Monthly Archives: August 2015

Salersbachkopfl and the High Table.

It was the last day of our holiday in Austria and we decided on an easy stroll along the Seepromenade. The cloud had lifted and it promised to be a glorious day. We had got to start packing our suitcases … Continue reading

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The Schmittenhohe High Altitude promenade.

The High Altitude Promenade is one of the classic walks on the Schmittenhohe and one I just had to do before the end of my holiday. The usual route up is to take the cable car to the summit of … Continue reading

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Kaprun High Altitude reservoirs.

One of the things near the top of my wish list for the holiday was a visit to the High Altitude reservoirs at Kaprun. But how do I get there? It couldn’t have been easier. We caught the 660 bus … Continue reading

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Zell am See Seepromenade, a day to forget.

I was going to call this post – The worst trout pout ever. I will come to that later. The day had started off misty so we decided to walk round the lake. The complete circuit is 11 km but … Continue reading

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Schmittenhohe and the Four Lakes walk.

I’m off to do a guided walk on the Schmittenhohe. It is listed as ‘The four lake hike’ a moderate walk at 2000 m altitude to the reservoir lakes with a view of Zeller See. I am confident that I … Continue reading

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A stroll round Plettsaukopf

It was a beautiful fine morning so we decided to go for a gentle walk round the Plettsaukopf Reservoir on the flanks of the Schmittenhohe. We caught the City Xpress gondola up to Mittelstation at 1411 metres. It was only … Continue reading

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A trip along the Grossglockner High Alpine Road

One of the highlights of my holiday was a tour along the Grossglockner High Alpine Road.It is 48 km long and leads you into the heart of the Hohe Tauern National Park reaching altitudes of 2571 metres above sea level. … Continue reading

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Sisi’s circular path on the Schmittenhohe

Sisi’s circular path is a short walk, only one kilometre, starting from the Elisabeth Chapel situated on the top of the Schmittenhohe. The walk is full of interest as in addition to the marvellous views there are information boards which … Continue reading

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A walking tour of Zell am See

I’m just back from a holiday in Zell am See, a picturesque town situated on the western shores of Zeller See in the Salzburg land area of Austria. The town, or rather city, has a long history dating back to … Continue reading

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