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  • Day17

    Cycle to St Wolfgang

    April 17, 2019 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    We decide to stay another night on this pretty lake, so gear up for a cycle around to St Wolfgang. A lovely trip through some woods, into the lovely lakeside towns, with plenty of food pit stops/park play times/photo opps. Amelia cycled the first part, but a couple of miles in decided the croozer looked more comfy, so loaded up with two kids, a croozer and an extra bike, Nic hits the hills while I take in the views of the leisurely 20 mile round trip!!

    Arrive in St Wolfgang, expecting to find some nice little cafes or bakeries for lunch, but it seems this little town is taking the ‘off-season’ to the extreme, so although tour buses bring in more visitors, we don’t find much here, and after a walk around the town and lakeside, we leave hungry and hot!

    After only a minor detour along a farmers field/wrong turn, we finish the 20 mile cycle just in time for a splash in the lake and relaxing evening.

    This lake has really completed our Austrian adventure: we’ve seen so much of the beautiful colours and scenery here, and although there is still much of Austria we could have seen (Vienna, the north and east), we are super happy with the tour we’ve had. We’ll be back one day, I’m sure!
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  • Day16

    Halstatt to Wolfgangsee - lakes!!

    April 16, 2019 in Austria ⋅ ☀️ 13 °C

    Because we wanted to see snow before it all melted away, this is the part of our trip where we double back on ourselves towards Salzburg.

    Halstatt is our first destination, the journey is beautiful, we follow another bouldering river the whole way, in the valley of beautiful mountains, lush green fields, the remnants of snowy tracks everywhere. As we enter Halstatt through another long tunnel, the signs tell us it is a World Heritage Site.

    We soon realise this means 1) the tourist buses bringing thousands of travellers clog up the tiny streets and 2) there is only one place to park Moho to take a look around, which is slightly on the pricey range - but when we ask about the price to stay overnight, we find an ‘all inclusive’ rate of almost 50euros - tempted to ask if this all-inclusive includes dinner and breakfast, we decline, and the owner in his classic Austrian mountain get-up tells us with raised arms - and in his best AAUUSS-TRIAN accent - ‘dis iss Halstatt!’. Ok so WHS means expensive, we move through town (after a head-turning 8-point turn), and find a lovely picnic spot with great views of the lovely lake, town and mountains. We’re joined by a friendly, but hungry swan, which unnerves Amelia, but we get some great views, find one more spot and head back through the tunnel. We pull in at what we think is a little viewpoint in the tunnel. Quickly realise this is actually a short-cut to the actual centre of Halstatt, and have a stroll through the quaint centre, with cobbled streets (cue Coen taking numerous tumbles/face plants) and arty shops, peaks at little waterfalls and another view over the lake. Glad we made that stop.

    Now we head to the next alpine lake, Wolfgangsee, and take our pick of the several campsites lining one of the little villages. As we drive through, we can see what a picturesque lake this one is...lined with turquoise water and dotted with cute little villages. The campsite has a lovely (albeit tiny) little beach with jetty, and the kids love the shallow clear water to splash about in.

    Now that the sun is shining, we manage to get our first bbq of the season, and prepare for a day of cycling in the morning...
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  • Day42

    Day 42: St. Wolfgang, Austria

    August 1, 2017 in Austria ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    Today, our plan was to take the earliest bus to St. Gilgen and grab the ferry to St. Wolfgang to then hike up Scafbergbahn (1,783 meters). People told us it would take us three hours and then we'd go swimming in the lakes for a bit before heading back for our 7:30 Marionette show of The Sound of Music. It didn't quite go as planned.

    We grabbed the earliest bus (with our new friend Anna from Sweden) and got to start hiking at 10 am. This hike was the more difficult hike I've ever done. At 1:30, we got to the first train station and Zoe decided to take the train back down. I didn't want to quit so Anna and I kept going to the top and we finally made it at around 3 o'clock.

    Took us five hours, but the view was incredible and I was so happy when I made it. Anna and I ate our lunches, walked around and took in the view from every angle. When we went to go get train tickets to get back down, the next available one was at 4:25. No time for swimming. :(

    Zoe ended up heading back early so she could shower before the show. Anna and I had to make every next transport on time or I wouldn't make it back to the show. We ended up having 5 minutes to run to the ferry and then 15 minutes to run through the town of St. Gilgen to grab the bus. I originally wanted to take a quick shower myself, but there was no time and I took the bus straight to the show, getting there just on time to freshen up quick and meet Zoe.

    Needless to say it was right down to the wire in terms of me making it on time, but I'm always last minute so nothing new there! The show was actually really cool and it was a fun way to see the Sound of Music for the first time!

    We then grabbed McDonalds and "walked" back. Zoe took us the longest way possible so I actually hailed a taxi with 1 km left because the 25 minute walk was already at 45 minutes and I was exhausted and so excited for a shower. That shower turned out to be the best one ever.
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  • Day8

    Strand- und Badetag

    September 9, 2018 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Heute habe ich einen Ruhetag eingelegt. Ich war schwimmen und habe am Wasser gesessen. Auf einer schwimmenden Holzinsel habe ich Kontakt zu einem Mann bekommen, der sein Kajak ausprobiert hat, bzw. hat er kentern und dagegen kontern geübt. Nächstes Jahr will er damit eine Tour in Norwegen machen. Das war total schick, das Boot. In meiner Lieblingsfarbe grün.Read more

  • Day13

    Ein Regentag

    September 14, 2018 in Austria ⋅ 🌧 14 °C

    Habe die letzte Nacht im Auto verbracht, allerdings nicht viel geschlafen. Gestern Abend gab es ein heftiges Gewitter, da war es mir im Auto sicherer. War irgendwie gemütlich, aber die Liegefläche muss noch verbessert werden. Heute hat es dann überwiegend geregnet, ich habe im Auto gelesen und im Aufenthaltsraum auch. Habe viel zu oft auf mein Handy geguckt. Irgendwo hin zu fahren, hatte ich keine Lust. Irgendwie ist die Luft raus. Dass schon zwei Wochen rum sind, unglaublich. Ich weiß nicht, wann ich zurück fahren soll. Habe Angst davor. Fühle mich auch hier grade sehr alleine. Hier sind viele, die einen Hund mit dabei haben. Wenigstens das.... Gegessen habe ich heute etwas vom Imbiss El Goucho, der heute hier verweilt. Das war super lecker.Read more

  • Day17

    Letzter Tag

    September 18, 2018 in Austria ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    Morgen, bzw. schon heute Nacht, soll es regnen. Nach langem Hin und Her habe ich mich entschieden, morgen meine"Heimat" zu verlassen. Werde mich gleich noch ans Wasser in die Sonne setzen, dann am Nachmittag bezahlen und das Zelt trocknen und einpacken, nochmal essen gehen und im Auto die letzte Nacht verbringen. Traurig bin ich so oder so, aber da fahre ich eben lieber einen Tag eher bei schlechtem Wetter als bei Sonnenschein.Read more

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Gschwandt, Гшвандт

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