Austria

Against War & Fascism

Usually, when I travel by car, I like to avoid the highways in order to discover the hinterlands. On this journey, I got lost in the small villages along the border. I stopped in one of the villages for a coffee and a bite before crossing the border to Germany.

 
I connected my smartphone to Wi-Fi, and then searched the name of the town “Braunau am Inn” just to check if there
was any interesting sights to visit. I then discovered that it was the birthplace of Adolf Hitler.
 
I located his home to find that it has been converted into a nursery for disabled children. At the door stood a memorial stone with the inscription: “For Peace, Freedom and Democracy. Never Again Fascism. Millions of Dead Remind [us].”

Moments

Juin 2008

Juin 2010

Did you know...

- The oldest zoo in the world is the Tiergarten Schönbrunn in Vienna, founded in 1752.

- Founded in 803 under the name of St. Peter Stiftskeller, Haslauer is the oldest tavern / restaurant in the world still active and the oldest company in Europe.

- The sewing machine was invented in 1818 by Josef Madersperger, an Austrian.

- Austria is the only country in the European Union who is not a member of NATO.

- Austria has given the world many famous classical music composers, including Haydn, Mozart, Schubert, Liszt, J. Strauss, Mahler and Bruckner.

- The founder of "Porsche", the manufacturer of German sports cars, is the Austrian Ferdinand Porsche. He also designed the Volkswagen (the "people's car").

- The Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle) in Salzburg, is the highest waterfalls in Europe at 380 meters high.

Braunau am Inn
Braunau am Inn
Night life
Graz
Steindorf am O.S.
Quite high!