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Hotel Klammstein in Dorfgastein

Sewing machine at Hotel Klammstein

The hotel is situated next to a biking route at the northern beginning of the Gastein Valley. The place is fine as starting point for biking, hiking, skiing and collecting mushrooms. Actually I had a delicious mushroom dish while staying at the hotel.

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Accommodations

Magic lamp in Hotel Klammstein

Fun bedside lamp in Klammstein, Austria

At my hotel in Dorfgastein I had a fun bedside lamp. One can turn on and off the light just by touching anywhere at the metal. Any ideas how this works?

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Tunnel for bikers and walkers only

Tunnel for bikers and walkers

On a hiking tour near Klammstein, I come across an interesting place. Below Klammstein Castle (Burg Klammstein) there is a tunnel for bikers and walkers only. The structure is part of a cycle route along the Gastein Valley (Gasteinertal).

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Castles

Klammstein Castle near Dorfgastein

Burg Klammstein in Dorfgastein, Austria

On my train journeys through Austria I often pass Klammstein Castle (Burg Klammstein) which seems to block the Gastein Valley (Gasteinertal) in the north. In earlier times it was used as toll station. Today it accommodates a museum about the history of the castle and the valley.

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Cuisine

Mushroom dish in Klammstein

Mushroom pan in Klammstein, Austria

One reason to visit the restaurant of Hotel Klammstein was the ‘Pfandlwoche’. In this period the restaurant offered especially dishes served in pans (‘Pfandl’). I had a pan with mushrooms and dumplings. The owner of the restaurant told me the mushrooms were collected in the woods around the hotel.

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Cuisine

Nettle soup in Klammstein

Nettle soup

At the restaurant of Hotel Klammstein I tried nettle soup as starter. It was a great alternative to all these noodle soups you generally get in rural areas. The owner of the hotel told me that she collects the stinning nettle herself at certain places around the hotel. More…