Monthly Archives: September 2014

Towards the Gschollkopf

Once again the valley is filled with low cloud but I have discovered Channel 1 on the TV. Between 7.00 and 8.00 it shows views from Spy cameras situated high in the mountains. The camera from the cable car station … Continue reading

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An afternoon in Rattenberg

There was still no sign of any sunshine so we decided to take a trip along the Inn Valley to Rattenberg. It lies on the banks of the River Inn and it is the smallest town in the country. The … Continue reading

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A visit to Schloss Tratzberg

There is still no let up in the bad weather so we need to find some indoor activity. We decided to visit Schloss Tratzberg just a few kilometres along the Inn Valley towards Innsbruck. We caught the local bus from … Continue reading

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The flowers like the rain

Yet again it is an overcast day with low cloud. My plan for the day was to do a guided walk but when I turned up I was told it was cancelled due to the weather. A storm was due … Continue reading

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A soggy walk and the Karwendelmarsch

It was another damp, grey day with fine rain. I could not see the mountains. Had they  just been a figment of my imagination? By 11 o’clock there was no sign of the rain easing so we put on our … Continue reading

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A walk round the Zwolferkopf, Route 4

At last we had some sunshine and bright blue sky so we caught the 10.00 Karwendel Cable Car to the top of the Zwolferkopf at 1500m. At the top we paused to watch the Para gliders take advantage of the … Continue reading

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Wild flowers and an eagle on the Rofan

Once again the valley was full of mist but by mid morning it had cleared and we decided to take a ride on the Rofanseilbahn, the cable car that takes you up the Rofan mountains. A 10 minute journey took … Continue reading

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A nostalgic train ride–The Achensee cog railway

The Achensee Cog Railway runs between Jenbach in the                                                            Inntal Valley and Seespitz on Lake Achensaee. The line is 6.78 km in length and the track gauge is 1000mm During the journey from Jenbach the train climbs 440 metres … Continue reading

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A stroll to Seespitz

There was some blue sky this morning and we could actually see the tops of the mountains so we decided to go for a walk. It was really just a stroll alongside the lake towards Seespitz but we needed to … Continue reading

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Wandering in Austria

We are just back from a holiday in the Austrian Tyrol. We stayed at Pertisau on the shore of Lake Achensee. Lake Achensee was formed by glacial erosion and is the largest of the Tyrolean lakes – 9 kilometres in length and … Continue reading

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