Villa Excelsior Hotel & Kurhaus
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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In the seven years since we arrived here in Austria we have not had a summer holiday. Running a busy biker hotel leaves little time for anything else. Not that we are complaining, It's been a lot of fun in itself. We have had holidays of course but only in our off season. 2015 is a year of big changes for us, with this being our last season here. The hotel has been sold and the new owners are gradually taking over. We are starting to think ...
... the town we're staying in and it was a really beautiful place with lots of neat looking rock and tons of clear running water. It was a pretty hike that took an hour or two and there was a waterfall at the end of it. We took lots of pictures there!
Later this evening we took a nice long walk and enjoyed the scenery around us. We're right in the middle of the mountains, so there's a lot of pretty scenery to take ...
... where the main attraction was the old castle which is now occupied by shops and apartments with narrow cobblestones streets as was in Dubrovnik I joined a group to go to Mostar from here , an old city, famous bridge but ever so hot for trudging around. To do this day trip we needed passports to enter Bosnia. Amazing time was had at the Plitvice Lakes National Park where we walked approx 11 kms, at a slow pace as all taking many ...
Well the hot weather seems to behind us and we walked in light rain yesterday and today , Not cold but not pleasant once gear gets wet. Yesterday was a bit exciting as we used cable cars to get to Kitzsteinhorn, the highest accessible spot in Austria, the altitude got to me a bit, then once down, did a walk up a canyon on wooden stairway , then around a lake before staggering back to ...
... bit too much cloud unfortunately but glimpses occasionally. The driving is a bit hairy - roads are so narrow and windy and everyone drives pretty quickly! We saw some marmots! On the way back the kids and Nick walked up a snowy slope and tobogganed down use Nick as the toboggan! Needless to say there were some very wet and cold bottoms! That evening we had dinner in the restaurant, kids were impressed with the spaghetti ...