Category Archives: Austria

A walk to the Schwarzensee.

It was the last day of our holiday and I wanted to fit in another walk. All week I had been reading about a walk to Schwarzensee, the Black Lake. It would take approx. 4 hours to get there and … Continue reading

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A stroll though the Blinklingmoos Nature Reserve

Our plan for today was to stroll through the Blinklingmoos Nature Reserve on the western shore of Wolfgangsee. We caught the ferry from St Wolfgang to cross the lake to Gschwendt Parkplatx to begin out 4.5 km walk. After skirting … Continue reading

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Lunch down on the farm.

Today I was going to a ‘Farmers Lunch’ at Mostbauer where we were looking forward to some home produced food. There were six of us in the group including Stephen our guide. We climbed steeply out of St Wolfgang on … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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A stroll round Schwarzsee.

After a day in the mountains we fancied an easy stroll so we set off for Schwarzsee, a beautiful lake just a couple of kilometres to the west of Kitzbuhel along the Brixental Road. The walk along the road from … Continue reading

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A hike on the Hahnenkamm

Sunday. Kitzbuhel had almost returned to normal. There were still a few bikers around, sitting astride their machines and revving up the engines of their Harley Davidsons. We headed for the peace and quiet of the mountains and took the … Continue reading

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Oh No. This is so not me !!!!

My wife and I are just back from a holiday in Austria where we had hoped to relax and do a bit of gentle walking. For the first few days we stayed in Kitzbuhel. In winter it is a top … Continue reading

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Schneefalle.

Schneefalle is the the name of this wooded sculpture set on the slopes of the Schmittenhohe Mountain at Zell am See in Austria. It was created in 1998 by the artist Herbert Golser and is part of a larger project, … Continue reading

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A visit to ‘The Alhambra’

Rising up above Red Hill, the royal city of Alhambra stands proud and eternal. It is one of the most important architectural structures of the Middle Ages and the finest example of Islamic art in the western world. I arrived … Continue reading

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