Grand Hotel Lienz
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
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... of the region. These mountains, while still remarkably sheer, are eroding. And they will one day be gone—just like their predecessors, 250 million years ago. This is no tragedy: the cycle will start anew, and new mountains will rise again. As I climbed through the mountains, I saw clear examples of the region’s history all around me. The sheer, carved cliffs shown below are examples of the pushing and grinding of the continental ...
We took the side road to Kaiser-Franz-Josef-Hohe. You're right up in amongst the mountains with fantastic views of Mt Grossglockner and a glacier. There's also a car exhibition here too. Back on the road to the top of the pass there had been some early snow. There were plenty of areas to stop for photos and scenic ...
... Finally and after a mighty big steep climb inside a avalanche tunnel one arrives at the main summit of Grossglockner pass.
Up here is more like a miniature city than just a view point. There are shops and restaurants all around and about 1000 parking places just for motorcycles but what really makes this place unusual is a four storey car park built right up here on the edge of a cliff!!!
It simply makes the mind boggle how they ever built all these buildings ...
... are in a terrible state of repair and one never knows how many potholes or bad rough patches of tar are around any curve!!
Finally for a short 15 or so miles I am back on the fast flowing motorway along the edge of Innsbruck and right in the shadows of some magnificent Alpine peaks. I just wanted to stop and take photos but as this was a motorway I simply could not stop.
Finally its off the motorway and back onto the great twisty Alpine roads, however ...
... nice hotel where Rob said to the lady, Parle L'Englese? She replied Si. He replied, 'Bewdy' at which point she just looked on, bemused. As we were in early and no one else was around, we took advantage of the pool, spa and sun baking in the garden area until about 5pm when the shadows started catching up to us and Rob finally woke up/stopped snoring. Headed to town for some paninis and a stroll around. It's a fairly small ...