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Mariazell

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  • Day13

    Mariazell

    September 29 in Austria ⋅ 🌧 13 °C

    Mariazell is a hub of winter sports in the Austrian Alps and is said to be a favorite ski destination in this part of the world. The town is also well known for its Basilica (see another post).
    The 1st 2 pictures are in the Hauptplatz or main square. It is a lovely alpine town.
    The other 2 pictures are taken from the top of the tower on top of Bürgeralte, the mountain behind Mariazell. While the weather wasn't all that great, these pictures give you a feel for why Mariazell is popular as a ski destination and as an area of spectacular scenery. There may be no snow in evidence, but I can say that while standing atop that tower, it certainly felt like snow was close.
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  • Day13

    Mariazell Basílica

    September 29 in Austria ⋅ ☁️ 14 °C

    Also known as the Basilica of the Birth of the Virgin Mary, this is one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Europe. The site dates back to the 13th century, but the current building dates to the 17th century.
    The 1st picture is of the front facade. The yellow in front of the door is a lift vehicle for some maintenance work in progress.
    The 2nd picture is in the nave looking at the very ornate Gnadenkapelle or grace chapel. This chapel is said to be located on the site of the 1st monastic cell here and serves as the chancel of the nave. If you look in the center of all the decorative work, you can make out a small white gown . This gown dresses a statue of Mary said to have been brought to the site by the first monks in the 12th century.
    If you look above the altar and altarpiece of the grace chapel, you can see that there is a large domed space behind the altar. This area houses the high altar shown in the 3rd picture and the stature of Mary of a pedestal.
    The last picture looks up at the main organ that dates to the 17th century, with numerous renovations and enhancements over the he centuries.
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  • Day5

    Mariazell

    August 21, 2019 in Austria ⋅ ☁️ 13 °C

    Nach durchwachsenem Wetter Zwischenziel der heutigen Etappe erreicht

    Siehe https://www.mariazell.at/

    Wir sind zuerst Richtung Erzberg gefahren, dort war wegen Bauarbeiten die Ortsdurchfahrt Vordernberg gesperrt. Wartezeit mind. 30 min. Umgedreht und geplante Route andersherum gefahren. In Leoben erste Niederschläge, weiter nach Kapfenburg, dann in die Berge Richting Seewiesen / Mariazell, vereinzelt Schauer.
    Nach Seewiesen abgebogen nach Mürzsteg, Lahnsattel und Mariazell. Eigentlich eine tolle Strecke, leider wg. Regen nicht so ganz der Genuss.
    Aber dann - nach einem Päuschen, nochmal nen Pulli drunter gezogen, es hatte auf 10-12 Grad abgekühlt eine trockene und 1A Strecke erwischt. Weichselboden und Wildalpen waren die Orte neben der Strecke. Danach ab Gams wieder Regen. Zurück über Erzberg, trocken...
    Keine Bilder, Handschuhe waren schon klamm und aus- und anziehen einfach lästig.
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