Sankt Gilgen

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  • Day4

    Aan, in en op het meer.

    July 10 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Om te vermijden dat Mitzi een muilkorf aan moet, nemen we niet de boot maar wel de auto naar St Gilgen, het dorpje aan de kop van de Wolfgangsee. Een kleine rondwandeling, wat inkopen en we vertrekken terug naar ons toch juist iets schattiger dorpje. Na een kleine hap installeren we ons met vieren aan het privé-strandje van het hotel en duiken het meer in. Na enkele uurtjes platte rust zijn we klaar voor ons volgende avontuur, met de e-boot het meer op. Gelukkig hebben we een bekwame kapitein zodat we als passagiers mooie postkaartwaardige foto's kunnen nemen van ons dorpje. Spijtig genoeg is hier na 6 uur 's avonds geen zonnig terras meer te vinden om ons met een Hugo te vermeien. Dus terug naar ons appartementje waar we na een lekkere maaltijd door Katrien klaargemaakt, de dorpsfanfare langs ons terras naar het dorpsplein horen en zien vertrekken. Dat staat nog op schema voor zo meteen.Read more

  • Day9

    Audi Quattro Legenden Treffen

    July 5 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Was für ein Zufall. Keine 13km von unserer Unterkunft entfernt findet das Audi „Quattro Legenden“ Treffen statt. Das nutzen wir nazürlich gleich für einen Ausflug nach St. Gilgen. Hautsächlich alte Audis aus den Rally Motorsport Zeiten waren hier zu sehen. Erstaunlich, teilweiße wurden diese Rennwagen von alten Opas hier bewegt. Waren wohl auch in ihren jungen Jahren Rennfahrer.
    Rennfahrerlegenden wie Walter Röhrl und Harald Demuth waren ebenfalls vor Ort.
    Lustig einige Kennzeichen mit : IN , ND , WUG, EI zu sehen.
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  • Day12

    Hike & Plantsch

    August 9 in Austria ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    Mit meiner Freundin und ihren 2 Kids (3 + 6 J.) sind wir heute zur Bartl-Hütte und anschließend in den Hintersee zum plantschen und zur Abkühlung gehüpft.

    Von der Bartl-Hütte hat man nen wahnsinnig tollen Ausblick auf den Wolfgangsee.

  • Day2

    Strandhotel Margaretha

    August 8 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Big balcony - yes, that's all ours - with a lake view. Smallish room but with a deep bath for post-walk soaking. And on the 4th floor so we get plenty of exercise even if we do no more than climb up and down for breakfast and dinner.

    The town is tiny, but well supplied with every shop you could want - including one that sells only things made from apples. We started with a wall around the easy part of the lake, taking us to Strobl. The water is amazingly clear and I think we found why - it appears to have a giant plug so they can drain it down for a good scrub every winter.Read more

  • Day6

    Pilgrim's way

    August 12 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Up and down the pilgrims' way from St Wolfgang to St Gilgen (the wrong way), past the spot St Wolfhang threw his axe from*.

    • An ingenious solution for those on the steeper slopes to get their shopping up to the house.
    • A very entertaining crucifixion scene. Thief 1 bored stiff, thief 2 quite enjoying the rest, eye rolling sarcastic Jesus, and a centurion doing ... well, I've no idea what the centurion is doing, but he'd clearly like some appreciation for his calves while he does it.
    • Beautiful bit of the lake once we got back to the very welcome flat.
    • Excellent fence construction.

    The rain held off until we'd finished the walk, but made up for it for the rest of the day.

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  • Day9

    St Gilgen cable car

    August 15 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    An old cable car, with tiny, very spaced-out cars. Which means it only moves just under 4 people a minute at maximum capacity.

    So it's a very pleasant 16 minute ride up, with good views. But over an hour in the queue to get on. And the same back down.

    At the top there are plenty of alms, and a huge choice of walks - although very few blue ones. We did the pilsen panorama rundweg. About an hour on good paths, and not too much up and down. Certainly can't fault it on the panorama aspect: mountains in all directions (with regular signposts to tell you what mountains they are) and several lakes overlooked. Also some helpful posters of footprints and flowers you may see. The latter had a bee rather confused because it could see beautiful huge flowers, but not get into them.Read more

  • Day16

    Halstatt to Wolfgangsee - lakes!!

    April 16 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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