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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 ...
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 ...
... trees at a working farm. There's no restaurant but an honesty-box fridge stacked with beer. Later a young Austrian couple stroll over. They are going for pizza, and would we like some fetching. Oh yes please.
So with pizza and beer for supper we set up camp on lush grass beneath shady trees. It's very warm and for the first time camping on this trip there is no dew next morning.
... put on our trachts. Susan also plaited her hair into pigtails. From what we know, this is the stereotypical look for somebody in a dirndl... ? Walking down the street, I was expecting to be stared at and laughed at by all the people in the city. But no, we just become normal average Austrians and nobody even looked at us twice. Well, one cyclist called out something, but we didn't understand what. The wedding started with the official civil ceremony in the state offices. ...
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 ...
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool