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.
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.
This house sign is located at the former location of the town pharmacy in the building Hauptplatz No. 10. Since 1674, a gingerbread baker has been proved here. A pharmacy started to run in 1841. The house sign dates from the 19th century. [German]
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.
Puch bei Weiz is generally known as a center of apple production in the Austrian state of Styria. A fascinating detail: This Roman tombstone shows a lady holding an apple. You find this piece immured next to the parish church of Puch.
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.
I love the architecture of this footbridge I saw next to the railway station of Voitsberg. The bridge spans the railroad tracks between the Styrian places Graz and Köflach. The operator of this railroad is GKB Railways (Graz-Köflacher-Bahn und Busbetrieb).
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.
The open air museum Stübing (Österreichisches Freilichtmuseum Stübing) is dedicated to typical farmhouses of Austria. As a special feature, the buildings are grouped by the Austrian federal states. So you can walk from the small huts of Burgenland up to the large alpine farmsteads of Vorarlberg.