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What is great about backpacking with no fixed agenda or itinerary, is that you can make changes to your plans at any time, based on how you feel or based on things you read & hear. That was the case with our visit to Vienna & Kitzbuhel. We had not planned to visit Austria, but since we were so close to Vienna we decided to go there & since we were in Austria, ...
September 23, 2014
So today was an example of how wonderful my husband Craig really is. Many years ago in 1983 when we Eurailed our way around Europe our train stopped at a pretty place called Zell am See in Austria. We were going to Salzburg and Craig said at the time – let's go back and have a look at this town one day. So it was on his bucket list. We left Hotel Tauterman and it was a very pretty drive to Zell am See. ...
... of the mountain in Kaprun. From there we ascended the mountain in three steps:
1. Gletscherjet 1: a small gondola that took us up the steep lower slope of the mountain to some beautiful green meadows.
2. Langwiedbahn: a chairlift with an optional cover that we left open even though it was pretty chilly. We went over more rocky terrain and got our first views of the snowy Kitzsteinhorn summit before disembarking ...
... early, so it was closed. But the views were incredible! We could actually see six different glaciers in the mountains! And one of the nearby mountains had this weird rippling in the soil that I think is caused by the permafrost of the alpine tundra unfreezing and refreezing.
We soon ascended even further to the Restaurant Fuschertorl, where we took a restroom break. but there were also great views of the mountains and switchbacks, including a place where the ...
... middle of the parade
Alpenhorns, common to the Alps
By midday, the skies above Zurich were clear and the temps began to feel like a proper summer day. Our Swedish buddy, Per, rode his motorbike all the way from Sweden the night before, met us in Zurich ...