Depiction of the four seasons in Kindberg

Depiction of the four seasons in Kindberg, AustriaThis depiction on the facade of a building situated on the Hauptstraße of Kindberg displays the four seasons: Frühling (spring), Sommer (summer), Herbst (autumn) and Winter (winter).


DRG Kleinlokomotive Class II in Knittelfeld

DRG Kleinlokomotive Class II (ÖBB X112.07) in Kniitelfeld, Austria

This locomotive with the current number ÖBB X112.07 was built in 1935 by the German company Krauss-Maffei for the German National Railway (Deutsche Reichsbahn). It is a exemplar of the DRG Kleinlokomotive Class II, which was developed as a type with low weight and driving power for light shunting duties.


Post office building (1937) in Knittelfeld

Post office building dating back to 1937 in Knittelfeld, Austria

This post office building at the Kapuzinerplatz was built in the year 1937. The architecture is pretty Alpine, the oriel is modeled on the Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) in Innsbruck. The decorations on the oriel show different mail services in course of time.


Sundial in Knittelfeld

Sundial in Knittelfeld, Austria

At the sundial located at the Pfarrheim (parish community centre) of Knittelfeld one can not only see Saint Catherine but also the no longer existing town hall. The late Gothic town hall was destroyed in the Second World War.

Coat of arms

City arms of Knittelfeld

City arms of Knittelfeld, Austria

The city arms (Stadtwappen) of Knittelfeld display three white staves in a red field. The German term for a stave is Knüttel, which could be the origin for the name Knittelfeld. The depicted coat of arms one can find at the Lutherstiege, an old staircase at the former town walls of the city.

Roman Empire

Roman tombstone in Puch bei Weiz

Roman tombstone in Puch bei Weiz, AustriaPuch bei Weiz is generally known as a center of apple production in the Austrian state of Styria. An interesting detail: This Roman tombstone immured next to the parish church of Puch shows a lady holding an apple.


Sundial in Puch bei Weiz

Sundial at St Oswald church in Puch bei Weiz, Austria

This sundial at the parish church of Puch bei Weiz shows St Oswald with a raven in his hand. The church is dedicated to St Oswald who was King of Northumbria in the years 634-642.


Sundial at Neuberg Abbey

Sundial at Neuberg Abbey in Styria, Austria

This sundial is located at the former Neuberg Abbey in Neuberg an der Mürz. Even though Neuberg Abbey (Stift Neuberg) isn’t a Cistercian monastery any more it has  retained its medieval character to a high degree.


ÖBB BR 4746 ‘Cityjet’ in Bruck/Mur

ÖBB BR 4746 'Cityjet' in Bruck an der Mur, Austria

An ÖBB BR 4746 ‘Cityjet’ is leaving the railway station Bruck an der Mur heading to Graz. This train is a brand-new one which was established in the Austrian rail network on December 13th, 2015.

Bridges Railway Stations

Pedestrian bridge at railway station Voitsberg

Pedestrian bridge at the railway station of Voitsberg, Austria

I love the architecture of this footbridge which is located next to the railway station of Voitsberg. The bridge spans the tracks of the railroad between the Styrian places Graz and Köflach. The railroad is used by the GKB Railways (Graz-Köflacher-Bahn und Busbetrieb).


Priests’ seminary in Graz

At the inner courtyard of the priests' seminary in Graz, Austria

At the inner courtyard of the priests’ seminary in Graz, Austria


Lena Hoschek shop in Graz

Lena Hoschek shop in Graz, Austria

Inside a shop people of Graz are very proud of. Lena Hoschek was born and grew up in Graz and opened her first studio in this city as well. In the meantime she have become an international recognized fashion designer.