Wayside cross Sidler

Wayside cross Sidler

At the Traun shore trail in Lauffen, at the small hydropower station


Place

Place

This was and is a popular swimming spot for the residents of Lauffen, even though this place can also be very dangerous, as shown by the two wayside crosses that remind us of children who have drowned here while swimming. The two wayside crosses by a painter surnamed Pilz, were renewed in 2011 by an amateur.

The wayside crosses were erected around 1887, and are panel paintings on wood. The scene shows the "Wilder Lauffen" rapid with the "Windensteg" bridge to the south.  Interestingly, the railway is missing. In the water you can see a boy, apparently the victim in this scene.