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... in Europe felt the same way, as there were probably more than at IOM TT. We found a glacier by taking a wrong turn, but not as spectacular as the ones in NZ. The most beautiful bells chimed out in unison all around us on Sunday morning at our hotel - perfect. We had lunch in a gorgeous little village called Heiligenblut, that overlooked a beautiful valley.
We will have very special memories of this area forever ...
Happy Birthday to Kieran today!! Birthday call was the first task for the day!! Austria has been wonderful thus far, has the grit of Germany but the sophistication of France, great blend and some wonderful sights. They don't tolerate bad behaviour and everyone is very orderly, but at the same time welcoming and friendly. Don't think they have a huge number of Australian tourists in the smaller towns but have overheard a smattering through the bigger cities. Have found the ...
... a Sunday. After arriving back in Matrei I went for a walk around the town and visited the church which I thought was magnificent. Tonight at dinner there were two unusual things to remember - the roast lamb was accompanied by a tart cranberry sauce that worked really well and the chocolate mousse, spiced with rum, had a garnish of a fresh mint leaf coated in dark chocolate, delicious! A correction from yesterday: Hutte us pronounced ...
... sunshine and cloud and temperatures in the low 20's on the mountain with the occasional icy wind chill at certain points but the predicted thunderstorms never came and it should be similar for tomorrow's walk. Perfect for walking. Tonight's dinner started with pancake soup (which sounds very strange but is a delicious broth with strips of pancake that look like pasta strips), followed by the salad bar, schnitzel and strudel - very ...
... moved in as it often does in the alps and it became quite cool and started to rain but it soon cleared up again. The views of the Hohe Tauern Alps in the Hohe Tauern National Park, including the two highest peaks in Austria - Grossglockner (3797m) and Grossvenediger (3674m) were wonderful. No wonder both these mountains are called "Gross..." After lunch we moved on to the Pasterze Glacier and a closer view of Grossglockner and again the cloudy and wet weather moved in ...
Other places to stay in Heiligenblut
Winkl 46, Heiligenblut | 4 star hotelfrom $145
Hof 1, Heiligenblut | 3 star hotelfrom $121
Hof 6-7, Heiligenblut | 4 star hotelfrom $163
Hof 23, Heiligenblut | 4 star hotelfrom $121
Hof 21, Heiligenblut | Hotelfrom $125
Winkl 3, Heiligenblut | 4 star hotelfrom $174
Hof 70, Heiligenblut | Hotelfrom $166