Travel Blogs from Obergurgl
... sign. After dinner we walked around the town which has outstanding views of the mountains in every direction. Down a little side street we found a very old church with a gravel cemetery in front. Although the church was very old, the cemetery seems to be in current use. Perhaps the graves are recycled.
We stayed up far too late once again, only to have our World Cup hopes dashed as ...
Another change of plan today as the walk we were going to do yesterday - Sesvenna Hutte Walk - is now open today. It would appear that the Sesvennahutte did not open until today and they are responsible for maintaining the area. So it is back to the gondola which we take up to 2553m before traversing a high ridge above the Schlinige Valley where we'll be less than 2km from the Swiss border and we will be able to see both the Swiss ...
... on the opposite side of the river to Melag. The scenery was peaceful and lovely and we passed cows and goats along the way. We then went to Reschen for lunch after seeing the bell tower on St Peters Church that was all that remained visible of the town of Graun, a town of 1000 people that was demolished for the Reichensee Dam in 1950. Next stop was to take the Watles Chairlift to Seven a Hutte for a short walk with spectacular views, before returning to the ...
... amazing amount of gear - a chamois leather quiver, 14 arrow shafts 2 with flint arrowheads, stag antler arrow tips, antler, string, a dagger and sheath, animal sinew, a backpack made on a u-shaped hazel wood frame with two larch boards and hide, birch bark containers with maple leaves to transport burning embers, belt pouch with tools, sloe berry for vitamins and minerals, grains (the oldest fully preserved grains in the world). He also ...
... than go through this lengthy process they voted to have him declared 'mad’ and appointed a parliament guardian. Ludwig lived 167 days in his uncompleted castle before being declared ‘mad’. He was found drowned along with his physician two days after the ‘mad’ declaration. He left a personal debt of 14 million in gold to his family who spent 41 years paying off the King’s debt to ...
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