City, Austria

A very dangerous species living in Salzburg City is the rising bollard. Joking apart it is important to know, they are very strong and are able to damage a car if they hit it from below. Not sure if this species will live there forever but for now it is worth a look to check out the attached website.

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Interesting traffic sign in Weissenbach

Interesting GPS sign in Weissenbach, Austria

Have you ever been misguided by your navigation system? People living in Weissenbach an der Triesting, a small place in the Austrian state of Lower Austria (Niederösterreich), are obviously so kind to give us a hint, this is the wrong route.

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Shop signs in Bad Aussee

Shop sign of a shoemaker in Bad Aussee, Austria

Shop sign of a shoemaker ([German]: Schuster) seen in Bad Aussee, Austria. I wonder what is the meaning of the arrow?

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Restaurant ‘Der Kuckuck’ in Vienna

Inn sign of a cuckoo in Vienna, Austria

At the first district a traditional restaurant named ‘Der Kuckuck’ is using a cuckoo as inn sign. I took this photo on a winter day so I got the cuckoo covered with some snow. The restaurant is situated at the first district inside a building with a façade of the 17th century.

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Escalator out of order in Vienna

Fun sign in a passage of Vienna This notice made me smile. The German text of the notice: ‘Diese Fahrtreppe musste aus Sicherheitsgründen außer Betrieb genommen werden’. Literally translated it says: ‘This escalator has been disabled for reasons of safety’.