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  • Day1


    April 23 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Nach weiteren Ausbauarbeiten im Winter ist der Bussi jetzt bereit für den Sommer.
    Nachdem wir die Ostertage mit der Familie verbracht haben, machen wir uns auf den Weg nach Österreich.
    Nach einer staureichen Fahrt (auf Grund eines Radrennens) erreichen wir den schönen Camping Judenstein in der Nähe von Hall in Tirol.
    Wir lernen gleich zwei nette Kölner, Niklas und Jurai, kennen. Sie nehmen uns gleich mit ihrem Auto mit nach Innsbruck.
    3h Stadtbesichtigung (goldenes Dachl, Skischanze und Shoppingcenter) und ab zurück zum Campingplatz.
    Den Abend haben wir dann zu 4. mit paar Bierchen ausklingen lassen.
    Am nächsten Tag sind wir vormittags zur Rinner Alm aufgebrochen. Dort angekommen entscheiden wir uns noch zur nächsten Alm zu wandern. Beide sind leider erst ab dem 1. Mai geöffnet.
    Nach einer kleinen Stärkung machen wir uns auf den Weg nach unten.
    Der Abend war dann sehr stürmisch, also haben wir diesen im Bussi verbracht.
    Am nächsten Tag ging es bei strahlendem Sonnenschein genauso stürmisch weiter und für uns nach Hause.
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  • Day19

    So long, farewell Austria

    June 22, 2018 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    The overnight SNAV ferry Aurelia from Split to Ancona was clean and comfortable and I was lucky to have a good sized 2 berth cabin all to myself. After dinner on board, I had an early night as the ferry docked in Italy at 06.30. With typical Italian inefficiency we then all stood in a Passport Control line for over an hour - and that was in the speedy European Union line - heaven help us after Brexit! After all the hanging about I was desperate for the bathroom, but I have to say the facilities at Ancona Ferry Terminal would not have won Loo of the Year Award. I won’t go into detail, but suffice it to say that some fellow passengers must have overindulged in curry and lager last night!

    I took the train from Ancona to Bologna and changed for Venice on the impressive new Frecciarossa (Red Arrow) service with leather seats and complimentary coffee. Most of the passengers were smartly dressed business men except for 4 loud Americans sitting opposite with their bare feet up on the seats. The two women were painting each other’s toenails and massaging their partners’ feet while shouting at every stop ‘are we at Venice yet?‘ The conductor tried to clarify ‘are you looking for Venezia Mestre or Venezia Santa Lucia?’ ‘Who cares’ yelled the older woman ‘all I want is a ride on a goddam gondola!’ Such finesse in Business Class.

    We dramatically travelled on the causeway over the lagoon before finally reaching Venice Santa Lucia. A few more metres and the train would have ended up in the Grand Canal. Regrettably I had no time to spend here, but had fond memories of a holiday Campbell and I had enjoyed in Venice some years ago.

    With 2 minutes to spare, I caught the once daily smart Austrian EuroCity train which leaves Venice Santa Lucia every day at 13:50 and arrives at Munich at 20:25.  It uses comfortable Austrian coaches with a proper waiter-service restaurant car, and travels via the beautifully scenic Brenner Pass. What a spectacular journey on a clean and well organised train. The scenery was outstanding. I was travelling in a 4 seat 1st Class compartment. One of my travelling companions was a heavy middle aged woman dressed in Austrian National costume, like a chorus member from St Wolfang Amateur Operatic Society’s production of White Horse Inn. She busied herself with sheafs of paper and an elaborate Kardex system - a sort of Susie B doppelgänger, taking bookings perhaps for the Society’s next production. The other person in the carriage was an IT manager from Padua who was very funny and sociable, telling jokes which were generally lost in translation, and insisting we shared his apple pie and wine. Susie B however was having none of it ‘can ye no see I’m oan a diet, and anyway you’re putting me aff ma tickets’ I think she was saying.

    The sun was splitting the trees as we headed over the spectacular Brenner Pass and through the Tyrol to Innsbruck on our way to Germany. A real highlight of my train trip so far.
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  • Day57

    Swarovski Kristallwelten

    February 26 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 7 °C

    A very sparkly modern art museum. Some of the “art” was just straight-up disturbing, like the dancing robot legs and fluttering ghost tuxedo shirts. Spent about 45 minutes here, after which I was like, “yeah, done with this.”

  • Day50


    August 6, 2017 in Austria ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    Just a couple of extra little glimpses- we visited the Swarovski factory just outside Innsbruck ( of course you can buy jewellery not just impressive statues!). Also broke my watch band but found a Swatch shop in Salzburg so now have a nice new band.

  • Day60


    August 5, 2017 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Off to an early start today to beat the rain/thunderstorms predicted for the afternoon. We took the Nordkette Cable Car/gondola from Innsbruck to the Nordkette, the southernmost mountain chain of the Karwendel. It runs in two sections from the Innsbruck quarter of Hungerburg via Seegrube Station (1,905 m) to the top station, Hafelekar (2,269 m above sea level) despite the fact that we couldn't even see the mountain from street level! Ever the optimists we hoped it was a lot clearer up there than it looked 🤔. We got great views of Innsbruck along the way up to the last station but the clouds and mist were quickly rolling in. We walked the track to the top (about 15 minutes) avoiding as best we could the many messages left by the mountain goats/sheep. By then we were completely closed in by mist. It moved away pretty quickly and came back just as quickly so you had to be quick with the photos. There was a rope climb for the very keen and Alan was keen - then we saw it! No thank you! We left it to the experienced. It was a great morning and the sun was shining by the time we left the mountain. The storm did not eventuate until later in the evening. After a failed attempt to go to the Olympic Ski Jump site - Bergiselstadion - (we could see it just couldn't get there), we walked back into Old Town to enjoy our last night in Innsbruck.Read more

  • Day59

    Innsbruck Austria

    August 4, 2017 in Austria ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    The amazing landscape continues into Austria and Innsbruck. I am standing in the Old Town beside the river and looking up into the greenest hills and breathtaking mountains and can only wonder at how it must look in Winter covered in snow! Old Town which is over 500 years old has medieval buildings, historic hotels and modern restaurants. The buildings built over the centuries have ben beautifully maintained.The cobbled main street has many side alleys to explore and enjoy. The most photographed building and the centrepiece of the Old Town is the Goldenes Dachl (Golden Roof), and yes, of course we took a photo! So many other architecturally beautiful buildings too! Sorry, I need to find another adjective other than beautiful but Europe is beautiful! We ate at an authentic Austrian restaurant called Ottoburg. One of the best meals so far. Weather forecast for tomorrow is for thunderstorms in the afternoon!Read more

  • Day115


    October 19, 2016 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    We made good progress driving east, following the valley floor and criss crossing the river Inn. We stopped along the way at a very familiar looking supermarket (see photo).

    Schwaz stopover was just over the bridge from the town centre. It was a car park in a low rise housing estate with a portion sectioned off for vans. Towering over the rooves were the huge bulks of the mountains, rivulets of autumn colour flowing down gorges and highlighting ridges among the evergreens. When darkness fell on the estate, it was easy to forget its stunning setting, until you realised that the transition from dark to light in the sky wasn't due to cloud, it was the solid black chunk of mountain.

    It was raining on and off and we were woken by noisy Alpine Choughs to see a powdering of snow adding contrast to the mountaintop pines.

    Exploring the town we found many murals that seem to be common in this region of Austria. Its not uncommon to see building walls painted to look like huge stone bricks and pillars with beautiful detail framing each window. A large church with a cloister lined garden stood at one end of town. It too had murals on the building and in the arches and ceiling of the cloisters. Some looked very old (the church being built over 650 years ago) and others were as recent as 2013.

    Unfortunately there were several beggars, mostly middle eastern women, knelt or sat in the cold on the pavements. We'd also seen two black men selling what looked like the equivalent of the Big Issue. We don't know what policies are in place to support those in need in Austria but we had seen prominent presidential election posters pushing the lines 'Control our Borders' and 'Austria needs Security'. Many had graffiti accusing the politician of fascism in no uncertain terms. Amongst the rugged wild beauty and richly adorned buildings we get the sense there is a social battle going. Many are feeling hard done by and this is being exploited, whilst marginalised groups suffer.
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  • Day2

    Masnerkopf 2828 m

    January 27 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ -9 °C

    Klamotten und Stiefel an und mit gesamter Ausrüstung hatten wir nur 1 Minute zur Haltestelle. Um 8:30 Uhr saßen wir im Skibus. Bei Temperaturen knapp unter 0 Grad war der Schnee perfekt. Je nach dem in welcher Höhe wir uns bewegten, zwischen 1800 und 2800 Metern, war es angenehm kalt oder auch mal windig, wenn es ungeschützt war.Read more

  • Day3

    Viel Schnee

    January 28 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ -8 °C

    Um 7 Uhr ging‘s zum Bäcker, der gleich um die Ecke ist und nach dem Frühstück saßen wir wieder 8:30 Uhr im Skibus ins 6 km entfernte Fiss. 11 Serpentinen und 10 Minuten später standen wir an der Gondel und fuhren nach oben. In der Nacht hat es ordentlich Neuschnee gegeben, so dass heute Tiefschneefahren auf dem Programm stand. Gegen Mittag kam dann auch die Sonne raus.Read more

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Tirol, Tyrol, Tirolo, Тироль

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