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September 23, 2014
So today was an example of how wonderful my husband Craig really is. Many years ago in 1983 when we Eurailed our way around Europe our train stopped at a pretty place called Zell am See in Austria. We were going to Salzburg and Craig said at the time – let's go back and have a look at this town one day. So it was on his bucket list. We left Hotel Tauterman and it was a very pretty drive to Zell am See. ...
... as large as the first gondola. We arrived at the Gipfelwelt 3000 named that because we were at 3000 meters in elevation.
Our first stop at Gipfelwelt was the Top of Salzburg a panoramic platform, elevation 3029 meters or 9,940' with breathtaking views of the Valley, the Zeller See and an endless chain of summits of the central Alps. It was cold at the top, about 4* C which is 39* F. Next we went through the Nationalpark Gallery situated in ...
... than the lake spot.
After lunch we hiked a short trail that went backwards and up to the Swarovski Oberservatory, which was made of glass and shaped like a crystal (because Swarovski is a famous crystal company). The views were incredible, although it was very warm inside all that glass. We also saw these weird structures scattered all over the side of the mountain. We all assumed they were to help stabilize the snow in the winter, in order to prevent ...
... summit of the pass through the mountains. It is also the border between the states of Salzburg and Carinthia. The pass has been significant in history from Celtic and Roman times.
At the end of the road is Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Hohe named because he visited there in 1856. It was here that we parked in a 4 story parking garage built on the side of the mountain and viewed the many glaciers on the mountains, including the Grossglockner, ...
Weather sunny, very warm. Left Salzburg 10am, had a beautiful drive with colourful scenery to the toll gate for the Grossglockner Alpenhochstrasse. Leonie made the following observation of the magnificent drive: Not for those who do not like heights! Rally revheads behind the wheel of Porsche, and any others that go fast were a sight to behold and to get away from No marmots graced the hills with their ...