Around the Burglstein

We had moved to St Wolfgang on the shore of Wolfgangsee and were setting off on a short walk.

As we waited for the ferry to take us down to Strobl the RMS Kaiser Franz Josef I came by.


This vintage ship was built in 1873 and is paddle-wheel driven.

We caught the MS Salzburg which took us down to Strobl at the southern tip of the lake. Our walk was along the Burglesteinpromenade round the Burglestein.


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It was an easy walk, much of it along boardwalks giving us panoramic views across the lake.

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We came to a place named Seerosenplatz where there  were some giant wooden water lilies and chairs. The Latin name of the water lily, Nymphaea, comes from Greek mythology. According to myth, a nymph died due to her unrequited love for Hercules. The gods however took pity on her and brought her back to life as a water lily. Seerosenplatz is therefore a special place of rejuvenation, a place for those seeking peace. You feel particularly close to water and tensions and worries magically disappear.

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We carried on along the boardwalks until they ended and the path began to climb steeply up through woodland. this would eventually lead to a road and back into Strobl. We felt it would be better to retrace our steps and enjoy the walk close to the lake. But first we needed a rest.

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There was plenty to watch with paddle boarding seeming very popular.

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When we got to the water lilies I decided I needed to test them out. Would I feel rejuvenated? I  certainly felt relaxed.

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Back in Strobl we had time for a coffee as we waited for the ferry to take us back to St Wolfgang.

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A nice easy day.

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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4 Responses to Around the Burglstein

  1. Marie Moran says:

    Ok what’s happened to that Crosbyman that is on his hands and knees with camera taking close up photos of tiny flowers or climbing over jagged rocks to get the perfect photo? I have been slack, following your posts. We are living a nomad lifestyle while an apartment is being built. I am looking forward to having some routine in my life. Only joking, I always enjoy your photos and posts keep up the good work.

  2. crosbyman66 says:

    I am trying to take it easy and act my age but it is not working. Too many things still to do.
    Hope you get settled soon

  3. Malcolm Chester says:

    Tell Marie about your rock climbing exploits the other day. 😉

  4. crosbyman66 says:

    I am trying to blank it from my mind!

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