Steiermark, by Robert Löbl. Introductory text by Hieronymus Riede. Munich: Süddeutscher Verlag, 1961. 96 pages, with two maps and 80 full-page photos, captioned in three languages.
This is an excellent picture-book, showing the scenery, life and people of an Austrian province lying between the Salzkammergut and Vienna. The capital is Graz, a pleasant city of baroque architecture and important museums, whose best-known citizen was romantic Erzherzog Johann, a pioneer of mountaineering in the Eastern Alps. In the western part of the province one finds the snowclad Dachstein, and the Gesäuse group of the Ennsthal. There are also fine lakes in the vicinity of Bad Aussee. The mountain views and climbing scenes include the Trisselwand, Grimming, Planspitze and Dachstein.
J. Monroe Thorington