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Promotions Signs

The Trojan boot in Friesach

A fun sign at a shoeshop

On my walk through Friesach I came across this fun shop sign at the storefront of a shoe shop. It shows a ‘Trojan Boot’ (Der trojanische Stiefel)

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History

Bäckertauche in Friesach

Bäckertauche in Friesach, Austria

While walking along the city walls of Friesach I came across this installation which is called Bäckertauche. I was told this used to be a tool for punishment in earlier times. Baker (Bäcker) who had cheated were locked into this cage and immersed (tauchen) into the water several times.

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City Walls

City wall of Friesach

City walls of Friesach, Austria

The town of Friesach is still surrounded by a water-filled moat. The structure on the left side is a reconstruction of a Bäckertauche. In earlier times a Bäckertauche was used as a punishment tool similar to a cucking stool.

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Ideas Urban Walks

Posttor (Olsator) in Friesach

Olsator in Friesach, Austria

On my walk through Friesach I discovered this clever idea to visualize the medieval gate called Posttor or Olsator in its shape of about 1200 AD. The sign was transparent so I was able to match past and presence.