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3. Gipfelbahn: a huge gondola with only two large cars and two towers that took us up to the Gipfelwelt 3000, the building near the top of the mountain.
We first visited the "Top of Salzburg", the highest viewing platform in Austria at 3029 meters (9940 feet)! It was very cold outside at only 39 F, but we didn't care because the Austrian Alps were spread out before us.
We next went through ...
... of the drive began in a valley only about 30 minutes south of Zell am See, where we were staying Our view at first was just tree-covered mountains with a couple of snow-capped peaks in the distance. But little did we know how far up we would go! The road first ascended up through the valley pretty gradually, but then it switch-backed up and over the top of one of the sides.
At the top of the ridge was the Haus Alpine Naturschau (Alpine Nature Show Museum). It was ...
... but thankfully, they took a holiday and met us in Austria in their slick Eurovan!
Friends reunited! Check out those badass bikes Susie and Lukas brought!!
Cheers! Yes, Susie has a baby on board, due in November, but don't worry. She's ...
... we got airborne which was quite comfortable. Spectacular views!
The flight only lasted about 7 minutes but it felt like only 2. Had a quick bit of a cruise and I steered. Then instructor mate said "do you like roller coasters?" So of course I replied "yeah go on, bet you can't scare the **** out of me." He tried, but no cigar, it was great fun looking up at the parachute and seeing ground above that. We were completely upside down. It ...
A WARM BREKKY, yay! Most the breakfasts we have had have been ham, cheese, bread and one variety of cereal or yoghurt. Bags were chucked on the bus and off for Venice. We drove through the Austrian alps via the Brenner pass to Italy. We arrived at our contiki based "camp site" for the night and it was stinking hot. We had an hour to chill out then we got on the ferry to cross ...