Schwammerlturm in Leoben

Schwammerlturm in Leoben, Austria

Master builder Peter Carlone built this tower in 1615. In the beginning, the name of this building referred to its function. It was called Mautturm (toll tower). After getting its unique roof in 1794, the name Schwammerlturm (mushroom tower) became common.

Stallburg in Vienna

Lippizan horses in their boxes

A chance to see the famous Lipizzaner horses of the Spanish Riding School for free is at the Stallburg building. This former residence is placed next to the Winter Riding School. Between the training and the performances, the Stallburg is the home of the white stallions.

Pharmacy in Uherský Brod

Old pharmarcy at a central place of Uherský Brod
This old pharmacy with a fascinating facade stands at the marketplace of Uherský Brod, a town in the Moravian part of the Czech Republic. This town is regarded as one of the possible birthplaces of philosopher John Amos Comenius (Jan Amos Komenský). A local museum reminds us of his work. [German]