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Apr 24, 2017 - Feldkirch, Austria

The day starts with a nice breakfast buffet at the hotel and packing my bags, then off to the bus stop for a hour ride leaving Liechtenstein heading to Innsbruck. The bus takes me to Feldkirch, Austria and where I get the train to Innsbruck, I get my ticket and put my bags in a locker and head into the town, I do a walking tour of the town, a very interesting town. It is very old town dating back to the 1200's lot of the building were built in the 1400's during the time of Emperor Maximillian I. A stop for a sandwich on the way back to the...

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Aug 20, 2016 - Rappenlochschlucht and the Rolls-Royce Museum

After a domestic morning we headed just over the border into Austria to Dornbirn. Just outside the town is the Rappenloch Gorge. This is an area where a gorge has been gouged out by the Dornbirner River. We enjoyed a walk through the gorge to the Staufensee, a lake fringed by forest. The gorge had a long industrial past and had been used to provide hydroelectric since the late 19th century. After our walk we headed to the other attraction there the Rolls-Royce Museum housed in an old 19th century cotton mill and said to house the world’s...

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Aug 17, 2016 - Bergnz

Today we headed into Austria to visit Bregenz which sits at the end of Lake Constance or Bodensee. We parked up on the west end of the town and walked the lakeside promenade. The major feature on the lakeside is the Festspielhaus. Each year there is the Bregenzer Festival classical music and opera festival. Each year an opera is staged on the open air Seebühne, a floating stage on the lake. This year they were doing Puccini’s Turandot. During the day there was open access to the seating area. The stage set was just magnificent and looking...

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Aug 3, 2013 - Another drive in the mountains

Again it was extremely hot so we decided that we would take another drive into the mountains. Again we went into Austria. The road we took (Austrian 200) took us through a gorge and then through a series of tunnels climbing all the time to the Hochtannbergpass. When we got to the top the views were stunning and we were now onto a high alpine meadow area in winter used for skiing and in summer a popular hiking area. The road down was just as interesting. In the end we drove further than we had intended but it had been worth it.

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Jul 30, 2013 - Up the Kanzelwand and a walk across the top.

Today the weather was much better so we decided to go up the Kanzelwandbahn from Riezlern, Austria. From the top there was a round walk that went from the Kanzelwand (2,058m) to Fellhorn (2037m) and back. Although “as the crows fly” the distance between the two peaks didn’t look very far with going up and down and along ridges it certainly was just a few miles. Again there were some fantastic views except when we had a brief period of mountain mist when visibility was down to just a few feet. How quickly the mountain can change. There was...

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Oct 5, 2010 - Italy-Austria-Liechtenstein-Switzerland

Well big travel day today, went from Italy to Austria to Liechtenstein to Switzerland then back to Liechtenstein to Switzerland and stayed in Austria. Don’t get too impressed from the Austrian border it only takes 10 minutes at most to cross Liechtenstein (on the diagonal) to Switzerland. Hotels in both those countries were 200-300 euro's per night and it was a heck of a lot less in Feldkirch, Austria just on the other side of the border. We’ll travel around both Liechtenstein and Switzerland tomorrow from here. Leaving Italy was a hectic,...

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May 20, 2006 - Fussen, Germany

After Austria we trucked back up to Fussen, Germany.. literally the foot of Germany, to see one of the worlds most spectacular castles. Unfortunately it was a fake medieval castle, built in 1860, but it was pretty spectacular. Was built by King Ludwig II, one of three that he built. He never got to build the fourth because they kicked him out of the throne for building too many castles, go figure. He was mysteriously killed a few weeks after that. This castle was never finished, but there were something like 13 completed rooms that we got...

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Feb 3, 2005 - Mittenwald, Germany

Thursday morning we were supposed to go on the bus tour to this fairytail castle made by crazy Ludwig. Well because of the weather that was cancelled. But since we lost Wednesday to hang out in Mittenwald, we took the opportunity to walk around town for a while and take some photos. Then we walked up to this lake. There was so much snow that some of the trails were closed but we made it. And this is where Lindsay expects me to tell you guys that I did fall a total of four times. Two face plants and two slides down to the knees. Luckily I...

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Nelson Tracker

Jan 30, 2005 - Mittenwald, Germany

So we left SUnday morning to meet a family member in Mittenwald. We had a six hour train ride and getting towards the end we got so nervous! We were supposed to meet Susanne at the train station at 330, but we had no idea what she´d look like. We actually found her right away. She is so nice! She lives in a tiny little town in the middle of some huge mountatins with her husband. He´s off taking mountaineering winter courses. He´s a real outdoors person. The town is incredible! Its what you´d think a little village in germany should look...

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Oct 9, 2004 - Liechenstein

We left for Liechenstein early saturday morning, because we had class till late friday evening and it would take 4 hours for us to get to Liechenstein. We had to drag ourselves out of bed around 5 AM and head for the train station. The ride on the train was uneventful, Lindsay and I talked while Miles and Kendall slept most of the time. Our train ride took us around Lake Constance, the 3rd largest lake in Europe, into Austria where we would have to catch a bus into Liechenstein. There are no major train stops in Liechenstein, because it is...

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Dec 24, 2003 - Destination 4: Feldkirch, Austria

After the one hour tour of Liechtenstein's entirety, which is barely an exaggeration, we spent the day getting into the Christmas spirit. We woke up to a white mountain setting with its cool, skin-tightening air and we headed across the street to the Austian border. The border town we visited was the quaintest (is that a real word?), little villagy (another questionable adjective) town we have ever seen. Feldkirch is characterized by pastoral colours on buildings, which are tightly constructed side-by-side, and dotted with medieval castles,...

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