Lärchwand Lift in Kaprun

To climb up to the hydroelectric plant at the Mooserboden, I took this exceptional funicular. It is generally known as Lärchwand Lift. The inclined lift transports large groups of people as well as busses.

Georg Trakl in Salzburg

A famous son of Salzburg is not only Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart but also the poet Georg Trakl. You see boards with his poems scattered all over the city.

‘Gherkins’ by Erwin Wurm

Salzburg is a very traditional city. Even though you see a lot of contemporary art in the streets. E.g. the’Gherkins’ created by the Austrian artist Erwin Wurm. I like this piece of public art as the pickles seem to have some personality.

Wild Man Fountain in Salzburg

The Wild Man Fountain (Wilder-Mann-Brunnen) exists since the beginning of the 17th century. His water basins helped to keep the fish fresh on different fish markets in Salzburg. Today the fountain stands near the Furtwänglerpark opposite the Great Festival Hall.

Silent Night Museum in Hallein

In August 2006, I went to the Silent Night Museum (Stille-Nacht-Museum) in Hallein. It primarily deals with Franz Xaver Gruber who is considered the composer of the famous Christmas carol Silent Night (Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht).

Mirabell Palace in Salzburg

Mirabell Palace (Schloss Mirabell) on the left side is especially known for its marble hall as wedding location. By the way Mirabell Gardens was also a set in the movie “Sound of Music”.  On the picture above one can see the hindquarters of the Winged Horse (Pegasus) where Maria and the children danced around.

Sebastian Cemetery

The Sebastian Cemetery (Sebastiansfriedhof) was built in the style of an Italian Campo Santo at the end of 16th century. You find here the graves of Mozart’s widow and Paracelsus, founder of the discipline of toxicology.

Sundial in Tamsweg

This sundial on the parish church of Tamsweg was created in 1741. It shows James, son of Zebedee (Jakobus, Sohn des Zebedäus) The saint is also known as James the Great (Jakobus, der Ältere). The depiction of this structure refers to the fact that James is the patron of the church.

Finstergrün Castle

Finstergrün Castle rises high over Ramingstein. This is a place in Lungau, a region in the Austrian state of Salzburg. The first mention of the castle was in the 12th century. Today it houses a youth hostel.

Sundial in Salzburg

This fresco with a sundial is located on a wall of the old university at the Max-Reinhard-Platz. It was created by Georg Jung (1899-1957). The depictions refer to the four faculties of that university which was founded by Prince Archbishop Paris von Lodron in 1622.

Getreidegasse in Salzburg

The Getreidegasse (“Grain Lane”) is the most famous historic lane in Salzburg. Accordingly, she is well visited. Numerous passages make it easier to dodge if several groups block the way. The alley is famous for a variety of guild signs. Even the restaurant of an American fast-food chain uses one above its house entrance.