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…


Hohenwerfen Castle in Werfen

Hohenwerfen Fortress in Salzburg, Austria

Broadsword calling Danny boy‘ – On a train journey through the Austrian state of Salzburg, I took this photo of Hohenwerfen Castle. In the movie “Where Eagles Dare” this castle was the set of Schloss Adler.


ÖBB 4010 at Radstadt railway station

ÖBB 4010 at Radstadt railway station

On my way back from Radstadt I took a train of the type ÖBB 4010 the last time. For about 20 years I used to travel with this train all over Austria. Sometimes working or reading, sometimes just sleeping. It was one of those old-fashioned trains where one could use two turned down seats as bed. More…

City Walls

City walls of Radstadt

Town walls of Radstadt, Austria

On a train journey through Pongau, a region of the Austrian state Salzburg, I took this photo through the windows of my train. It shows parts of the city walls of Radstadt. The city was founded in 13th century and is member of the Small Historic Cities (Kleine Historische Städte) of Austria. More…


Hohenwerfen – Where Eagles Dare

Eagle high above Hohenwerfen Castle, Austria

While staying at Hohenwerfen Fortress I took this photo of an eagle in front of the Tennengebirge (Tennen Mountains). It reminds me of the fact that this fortress was a site of the film ‘Where Eagles Dare’ taken in the year 1968. More…

Railway Stations

Bischofshofen Railway Station

View of the Tennengebirge

On my train journeys through Austria, I often have to change the train in Bischofshofen. That’s a railway station in the middle of the mountains of the Austrian province Salzburg. The mountain range in the background is named Tennengebirge.