28 Jun 2014

In the Austrian Alps

Austria 14 - 21/6/2014

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We spent a lovely week in Austria. We stayed at a hotel in village Badgastein in Gasteinertal but made trips also elsewhere.

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To climb or to take the cable lift? Well that's the question!

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An impressive waterfall runs through the village Badgastein.

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We visited village Heiligenblut. Großglockner in the background, behind the church.

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The trails were rather well marked. Our walks were leisurely as we didn't want to push the kids too hard.

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There were some very tame squirrels along the Kaiser Wilhelm Promenade trail.

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Hohenwerfen fortress has an interesting history. It can also be seen in the film Where Eagles Dare.

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We met some marmots in the Hohe Tauern national park.

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It is over a decade since I last visited the Alps but I remembered correctly: walking in these landscapes is a wonderful way to spend your holiday. A week passed far too quickly. We could easily have spent another week exploring the area.


  1. Looks a wonderful place Maria. The closest I ever got to Austria was somewhere around Passau in 1962 (while in the army) on a day bus trip to a castle. I think it was Oberhaus, I remember a lot of steps.We did get to see the beautiful Danube too.
    I love all your pictures on this post, very colourful.

    1. Thanks, Jim! I've been to Passau in the early 1990s but I cannot remember visiting Oberhaus. According to their web pages it looks like a place worth visiting.

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    1. Alan, it certainly was a wonderful place!