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Experiences

My first attempt working with clay

An ateliere named Waldwerkstatt in Zell am See, Austria

While staying at Landhotel Martha I took a lesson in working with clay. The lesson took place in a former farmer house called Waldwerkstatt. Well, what should I create? A pot? A plate? A heart? A locomotive … That’s it!

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Accommodations

Family hotel Egger in Hinterglemm

Pool at Family Hotel Egger in Hinterglemm, Austria

The family hotel Egger (Familienhotel Egger) is situated at the edge of the place Hinterglemm. The hotel is well prepared to deal with a lot of children. Besides the pools there are even several rooms dedicated for children only. More…

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Mountains

High rope course in Hinterglemm

High rope course in Hinterglemm, Austria

While I was walking through a valley in Hinterglemm there was a certain whirr in the sky. People crossed on a high rope course in 100+ meters high the valley. Though the people dashed down the rope on high-speed I tried to take a photo. Can you see the person near the warning element for planes? Can you imagine to do the same in this scenery?

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Kunsthotel Kristiana in Saalbach

Atelier at hotel Kristiana in Saalbach, Austria

The hotel is placed near the centre of Saalbach. The owner is not only a good chef but also a good teacher in painting. The hotel offers packages for people who are interested in to improve their skills in painting. The classes take place in a dedicated atelier next to the hotel.

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Murals

Mural of a Jägerbegräbnis in Saalbach

Mural named 'Jägerbegräbnis' in Saalbach, Austria

 

Mural dating back to 1810 seen in Saalbach, Austria. The mural is named Jägerbegräbnis and shows an odd funeral procession. The body in the coffin is a hunter (german: ‘Jäger’), the mourners of the funeral (german: ‘Begräbnis’) are animals. Have you ever seen such a mural or painting elsewhere?

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Hotel Tauernstüberl in Zell am See

 

Room with two floors

The hotel is situated at a street between Zell am See and Kaprun. The train station of the Pinzgau Railway is near the hotel so one can have a ride to the Krimml Wasserfälle on the spot. The hotel offers a spa area in the basement of a second building opposite the street.

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Lakes

Lake Zell in Pinzgau

In winter the lake completely freezes and is used for winter sports

Right next to the railway station of Zell am See I had this great view of the Zeller See (Lake Zell) and the mountains nearby. Though the lake is pretty large it completely freezes in winter and is used for winter sports.

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Do not disturb sock

A sock as Do not disturb sign

Fun! On my trip to Zell am See I stayed at the Hotel Tauernstüberl which is using socks as ‘Do Not Disturb’ signs at its room doors. This is a kind of pun. In German language there is the phrase ‘You are a lazy sock’ which means someone is a bit lazy in general.

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Sundials

Sundial in Zell am See

Sundial in Zell am See, Austria

A sundial seen in Zell am See with two interesting additions: A rooster and an owl. What remarkable additions have you already seen at sundials?

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Lakes

Ritzensee in Saalfelden

Ritzensee in Saalfelden, Austria

On my way to the museum of local history at Schloss Ritzen I came across this lovely lake named Ritzensee. It is an artificial lake build in a moory landscape.

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Accommodations

Hotel Mitteregger in Kaprun

Emblem of Hotel Mitteregger

The hotel is situated in Kaprun not far away from the car museum Vötter. The origins of the building are dating back to the 15th century so it is known as the oldest inn of Kaprun. The rooms are in rural style.

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Museums

Museum of local history in Kaprun

Museum of local history in Kaprun, AustriaAt the museum of local history, I was told about the big influences which have shaped Kaprun and its surroundings.