Flowers on the Kitzbuheler Horn.

Our plan for today was to catch the cable car to the summit of the Kitzbuheler Horn at 2000 m. However at the ticket office we were handed a leaflet that explained that major construction work was taking place at the summit and the road was closed in several places. A better option was to catch the cable car to the middle station and then go up to the Alpenhaus on the Sekt II cable car.

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The weather was gloomy and as we looked back we could see Schwarzsee that we had walked round in glorious sunshine yesterday. At the top we headed straight for the restaurant. It was rather chilly and we needed a coffee and time to work out our plan.

We had intended visiting the Alpenblumen Garden but as the road was closed the only way was up a steep rocky path. Not for us. We considered the Karst Trail which leads you past rare geological features, ice age relics and impressive viewpoints. But, examining the map and route description it would prove too difficult with several steep ascents and descents. We contented ourselves with a short stroll looking at the variety of wild flowers.

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And then it started to rain. Time to go down.

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By the time we got to mid station it had stopped raining so we decided to spend some time there.

We wandered along to the other station from where the larger gondolas travel up to the summit which was now again just visible.

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We walked to a farm where an old tree trunk made an interesting water feature.

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It was now time to head back down, tea and cakes were awaiting at the hotel.

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In the evening after another gorgeous meal we headed into town to listen to a brass band concert in the square. A pleasant end to our short stay in Kitzbuhel.

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About crosbyman66

My aim is to create a photo diary of my walks and my travels. I have two main hobbies, walking and photography and these complement each other. I am a senior citizen, what used to be called an old age pensioner, but I don't feel old. Since retirement I have had more time to pursue my hobbies and the opportunity to travel more. My philosophy now is - Do what you can, while you can. My other interests are fine wines and keeping fit. These may not complement each other but keep me happy.
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