While walking through the streets of the Austrian city of Retz I came across this impressive emblem. I found it on a former industrial hall. It displayed the Imperial Eagle of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
The Retz town hall originated from a Gothic chapel. After damages in the Hussite wars, there was not enough money for a complete restoration. As a result, the municipal community started to use half the chapel as a town hall. [German]
The Holy Trinity Column (Dreifaltigkeitssäule) stands on the central square of Retz. The column dates back to the years 1743 – 1745. In the background, one can see the Verderber – Haus.
A pillory (German: Pranger) built in 1561. I was surprised to read that this pillory had been destroyed in 18th century but people of Retz were able to reconstruct the pillory in 1962 after finding the most parts in different places nearby.
The Scraffito – Haus named after a Scraffito covering two sides of the building reminded me a little of a big comic strip but with a serious topic.
Relief with the coat of arms of Hannes Firenncz whose family came from Gorizia. I saw this relief at the walls of the Verderber – Haus. Which amazing reliefs do you know?
One of the highlights at the market place of Retz: The Verderber – Haus. The architecture is very special. Do you see that the building offers two different types of crenellations? Another interesting detail is a colorful relief above the gate.
There are only two wind mills still operating in Austria. One of them is placed on a hill high next to Retz. The second one is located in Podersdorf.
Parish church St. Peter in Retz first mentioned in the year 1200. By the way have you ever seen a roundabout with the figure of a saint in its middle?