Hotel Erlebniswinter Kals Am Grossglockner
Travel Blogs from Kals am Grossglockner
... next to a river with old wooden houses around us and icicles lining the wall at the side of the road. Above us, going over the valley was the autobahn, stretching into the distance and missing all the beautiful nature we were seeing.
The drive went well and the weather was perfect, no crazy snow storms this time, in fact there is no snow in Lienz at all. We made it to Lienz and on the drive into town passed some archaeological ruins which ...
to the staff who said that the road ahead is **** and that I would be better
going via Italy and the town of Cortina, or so i understood.
Coffee drunk and I decided to simply keep going along this road as it had
been great so far.
Well, where they got the words that this road was not good I do not know as
this road was a bikers dream road. It was full of hi speed corners and as flat
as hell and just amazing. The scenery was absolutely fantastic and I ...
... a bit out of the way for getting to Salzburg but many pretty scenes, houses and mountains were evident on the road there. This little town is very pretty indeed – high, snowy mountains and a great big lake. Plenty of pretty little houses also. We had a good walk around – took plenty of photos including a funny one of Craig wearing an interesting hat – he looks so much like Poppa in that photo. Only bad thing was that ...
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 ...
... around a small mountain and almost doubled back on itself.
From there we took a side road, with more switchbacks, up to the Edelweiss-Spitze. This was the highest point on the road at 2571 meters. There were 360 degree views, and even a restaurant with a Zimmer (i.e. rooms you could rent).
Our next stop was the Fuscher Torl, a memorial tower that commemorated the workers who built the road. We saw some sort of animals there, kind of goat-like, that were in ...