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Austria

Curious what backpackers do in Austria? Discover travel destinations all over the world of travelers writing a travel blog on FindPenguins.
  • Day33

    Traditionelle Wallfahrt von Obermauern nach Lavant zur Kirchtagsmesse mit Widdersegnung,und anschliessender Versteigerung.ein paar Daten dazu: samstag 29.4. um 19 uhr Abmarsch...Ankunft Sonntag 6.15 uhr in Lavant...Frühstücken in Römerstube....anschliessend Prozession mit dem geschmückten Widder zur Wallfahrtskirche mit Gottesdienst...50km.Wegstrecke frohen Mutes waren für mich ein BESONDERES ERLEBNIS!😃🌝👍Read more

  • Day1

    Unsere geplanten Touren für den Toskana Trip 2017. Diesmal werden wir nicht in Florenz, sondern in Poggibonsi unser Quartier aufschlagen, um mehr im Süden der Toskana unterwegs zu sein. Geplant ist die Tour vom Samstag 29.April.2017 bis Samstag 6.Mai.2017. Ob sich die "Zugfahrt" nach Vendig auch wieder ausgeht wird sich zeigen.

  • Day1

    Als Alternative haben wir auch den Freitag als möglichen Start überlegt. Aber das Wetter wird uns da einen Strich durch die Rechnung machen. Wir hoffen auf den Samstag und eine trockene und nicht zu kalte Fahrt über den Reschen.

  • Day281

    Today, we did one of Austria's highlight fixed-rope-climbs "the dragon wall". It was our first longer outdoor climb and a challenging one for beginners for sure. But after the practicing indoors, we felt ready for a more challenging one.

    The hike goes up the steep wall on the left of picture #2 all the way to the mountain summit. We were climbing for 3 hours and then hiked down on the other side of the mountain for another 2. And to be honest, for the first 20 minutes or so I was quite nervous. Climbing outside simply is another story than being indoors where everything is controlled, secured and known. But being on the fixed rope is super safe and so we got to learn and enjoy 3 amazing hours of adventure.

    I definitely learned to trust myself and the equipment and we've all caught the climbing fever now :)
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  • Day179

    I managed to see most of Salzburg in three hours. Very beautiful city with lots of music, concerts and opera. My four star hotel that I got for a excellent deal had a bath and I was elated. I found a shop selling bath bombs for 50 cents so I got one for later. The cost of things here is 200% cheaper than Switzerland and do I decided I would eat out tonight. Went to the restaurant in the hotel but they were packed until 9 and I was not waiting until then. I found a great vegetarian place around the corner and had cashew curry pad Thai. I have been craving veggies for a week but with no place to cook or store things I have been without. The food was amazing. I noticed there are a lot of gypsies in Salzburg and they sit on every corner asking for money. The irony is that they are all dripping in gold jewellery and don't have a problem asking for money. Ugh makes me sick.Read more

  • Day198

    Took a day trip to Hainburg on the city bus with aunt and neighbour. Wanted to tour the little town a bit on a day that was sunny and warm. There is a national park and castle on the ridge of the town that you could walk to a a beautiful viewpoint of the Danube, town and Slovakia from a different direction. Unfortunately I didn't get a chance to do either of the things because my two guests were not in the mood for walking. I'll have to do this on a day by myself. It's only 9km from Bratislava and there is a great flat bike path. Too bad I don't have a bike. Hainburg is lovely and tidy, has an old archway at the entrance and beautifully restored buildings. It is also the birthplace of Joseph Hayden, famous composer. Same composer I listened to at the symphony I attended in December. I found his birthplace when I took a side street on my own.Read more

  • Day210

    Today we took the local bus to Devinska Nova Ves and then walked across the bridge for about an hour to the Schlosshof Summer Palace. The palace is in Baroque style with magnificent gardens and fountains (which were not flowing yet). It was a place where Prince Eugene spent his summers away from his military campaigns hunting and relaxing. He was a collector of exotic animals and had them imported to the palace. Maria Theresa of the Hapsburgs, Queen of Austria, lived in this palace as well. The stable housed prized horses and each horse had its own paddock with marble trough. There was a building on the property which was called the Orangerie where citrus fruits were grown for the prince. There was an Easter market at the palace with lots of beautifully painted eggs and art. We made our way back to Slovakia late in the afternoon and stopped off at a krcma (outdoor local pub) for a couple of beers. Another beautiful sunny day. Heading to the Tatra mountains for four days on Monday.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

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