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Jul 4, 2018 - Walk around Lake Fuschlsee

Another glorious day so we decided we would walk around Lake Fuschlsee one of the smaller lakes in the region. Most of the walk was shaded by trees and close to the lake shore. There was a number of interest exhibition boards giving information about the various types of trees around the lake. At the western end of the lake there was a small stream which was a spawn stream for the lake trout.

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Jul 2, 2018 - Schwarzensee and St Wolfgang

Another lovely day so we decided on a walk round the small lake of Schwarzensee and then into Moosalm alpine pasture valley. It was a lovely walk , ok in the shade of the trees but hot in the full sun of the Moosalm. After finishing our walk we decided to head down to St Wolfgang im Salzkammergut nearby. Although on the lakeside of Wolfgangsee, the lakeside was limited and the town was very touristy compared to Mondsee and St Gilgen so we did not stay very long.

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Jul 1, 2018 - St Gilgen

It was a beautiful hot sunny day so we decided to head up the Zwolferhorn just behind St Gilgen on Wolfgangsee. A lot of other people had the same idea so we had to wait awhile to go up. The cable car was quite old and did not have the necessary number of cars to meet the traffic demand. At the top after a drink we decided we would walk the panorama trail around the top . it was a nice walk with good views. Returning down to earth we went into St Gilgen. By chance they had two Sunday afternoon concerts at the band stand. The first was a...

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Jun 22, 2018 - Hellbrunn Palace

We headed back to Salzburg today to visit the Hellbrunn Palace. The palace was built by Archbishop Markus Sittikus (1612-1619) not as a residence but as his summer time retreat where he would entertain guest, with a few surprises up his sleeve. The palace stands in a huge parkland so we decided we would walk this first. We found some interesting features and there were some great views over the surrounding area. Firstly, there was the Sound of Music Pavilion which had been donated by the film company to the city of Salzburg. Then there was...

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Jun 17, 2018 - Salzburg

As we were very close to Salzburg and a Sunday we decided to drive in and explore the city. There was very little traffic and very quickly found a car parking space near the centre (Austrian car parks are always expensive!) Very quickly we walked into the old town. High above the town sits the Hohensalzburg Fortress, the classic landmark of the town. Salzburg has a huge main square near the cathedral the Residenzplatz, however, it was totally being dug up and replaced so very difficult to walk around. We no thought had been given on the...

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Jun 10, 2018 - Zell am See

We headed out to visit Zell am See. It was an easy drive over the mountains and a lovely hot day. Once parked as we wandered through the town we found the town was hosting a Vespa rally. It looked as if it was just finishing. After exploring the town, we found the lakeside path and enjoyed a walk along the lake along with a number of other Sunday visitors

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Jun 8, 2018 - Krimml Falls

After the rain of yesterday we thought it would be the ideal day to visit the Krimml Waterfalls. This spectacular 380m high three tier waterfalls is Europe’s highest waterfall and a must see in Austria. We walked the Wasserfallweg (Waterfall Trail) which weaves gently (and not so gently in places!) uphill through mixed forest and had numerous viewpoints of the falls. Trying to get photographs without getting too wet was a challenge! We spent a good three hours exploring the falls and a good cardiac workout! A great place to visit.

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Jun 7, 2018 - St Johann in Tyrol – a disappointing day

We decided to revisit St Johann just down the road from Kitzbühel. We had many years ago enjoyed several good holidays based there. It was going to turn out to be a very disappointing and frustrating day. Firstly there was road works on the main road round Kitzbühel, we lost 15 minutes there. As neared St Johann there was another set of road works, here we lost 20 to 30 minutes. We entered St Johann and there was road works on the main road into the town, Fortunately, we were able to park and walk into the town centre. This once charming...

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May 27, 2018 - Tout un point de vu !!!

Bonjour à Tous, Familles zé Amis, Bien oui 1 mois déjà que je suis partie, à ce jour (27 mai) 1300 km. De retour aussi en Autriche depuis le 22 mai. Ses paysages de montagnes, Vallées verdoyante et rivières tumultueuses. Petites villes ou gros villages sur les pentes de montagnes avec fermes accrocher aux flans des montagnes. Plusieurs scieries, sa sens bon le bois couper et la senteur des fermes me rappelle de bons souvenir d’enfance. Beaucoup de pistes cyclables qui longent les rivières, pas trop incliner, beaucoup sont des anciens chemin...

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Sep 17, 2017 - Charming Salzburg

We arrived into Salzburg and checked into our hostel. It's certainly the biggest one we have stayed in so far and had a really cool bar/lounge area. After a restless nights sleep in our dorm room we headed out into Salzburg for a full day of sightseeing. We started by visiting the Salzburg fortress which was built around the 1400s. It is perched high above the city itself and had been expanded slowly until the late 1800s into the fortress it is today. The fortress offers magnificent views of the old town itself as well as being able to...

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Nov 29, 2016 - The Hills are Alive!!

Today is the day! Really, this detour to Austria was pretty much entirely so we could get to Salzburg and take the Sound of Music tour and see all of the things and places that the great Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer made famous. I have been watching this movie since I was super young. I'm gonna say like four years old. And in those days, we had vhs tapes, and the sound of music was so long that it had to be split into two separate tapes. You would think this would be an annoyance. Oh, no. This just meant that I could watch one...

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Nov 28, 2016 - Snow in Salzburg

We arrived in Vienna bright and early at about seven am, which is crap. No one had gotten much sleep again, which is also crap. We had decided previously that it was smarter after these trains to just get to out next hostel and try and catch up on sleep. So we got tickets to Salzburg and hopped on the 7:30 train. This was a packed train. I was thinking it would be a way lighter crowd, but I didn't realize that the train goes all the way to Zurich. Anywho, once again the giant backpacks do not fit in the overhead bin. Alyssa and Megan found...

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