Austria
Austria

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  • Day105

    Baad und Aufstieg zum Gamsfuß

    March 21 in Austria ⋅ ☀️ -3 °C

    Nach längerer Suche hatten wir am Vorabend doch noch einen "adäquaten" Übernachtungsplatz vor dem Wertstoffhof gefunden. Bei frostigen -8° 😬 ging es dann am nächsten Morgen erst mal zum nächst gelegenen Bäcker. Am Parkplatz in Baad angekommen, trafen wir uns mit Thomas. Kurz nach 8 Uhr waren wir bereits auf der "Strecke" - erst im Schatten und dann in der warmen Sonne, mit herrlicher Kulisse.Read more

  • Day105

    Bärguntalpe

    March 21 in Austria ⋅ 🌫 6 °C

    Durch die kalte Nacht war der Schnee noch nicht aufgeweicht und die Abfahrt war zumindest im oberen Teil ein Genuß. Natürlich legten wir an der Bärguntalpe eine Rast ein. Bei Radler und Almdudler saßen wir gemütlich in der Sonne🍺.

  • Day4

    Viena 1

    December 29, 2018 in Austria ⋅ 🌬 3 °C

    Once again we went to Viena by bus. 70 km separate us from Bratislava, so this was a short journey. When we arrived it was already a good time to eat and that’s what we did. The Schönnbrunn palace was packed with tourists and no more tickets were available for the day, so we bought them for the following day and strolled around the Christmas market where the traditional Viennese cookies and Christmas decorations. So cold but sooooo beautiful! After checking in with Thomas - our make up breakfast specialist host - we headed to the city centre where it was still possible to visit St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the pedestrian area with the Opera House and the Sacher Hotel with the fancy butler and the Sacher Torte fans queuing outside.
    At eight we met Dorothea and her husband in a nice traditional restaurant with delicious Austrian food!!!
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  • Day10

    A quick dash to Austria

    April 10 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    Disappointed at leaving Garmisch, we head to Innsbruck and are pleased to see plenty of snow still in the mountains.

    Our first time at the wiggly mountain roads brings us to a quiet little campsite with no one else to be seen. And then every 15 minutes, we find out why there may not be any other guests...sitting next to a church, the enormous bells ring every 1/4 hour and at 7pm we are treated to what sounds like a drunken bell ringers celebration...smugly thinking that must be him going home for the night, imagine our dismay when 15 mins later, they carry on their cycle. This went on until 10pm, and began again at 6am, and the ‘drunken bell ringer’ as he is now known, gave us a reprise at 7am...time to move on briskly!!!!

    Although Nic has never heard of The Sound of Music, we make Salzburg our next stop in order to figure a plan to find snow.

    A bus ride into the city makes the trip worthwhile, beautiful architecture, a city full of art and music. Lovely little alleys lined with boutique shops, cafes and restaurants, colourful buildings and the old town bearing the castle walls and palatial roofs popping up through gaps.

    Another win here..we find some English people to ask about snow conditions of various resorts. Now armed with snow info, we find a very helpful Tourist Info lady who gives us a few more tips of things to do and see, and head back to route plan.

    Looking at the map, we realise we have to double-back on ourselves, but time is not an issue, so we make the call - hopefully a salt mine and then ski resort, will we see any snow though?

    Learnings from another city...the Japanese tourists seem to think our children are local tourist attractions and take pictures of them at their will!! Amelia is starting to learn to smile and wave as they stare wide-grinned at her freckles.
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  • Day12

    Salt and Snow!!! Awesome Austria...

    April 12 in Austria ⋅ 🌫 8 °C

    Leaving Salzburg, we head off to find salt. Neither of us are sure why we’ve been recommended this, so we’re intrigued. We actually cut back into Germany for this part, as we’ve been told that this particular mine will allow Coen in (but cruel to keep leaving him in the Moho! ;-) ), to a place called Berchtesgaden. So apparently the rock here is made up of 50% salt (in case you’re wondering why salt mines).

    When our time slot is called, we don our mining suits (the kids look adorable while we look ridiculous!) and hop onto a little mining train. Not quite sure how Coen will react, we’re pleasantly surprised that he doesn’t once try to jump off the train or dive down a lift hatch. We are taken deep into the mines, with a translated tour of every step of the process, a ride down two amazing miners slides, a salt cathedral, a grotto and then a boat across a salt mine lake, seeing how the process has evolved over 500 years (from digging 6cm a day with a hand axe, to 2m or 6m nowadays (depending on whether Nic or I heard that detail correctly!). The kids make it through the whole tour unscathed (ok, Coen did try to jump off the boat!) and we are super pleased we made that stop.

    Now to find some snow to dip our toes in...
    We’ve been told that if we head to Saalbach/Hinterglimm and ‘just drive as far as you can up the valley’ then we will be in snow. It’s getting late and we know we need to find a stopover but we can’t resist checking it out (just in case there’s a motorhome stop that no one else in the world has found) to make sure there is definitely snow.

    Yep, definitely snow, but locals confirm - definitely no where to park Moho! Head back down and find a lovely campsite, a gem in the mountains, free WiFi (blogs finally get released!), surrounded by snowy mountains and lake Waldsee - which to Amelia and Coens utter amazement is teeming with toads!! Thousands of them. This totally occupies Amelia for the two days and nights we are here, and although Coen does try to jump in the lake a few times, it’s worth it to see their faces. They see the toads spawn, dead ones, mating ones (piggy backs) - circle of life in one hit.

    So next, snow day...to be continued...
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  • Day13

    Snow day

    April 13 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

    We promised Amelia we’d find somewhere she could sledge, so today is the day we need to find some white stuff (we’ve seen some muddy/icy stuff so far).

    We head up the valley and pull in besides a lovely white field, have a little snow ball fight and a roam, and then find a little learner slope for some proper sledging (on the bodyboard of course, no room for ski gear in the Moho this year!). Amelia has a whale of a time, Coen loves the sledge but struggles to find his feet in the very sinky snow (sinking up to my knees) and resembles and upside down tortoise for much of the morning, and then we make a quick exit when Amelia takes her snow gloves off to build a snowman (?!) and very quickly gets frozen fingers.

    Moho lunch on the road, a very cool obstacle course for Amelia while Coen kips and we finish the day with a visit to the ski lifts at Zell am See. We decide we DEFINITELY need to do a ski holiday in the Moho next year.....!!!!

    A 2nd night with the toads as we enjoyed this site so much, and in the morning, we skip the plan to cycle round the lake at Zell when we find the roads are a bit dodgy for Amelia, take a walk instead and narrowly avoid both children taking a swim in the freezing lake...on to Altenmarkt for the next stop - hopefully if our research is accurate a very fun swimming pool...
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Republic of Austria, Republik Österreich, ኦስትሪያ, 오스트리아, オーストリア, អូទ្រីស, ଅଷ୍ଟ୍ରିଆ, ออสเตรีย, ອົອດສະເຕຼຍ, An Ostair, Áo, ʻAositulia, Aostria, Aotrisy, Austerrike, Austri, Austria, Áustria, Àustria, Austria nutome, Austrija, Aŭstrujo, Austurríki, Ausztria, Autriche, Avstrii, Avstrija, Avstriya, Avusturya, Awsteriya, Awstria, Awstrija, Awusituriya, Eysturríki, i-Austria, Itävalta, Nuortariika, Oostenrijk, Oostenryk, Öösterriek, Orílẹ́ède Asítíríà, Österreich, Österrike, Østerrike, Ostiriya, Ɔstria, Østrig, Østrigi, Otilisi, Otiriis, Otirishe, Otirisi, Otrîsi, Rakousko, Rakúsko, República d'Àustria, اتریش, اتريش, آسٹریا, النمسا, نەمسا, אוסטריה, Αυστρία, Австрија, Австрия, Австрія, Аустрија, Аўстрыя, ཨསྟྲི་ཡ།, ཨས་ཊི་ཡ, Ավստրիա, ავსტრია, अष्ट्रिया, ऑस्ट्रिया, ઑસ્ટ્રિયા, ఆస్ట్రియా, ಆಸ್ಟ್ರಿಯಾ, ஆஸ்திரியா, ഓസ്ട്രിയ, অস্ট্রিয়া, অস্ট্রিয়া, ဩစတြီးယား, ඔස්ට්‍රියාව, オーストリア共和国, 奥地利

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