Travel Blogs from Steindorf
Ah, what a time it was - we were all set with a lovely apartment overlooking a beautiful valley, surrounded by snow mountains and a view of Lake Millstatt. Life was great - the air is simply pure and clean, the food amazing, the people are friendly and we booked 6 months. No visa is required for Americans visiting most EU countries for 90 days, but we applied for a visa extension just ...
... as the walls climb up and around the hill. A defensive position par excellence. Hochosterwitz has never been conquered.
It's late afternoon when we arrive so we check out the opening times and enquire about camping nearby. We are directed to Langsee, a very popular swimming lake about 5km from the castle. It's time to break out the camping gear again.
It's a lovely site ...
Spectacular mountain views from the top of the Reisseckbahn. First take a three stage cable driven trains up an incredibly steep slope following a hydroelectric dam pipeline, then a tiny train through a tunnel under the mountain. Lots of walks and restaurants at the top. Remnants of melting snow left here and there in hot sunny ...
... reality it was a crazy walk up the hills around this gorge on a path that at times dropped very sharply down the side. One section was basically steps made out of tree roots going up quite steeply with pine trees all around. Then we got to a look out and could see the town down below and off into the distance where our campsite was and we could see eagles soaring high up looking for their next meal. There was even a little box there that ...
... stuff like washing our clothes while negotiating operating instructions in German. It is quite odd that in all the other countries we have been to at campsites and at tourist spots and in brochures signs and information is virtually always provided in various languages but in Austria so far practically everything has been in German only. This makes things like washing machines and dryers a bit hit and miss but I think I got there in the ...
- Adjoining Rooms
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed