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Railways

Train travels shaped like a star

Sculpture of a waiting lady in ThusisTravelling a country by train is much fun.There is only one problem: What to do with your luggage while walking along a shopping street or visiting a museum?

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Museums

Museums near railway stations

Schloss Belvedere in Vienna, Austria

As I love to travel by train and to visit museums it is no question that a museum next to a railway station would me make happy. So where are such museums near a train station?

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Railways

Journey with InterRail pass in Dec 2011

Entrance hall of Graz central station

Today I started at this colourful entrance hall of Graz Central Station (Hauptbahnhof) a train journey with an InterRail pass which will take me to many places in Austria and its neighbouring countries. At this trip I’d like to learn more about the different train types in those countries and what to see near the railway stations.

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Automobiles

Truck Praga R1/II (1914) in Vienna

Praga R1/II (1914) in Vienna, Austria

This still driving automobile was built by the Czech company Praga in 1914. It probably carried a big floodlight in the Austro-Hungarian army during World War I. The photo was taken at an annual meeting of classic cars hosted by the Museum of Military History in Vienna.

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Fountains Traditions

Easter fountain in Wolfegg

Osterbrunnen (Easter well) in Wolfegg, Germany Decorated Easter fountains (Osterbrunnen) are a German tradition dating back to early 20th century. The first Easter fountains were seen in Franconian Switzerland (Fränkische Schweiz). In the meantime more and more Easter fountains can be found in other parts of Germany. What about your region?

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Museums

Museums and Galleries

Websites of museums and galleries all over the world. The list isn’t  complete at all. It’s meant as sort of starting point for browsing at websites of museums I’ve heard about. The list is ordered by countries.

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Castles Directories

Castles, palaces and fortresses around the world

View of Schloss Schönbrunn taken from Gloriette

List of resources related to castles, palaces, manors, towers and fortresses all over the world.