Monument to Franz Wirer

Monument to Franz Wirer in Bad Ischl, Austria

This monument in the spa gardens (Kurpark) of Bad Ischl is reminiscent of Franz Wirer von Rettenbach, who is considered the founder of the first Austrian saline water health spa in this place. Remarkable in the design of the memorial, I find the extraordinary size of the bust.

Fun traffic sign in Hallstatt

Fun traffic sign in Hallstatt, Austria

This fun fake traffic sign I saw in Hallstatt next to the famous Hallstatt Lake. Obviously it should people make aware of waiters crossing the street while serving their guests sitting on the other side of the lane.

Christmas crib in Sankt Wolfgang

Christmas crib in Sankt Wolfgang im Salzkammergut, Austria

An interesting detail of the Christmas market in Sankt Wolfgang (Wolfgangseer Advent) is a Christmas crib created by the wood carver Matthäus Mayrhauser. The crib consists of about 40 life-size sculptures scattered over a larger area. Everybody is invited to walk betCeen the figures so in the evening it is difficult to decide who is a real person and what is a wooden figure.