Back at the hostel I realised that I would be sharing the hostel (thankfully not my room) with a huge group of motorcycle enthusiasts! Luckily they were not as scary as they looked.
I encountered a rather serious problem with the state of my clothing... that is, having nothing to wear the next day!
The little village of Zell am See is rather picturesque (as are most places in Austria) - it has a big lake surrounded by big mountains, which made the old-age-home feeling of it easier to bear. I only spent a night there to enable me to visit the Krimml falls, a fantastic feat of nature. They lie in the Hohe Tauern National Park, 3 rather glorious, powerful waterfalls that run through the valley. A very steep path runs up the mountain for about 4 km, taking you by the best viewpoints and give me plenty of opportunity to empty yet another memory card. I managed to lose myself on the wood covered pathway for several hours.