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... kicking Blake's butt in bowling every night, much to his demise. Obertraun also offers quick access to the area's biggest selling point: the Dachstein cable car. This very progressive, modern, and expensive cable car takes you thousands of feet high to the top of the alps. There is a resort up there, multiple lodges, skiing and hiking areas, the famous "Five Fingers" lookout, two big caves, panoramic glacial views, peaks everywhere, and if you're lucky (which we were!) ...
... were allowed to participate in. Okay, we sat in a pew and listened as it was all conducted in German. Our tour took about ninety minutes after which we headed West, then Southwest to the Lake District know as Salzkammergut and the region near Hallstatt. Salz means salt in German and the area is still producing salt from the mines nearby.
We passed through many tunnels cut in the the mountains which make up the Eastern edge of the Alps. Many imposing peaks both very ...
... and Hellbrunn Palace.
With a real threat of rain on Thursday, Guenther and Debbie decided to visit Hallstatt's famous Salzwelten, the oldest salt mine in the world. The tour included a quick funicular ride up the mountain, picturesque hike further up to the mine entrance, 300+ meter trek into the heart of the mine. Two wooden slides as long as 68 meters sent them down even deeper. Dating back to pre-historic times, the original miners ...
... stone. Clothing and tools quite unusual, but completely intact."
But I was so wet and frazzled, that it all seemed too hard. Then when I saw it was €23 (for Seniors) each we decided not to do it. The cloud made the funicular ride (half of the fee) a bit pointless, and I'd already read about the mine - I just wanted to go on the slide!
Our room wasn't ready (check in was 2pm and it was 12.15), so we left our bags and went ...
... again I wished I could've walked instead of being in a bus that zoomed past the scenic spots.
When I alighted from the bus, I had an idea of trekking back from Hallstatt to some of the scenic spots I saw on the way. I remembered the hike notes mentioned something about a funicular in Hallstatt and it joined up to the path by which i was supposed to come. A trip to the information office revealed that I could hike up to the peak of the funicular ...
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- Beautiful Lake, Lovely hot…