Lärchwand Lift in Kaprun

To climb up to the hydroelectric plant at the Mooserboden, I took this exceptional funicular. It is generally known as Lärchwand Lift. The inclined lift transports large groups of people as well as busses.

Templar museum

The templar museum at Lockenhaus Castle (Austria) presents the history of the Knights Templar. Besides that, it tells about Austrian places related to this military order.

Georg Trakl in Salzburg

A famous son of Salzburg is not only Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart but also the poet Georg Trakl. You see boards with his poems scattered all over the city.

Geese girl fountain in Vienna

The geese girl fountain (Gänsemädchenbrunnen) displays a girl with three geese. Its creator was the Czech sculptor Antonín Pavel Wagner. The fowls refer to the first site of the fountain which was the former poultry market of the city.

‘Gherkins’ by Erwin Wurm

Salzburg is a very traditional city. Even though you see a lot of contemporary art in the streets. E.g. the’Gherkins’ created by the Austrian artist Erwin Wurm. I like this piece of public art as the pickles seem to have some personality.

Michaelertor in Vienna

On your walks through the historic district, you will almost inevitably pass through it: the Michaelertor in Vienna. The baroque portal frames the shortest path from the Heldenplatz to the expensive shopping streets near the Wiener Graben.

Theseus Temple in Vienna

It is not visible from the Wiener Ringstraße. Only those who enter the public park named Volksgarten suddenly find themselves facing a piece of Greek antiquity. Of course, it isn’t ancient. The Theseus Temple is a classicistic building from the years 1819/23.

Wild Man Fountain in Salzburg

The Wild Man Fountain (Wilder-Mann-Brunnen) exists since the beginning of the 17th century. His water basins helped to keep the fish fresh on different fish markets in Salzburg. Today the fountain stands near the Furtwänglerpark opposite the Great Festival Hall.

Diesel railcar ÖBB 5144

A hike over the Semmering Pass regularly ends for me in front of the railcar ÖBB 5144. This piece dating from 1951 stands on a museum track next to the building of the Semmering station. Unfortunately, it is inaccessible. So you can only enjoy the interior by a peek through its windows.

Silent Night Museum in Hallein

In August 2006, I went to the Silent Night Museum (Stille-Nacht-Museum) in Hallein. It primarily deals with Franz Xaver Gruber who is considered the composer of the famous Christmas carol Silent Night (Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht).

Piber Castle in Köflach

Piber Castle (Schloss Piber) is a palace in the Austrian state of Styria. It stands next to the Federal Stud Piber. The stud breeds the famous Lipizzan stallions who are performing at the Spanish Riding School in Vienna.

Mirabell Palace in Salzburg

Mirabell Palace (Schloss Mirabell) on the left side is especially known for its marble hall as wedding location. By the way Mirabell Gardens was also a set in the movie “Sound of Music”.  On the picture above one can see the hindquarters of the Winged Horse (Pegasus) where Maria and the children danced around.