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Museums Signs

The use of the old letters ‘Südbahnhof’

The use of the old letters 'Südbahnhof'

Interesting way to save the letters of the demolished railway station Wien SÜDBAHNHOF. In October 2011 I saw the letters placed above the entrance of the Wien Museum. I wonder how many visitors had realized that the museum is lettered like a railway station?

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Shops Signs

The rabbit and the magic shop

The rabbit and the magic shop

On my way to the Kunsthaus in Vienna I often pass this magic shop. I love the way how they promote their shop by this rabbit and hat sculpture.

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Signs

Pathway for Superman in Graz

Pathway for Superman in Graz, Austria

On my urban walk through Graz, I came across this manipulated traffic sign. Obviously, someone thought there should be a separate pathway for Superman.

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Promotions Signs

The Trojan boot in Friesach

A fun sign at a shoeshop

On my walk through Friesach I came across this fun shop sign at the storefront of a shoe shop. It shows a ‘Trojan Boot’ (Der trojanische Stiefel)

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Signs

Old sign in Vienna

I saw this sign next to the Heeresgeschichtliches Museum (Museum of Military History) in Vienna. The bark of the tree made me think the sign is pretty old.

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Signs

The 10th beer is paid by the mayor

The 10th beer is paid by the mayor This is an interesting sign I saw at a  restaurant in Wels, Austria. It says that the 10th glass of beer is paid by the mayor. Not sure if this a joke or a promise.

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Signs

No parking sign in Velden

No parking sign in Velden, Austria

During my walk through Velden I came across this sign at the driveway of a hotel. I think the message drove the point home, didn’t it? 🙂

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Vintage place name sign in Traunkirchen

Vintage place name sign in Traunkirchen

On my walk from the railway station of Traunkirchen to the center of the place I came across this vintage place-name sign. The Austrian state Upper Austria (‘Oberösterreich’) is still labeled as Crown land (‘Kronland’).

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Old sign about heavy wagons

Old sign about heavy wagons

On my walk through Vienna I came across this sign dating back to 1912. It asked drivers of heavy horse-drawn wagons to walk along beside the horses or to send an accompanying person ahead in order to warn the pedestrians.

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Railways Signs

A train delay is a matter of language

Train delay in Frankfurt am Main, Germany

While waiting for the delayed train to Hanau I realized that the exact delay of a train is a matter of language.

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Signs

Pretty long compound word in Passau

Sign 'Donaudampfschiffahrtselektrizitätenhauptbetriebswerkbauunterbeamtengesellschaft' in Passau, Germany

German language is known for its pretty long compound words. Have a look at this sign seen in Passau, Germany. Yes, the word is real!