Cattle in the Styrian mountains

Cattle at Styrian alpine pasture

While hiking through the mountain area of Styria I came across this group of cattle. Wait a moment, are really all of them cows?

Mural depicting Linzertor in Salzburg

Mural portraying the Linzertor in Salzburg, Austria

A historical mural seen in the Linzergasse shows position and appearance of a gate called Linzertor. This gate was built in 1616 and demolished in 1894.

Hohensalzburg Fortress in Salzburg

Hohensalzburg Fortress in Salzburg

It is considered one of the best-preserved fortresses in Europe: Hohensalzburg Fortress. It thrones high above the streets of Salzburg. In the city itself, the two steeples of Salzburg Cathedral and the magnificent dome of the University Church rise above the roofs of Salzburg.

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Kreuzenstein Castle in Leobendorf

Kreuzenstein Castle in Leobendorf, Austria

The Kreuzenstein Castle of today was erected in the years 1874 – 1906 by order of Count Johann Nepomuk Graf Wilczek. As the castle consists of a lot of medieval material bought from other castles it offers modern as well as medieval structures. It was the set of many movies, e.g. for the  2010 television series ‘The Pillars of the Earth’.

Stilklassen in Berndorf

Egypt classroom in Berndorf, Austria

The Berndorf schools located in the Austrian state of Lower Austria were planned by architect Ludwig Baumann and opened in 1909. Each classroom is designed in a different historical style (Stil), so the German name of these rooms is Stilklassen. The classrooms are still in use but open for visitors.