Inside St George’s Basilica on Reichenau Island there is a very special 14th century fresco. A devil is writing something on a cowhide hold by four devils. This is a reference to the German saying Das geht auf keine Kuhhaut (That doesn’t fit on a cowhide).
At St George’s Basilica I had the change to see some frescoes showing scenes of Jesus Christ’s life described in the bible. Though I had always thought they were of Ottonian period I was told they were created even earlier, so they are considered late Carolingian (9th century).
The Zeche Zollverein (Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex) is a larger former industrial site and is inscribed into the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. I was especially impressed by the use of Bauhaus style for some buildings.
Pic of my train taken while sitting in the last coach. The train is just passing the famous Landwasser Viaduct of the Albula Railway, a world heritage site in Switzerland. In this huge scenery my train looks like a tiny object of a model railway layout, doesn’t it?
The Albula Railway links Thusis with St Moritz in Graubünden, Switzerland. Though I had to pay an extra fee, taking the dome car was a good decision. So I had a good view of upcoming sights like the Landwasser Viaduct
The Semmering Railway was the first mountain railway in Europe built with a standard gauge track. In 1998 it was added to the list of the UNESCO World Heritage sites. The views from the trains are amazing. E.g. in autumn you can see this befogged castle next to the railroad.
The Völklingen Ironworks (Völklinger Hütte) is a World Heritage Site as well as part of the European Route of Industrial Heritage. Today it houses the Ferrodrom, an interactive science center focusing on the making of iron. This photo was taken from a pIatform of the nearby railway station of Völklingen.
The single steeple belongs to the church of St. Jacob’s (Kostel sv. Jakuba), the twin steeples are part of the church of the name of Jesus (Kostel Jména Ježíš). The lake is actually a pond. Telč is also known for its richly decorated market place which is listed as UNESCO World Culture Heritage.