Travel Blogs from Bad Kleinkirchheim
We woke from our kind of sleep to stunning views from the windows as the train neared Villach and the Austrian Alps. We had realised that we were close to the Rosental valley, so decided that we should have a quick explore before finding a campsite with the aim of finding some tacky Rosental souvenir. This took us to Klagenfurt where we parked and wandered. The town was nice enough and we found our Austrian mascot, but a combination of tired bodies and grumpy Austrians meant we decided ...
... visited relatives in the area, including my 85 year-old aunt who is my oldest living relative. Then I flew to Boston for 10 days to visit one of my best friends - we go back 30 years! After lots of fun day trips to Cape Cod and plenty of Maine lobster, I was on my way to Sacramento, again meeting up with friends here and in San Francisco. I also plan a quick trip to Los Angeles to catch ...
... low pass road that takes us into the next valley and the lovely ride down to Mariazell.
From there we continue south and west through Judenburg and over several low passes to our next destination, Hochosterwitz Castle.
Our first site of the castle is stunning. The citadel stands high and proud atop a conical hill. There are 14 gates in ...
... After some arrival drinks, it was time for the wood cutting. Tina and Helge had to cut through a log with a two-person saw. After trying three different saws, eventually they made it through. There seem to be a lot of wood fires/BBQs here, so I guess this is a vital skill for Austrian newlyweds! During the night, Helge mysteriously disappeared, followed by the mysterious disappearance of Tina. Apparently it is part of tradition to "kidnap" the bride and take them down ...
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 ...
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