Wels Castle in Wels

Wels Castle in Wels, Austria

The castle in Wels is generally known as the Castle (Die Burg) or as the Wels Castle (Die Welser Burg). It was first mentioned in 776. At that time, the site was just a wooden building with palisades. The construction in stone took place in the 12th or 13th century. [German]

Saint John of Nepomuk

Statue of Saint John of Nepomuk in Windischgarten, Austria

This statue of Saint John of Nepomuk is located at a building named Ehemschiedhaus. The buildings is dating back to 13th century, the sculpture was created in the first half of 18th century. Love the levitating angel above his head.

Via Norica in Windischgarsten

Roman places along the Via Norica at a building in Windischgarsten, Austria

This mural at a building in Windischgarsten shows some ancient Roman places along a local part of the Via Norica. During Roman times Windischgarsten was a stopping place (mansio) at this road named Gabromagus or Gabromagi.

Neo-Gothic bank building in Steyr

Neo-Gothic bank building (1900) in Steyr, Austria

This building of a mutual savings bank (Sparkasse) was built in 1900 in the style of neo-Gothic. For this reason two older houses were demolished, e.g. the Reichlhaus. An interesting details is the writing on top of it, which uses the outdated term Sparcassa.

‘Zum Andreas Hofer’ inn in Steyr

'Zum Andreas Hofer' Inn in Steyr, Austria

The building with the address Enge Gasse 5 has late Gothic origins and a Baroque facade created in the second quarter of the 18th century. It is generally known as the ‘Zum Andreas Hofer’ inn (Gasthaus ‘Zum Andreas Hofer’).

Blumauerhaus in Steyr

Wall painting at the Blumauerhaus in Steyr, Austria

This wall painting located at the northern side of the Blumauerhaus in the city of Steyr shows emperor Frederick III (Friedrich III.) and his son Maximilian I. The building is named after Aloys Blumauer who was born there in 1755.