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Sundials

Sundial in Merano

Sundial in Merano, Italy

While I walked through Merano in Italy, I came across this sundial. I was impressed how many elements and codes are compiled in this depiction. For example one can see the motto of Friedrich III. (AEIOU) as well as a skull with an hour glass on top of it.

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Coat of arms

Emblem of the Habsburgs in Merano

Emblem of the Habsburgs in Merano, Italy

TheĀ emblem of the Habsburgs designed as a colourful mosaic seen at a bridge in Merano.

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Monuments Sisi

Monument to Sisi in Merano

Monument of Sisi in Merano, Italy

In a park of Merano I came across a monument to Empress Elisabeth of Austria who was a very important guest in Merano. It happens to be I met her twice on this day. My trip ended in Vienna where I saw another monument at the railway station Wien Westbahnhof.

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Lanes

Laubengasse in Merano

Laubengasse in Merano, Italy

At the end of my visit in Merano I walked down the famous Laubengasse which is known as a lane with one of the longest arcades in the world. Which fine streets with arcades do you know?

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Christmas

Face of Santa Claus made of moss

Face of Santa Claus made of moss

The face of Santa Claus made of kinds of mosses found at the Christmas market of Merano.

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Railways

The train that not accepted my InterRail pass

Christmas train in Merano, Italy

It was in Merano where I finally came across a train that didn’t accept my InterRail pass! šŸ™‚

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Castles Gardens

Trauttmansdorff Castle in Merano

Castel Trauttmansdorff in Merano, Italy

After visiting an exhibition about tourism at the Touriseum in the rooms of Trauttmansdorff Castle I had a nice walk through the gardens. It was a great experience to see such a wonderful landscape of plants in a region not far away from the Alps. [German]