Austria

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Austria is a country steeped in history & culture from the Hapsburg dynasty, Empress Elisabeth “Sissi”, Mozart, Schubert & the Viennese cafe culture but most visitors go to Austria for its natural beauty for good reason.

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Austria is like paradise if like myself you enjoy the fresh mountain air with wide mountain panoramas stretching far into the distance. As soon as I pass the welcome signs at the former border I have the feeling of entering a different world. Most  probably due to the sheer size of the mountain ranges in comparison to the German Alps. Many small castles & chapels dot the landscapes & many long tunnels carve through the mountains adding to that Austrian feeling. Driving in Austria is a relaxed affair compared to the aggressive driving style of many of Germany’s drivers.

The presence of the Pasterze Glacier below Grossglockner has deteriorated dramatically in the past 50 years.

PLATTENKOGEL, HIGH KRIMML, SALZBURGERLAND

 

DURLASSBODEN RESERVOIR, BORDER TYROL TO SALZBURG

 

MOUNTAIN EXPECTATIONS

 

LOWER KRIMML WATERFALL

 

PERTISAU MOUNTAIN VIEW

 

PRIVATE FUN

 

LARGE MAPLE GROUND, RISS VALLEY, TYROL

 

INNSBRÜCK MAGNOLIAS

 

KUFSTEIN FORTRESS VIEW AT NIGHT

 

KRIMML WATERFALLS, SALZBURGERLAND

 

SMOOTH SAILING

 

TYROLEAN-BAVARIAN MAPLE VALLEY

 

RISS VALLEY, TYROL

 

BETWEEN BAVARIA & TYROL

 

RISS VALLEY, KARWENDEL RANGE, TYROL

 

HIGH KRIMML, TYROL

 

MOUNTAIN TREE BORDER, SCHÖNNACHTAL, TYROL

 

AUTUMN PEAKS, SCHÖNNACHTAL, TYROL

 

SCHÖNNACHTAL, TYROL

 

RISS VALLEY, KARWENDEL MOUNTAINS, TYROL

 

“I always find it interesting, the moment I cross the border from Germany to Austria I notice a general difference in atmosphere, be it the road signs, architecture, landscape or the people, Austria is simply different.”

―Douglas Stevens

SCHÖNECK, GROSSGLOCKNER ALPINE ROAD, CARINTHIA

 

GROSSGLOCKNER ALPINE ROAD, HIGH TAUERN, CARINTHIA

 

THE PASTERZE PILGRIMAGE

 

GLACIAL CREVICE, PASTERZE GLACIER, CARINTHIA

 

JOHANNISBERG 3,453 m, GROSSGLOCKNER RANGE, CARINTHIA

 

GLACIAL FLOOR, PASTERZE GLACIER, CARINTHIA

 

ICE MELT WATERFALL, GROSSGLOCKNER HIGHWAY, CARINTHIA

 

PASTERZE GLACIER, HIGH TAUERN, CARINTHIA

 

BROKEN AWAY FROM THE CROWD

 

ZIGZAG SUNSET

 

YACHT AHOI!

 

KUFSTEIN TOWN HALL, TYROL

 

KUFSTEIN FORTRESS, TYROL

 

LOWER KRIMML, SALZBURGERLAND

 

KARWENDEL NORTH CHAIN, INNSBRÜCK

 

GERLOS MOUNTAINS, SCHÖNACHTAL

 

GERLOS RANGE, KRIMML

 

OVER THE CLOUDS

 

ACHENSEE VISTA

 

SHRINE ON THE HILL

 

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Did You Know?

The Austrian tradition of cake baking goes back centuries, with competition fierce between towns and cities to produce the finest tortes. Even in small villages, bakeries would try to outdo each other. Almost every Austrian city has its trademark cake. The most famous Austrian cake is the Viennese Sachertorte, a rich chocolate cake invented by Chef Franz Sacher for Chancellor Metternich in 1832.

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