After visiting the white donkeys, I climbed up a former border guard tower. In its earlier days, it served as part of the Iron Curtain at the Hungarian side of the border. Today it is used as a watchtower for tourists at the national park Neusiedlersee – Seewinkel.
After having lunch at a wonderful inner yard near the duomo I came across the famous clock tower (Torre dell’Orologio) of Udine. The tower is part of the Loggia di San Giovanni at the Piazza della Libertà. It was built by Giovanni da Udine in 1527, an architect who is also known for his drawings of birds.
This water tower in Wels was built in 1577/1579 by Wolfgang Khranlachner. Inside the tower, there is a pump designed by the watchmaker Clement Rench. The colourful façade painting was done by the artist Niclas Linkh.
The Horseshoe Tower (Hufeisenturm) in Tulln is a remain of an ancient Roman settlement named Comagena or Comagenis. Many parts of the tower are still from 4th century. The building is named after the shape of its groundplan which reminds of a horseshoe (Hufeisen).
View of the Bavarian city Regensburg taken from the steeple of the Holy Trinity Church (Dreieinigkeitskirche). Regensburg is known for a lot of family towers (Geschlechtertürme) similar to those ones in San Gimignano in Italy. [German]
The Goliath house (Goliathhaus) in Regensburg shows the legend of David and Goliath. The mural was created by Melchior Bocksberger in the year 1573. Love the pose of how Goliath is resting on the window frame. [German]