"Introduction to an Arts Roadhouse" Bavaria by Kimi_the_Bear
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You might not have seen anything like this. Rasthof Illertal-Ost on the Autobahn A 7 between Ulm and Kempten is Germany's only Arts Road House (Rest Stop, Pit Stop; Kunstrasthof). It looks like a mixture of Gaudí and Hundertwasser, just spectacular.
The name of the artist who created this colourful roadhouse is Herbert Maierhofer. He is Austrian.
The architecture is somehow a little bit of everything. Ice-cream cones combined with Venetian windows, a Chinese pagoda next to a Greek temple. In front of the building, in a semi-circle, you find sculptures of all the astrological signs - and I sat in or on them all :-)
Work at the site which previously had been a pit stop like all the others, started in 1996 and was finished in November 1997.
If you want more information about the Kunstrasthof Illertal-Ost, check out this website:
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