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Castles Museums

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.

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Monuments

Monument to Franz Wirer

Monument to Franz Wirer in Bad Ischl, Austria

This monument in the spa gardens (Kurpark) of Bad Ischl is reminiscent of Franz Wirer von Rettenbach, who is considered the founder of the first Austrian saline water health spa in this place. Remarkable in the design of the memorial, I find the extraordinary size of the bust.

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Sculptures Statues

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.

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Sundials

Sundial in Aigen-Schlägl

Sundial in Aigen-Schlägl, Austria

This sundial is located at a building generally known as Hofrichterstöckl. The 17th century edifice is covered with a hip roof and offers an early Baroque entrance portal labeled with the year of construction in 1640.

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Murals Roman Empire

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.

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Restaurants Signs

Blue Scythe Inn in Windischgarsten

Sign of the Blue Skythe inn in Windischgarsten, Austria

Inn sign and wall painting of the Blue Skythe Inn (Gasthof zur Blauen Sense) in Windischgarsten.

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Architecture Gothic

Bummerlhaus in Steyr

Bummerlhaus, a late gothic mansion in Steyr, Austria

The Bummerlhaus is a late gothic mansion in the city of Steyr. It is considered as one of the finest medieval secular buildings in Austria.

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Architecture Neo-Gothic

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.

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Architecture Baroque

‘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’).

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Murals

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.

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Castles Murals

Lower gate of Lamberg Castle in Steyr

Fresco at the lower gate of Lamberg Castle in Steyr, Austria

The fresco decorates the Gothic archway at the lower gate of Lamberg Castle (Schloss Lamberg) protecting the lane leading up to the castle. It shows emperor Frederick III and his son Maximilian in front of a depiction of the medieval Lamberg Castle.

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Museums

Wooden staircase (Bronze Age) in Hallstatt

Replica of a wooden staircase (Bronze Age) in Hallstatt, Austria

This replica of a wooden staircase in front of the Museum Hallstatt reminds of the fact that such a staircase dating back to the Bronze Age was found in the nearby salt mines.