Public Clocks

Lössl-Uhr in Bad Aussee

Lössl-Clock in Bad Aussee, Austria

The Lössl-Uhr (Lössl-Clock) is a technical gem in Bad Aussee. The public clock designed by Friedrich von Lössl was originally powered by changes in atmospheric pressure and temperature. Worldwide it is the only remaining exemplar of this kind of Lössl-Clocks. Due of too much vibrations evoked by the traffic nearby the clock works with electrical power now.


Shop signs in Bad Aussee

Shop sign of a shoemaker in Bad Aussee, Austria

Shop sign of a shoemaker ([German]: Schuster) seen in Bad Aussee, Austria. I wonder what is the meaning of the arrow?

Public Art Sculptures

Pre-planking sculpture in Bad Goisern

Sculpture in Bad Goisern, Austria

On my way back to the railway station of Bad Goisern I came across this sculpture in a small park. I don’t know the artist or the real meaning of that artwork but it seemed to be a piece of the “pre-planking’ period. 😉

Railway Stations Railways

Railway station of Bad Goisern

Railway station of Bad Goisern, Austria

Heading to the state exhibition 2008 of Upper Austria in Bad Goisern I left my train at this old fashioned railway station.


Sundial in Traunkirchen

Sundial in Traunkirchen, Austria

After visiting an exhibition in Traunkirchen I took this photo of a sundial at the walls of a former convent.


Vintage place name sign in Traunkirchen

Vintage place name sign in Traunkirchen

On my walk from the railway station of Traunkirchen to the center of the place I came across this vintage place-name sign. The Austrian state Upper Austria (‘Oberösterreich’) is still labeled as Crown land (‘Kronland’).


Traun Lake in Salzkammergut

View of Traunsee, Austria

After leaving Salzkammergut Railway at station Ebensee – Landungsplatz I had this great view of the Traun Lake (Traunsee). The Traunsee is the deepest lake of Austria (191 metres) and offers lovely views of high mountains and even an old castle set on a tiny island (Seeschloss Ort).

Railway Stations

Railway station of Bad Ischl

Railway station of Bad Ischl, Austria

Bad Ischl was the summer resort of  Franz Joseph I, emperor of Austria and king of Hungary, and his family for many years. Generally they took the train to get to their villa (Kaiservilla) in Bad Ischl. The monarchy has gone but the railway station of that time is still here.


Tramcar GM 100 in Gmunden

Tramcar GM 100 in Gmunden, Austria

During my stay in Gmunden I had the chance to ride with a tramcar built in 1898. It linked the railway station of Gmunden with the Traun Lake (Traunsee)


Kammerhof Museums in Gmunden

Kammerhof Museums in Gmunden, AustriaDating back to 1450 the edifice originally housed an authority for administrating the salt monopoly. Today there are a couple of museums (Kammerhof Museen Gmunden) inside, e.g. a collection of historical toilet bowls.


Paddle steamer ‘Gisela’ in Gmunden

Paddle steamer 'Gisela' on the Traunsee Lake

The maiden voyage of the paddle steamer ‘Gisela’ was in 1872. Operated by the Traunsee Schifffahrt it is still in use for cruises, weddings and having meals on Traun Lake (Traunsee). On the photo above one can see the steamer in front of Gmunden.


Ort Castle in Gmunden

Lake view of Ort Castle in Gmunden, Austria

During a state exhibition about the Salzkammergut area in Austria I came across this castle which got famous for being the set of the TV series ‘Schlosshotel Orth’ in 1996. There are two castles of the same name. As this castle is located on an island it is often called Seeschloss Ort whereas the next one is named Landschloss Ort. [German]