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Austria report: WikiDaheim[edit]

By Philip Kopetzky
Alpine hut in the Northern Limestone Alps - one of the pictures uploaded for WikiDaheim
Church bells ringing in Brixen, Tyrol

WikiDaheim concluded on October 7th - the premise of this event was to document Austrian villages in ways not encountered on Wikipedia or Wikimedia Commons so far, since many villages only had pictures of heritage buildings and hardly anything else, leaving many readers asking the question "So what does this village actually look like?".

Over the course of slightly more than two months, 110 users uploaded 7200 media files (yes, media files: WikiDaheim also gave users the option to upload recordings of church bells), many of which are used on various wikis, including some CEE languages.

A first-round-jury also selected the 500 best images which a jury will use to select the 10 best images of WikiDaheim 2017. You can find the selection of images here. The 10 best images from the first round that depicted heritage buildings were also nominated for Wiki Loves Monuments 2017. P.K.