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