Staff in iron

The Stock im Eisen (German: staff in iron) is the midsection of a tree-trunk from the Middle Ages, a so-called nail-tree (Nagelbaum), into which hundreds of nails have been pounded for good luck over centuries. It is located at Stock-im-Eisen-Platz, now part of Stephansplatz, at the corner of the Graben and Kärntner Straße and is now behind glass on a corner of the Palais Equitable. … Continue reading Staff in iron

O5 – St. Stephans cathedral

The Austrian Resistance to the Nazi rule that started with the Anschluss in 1938. These activists, limited primarily to adherents of the political left, operated in isolation from the Austrian mainstream during the war years. One prominent activist was Josef Plieseis. Other strands of Austrian resistance included Catholics and monarchists.However, it is notable that several Austrian nationalists, some of them even with fascist sympathies, also … Continue reading O5 – St. Stephans cathedral

Otto Wagner

Otto Koloman Wagner (13 July 1841 – 11 April 1918) was an Austrian architect and urban planner, known for his lasting impact on the appearance of his home town Vienna, to which he contributed many landmarks. He design many little sunflowers into his architectural work some of them you find it here Floodgate, Nußdorf, Vienna (1894) (streetcar D – last station Nussdorf) – Ask for the … Continue reading Otto Wagner