Erlensee Lake In Brixen im Thale

Erlensee Lake in Brixen im Thale, Austria

The Erlensee Lake located in the Tyrolean place Brixen im Thale is reserved for anglers only. Next to the lake there is a small restaurant named Fischerstadl. There one can have fresh fish dishes while looking at the lake from the restaurant’s terrace.


Hotel Alpenhof in Brixen

Hotel Alpenhof in Brixen im Thale, Austria

Hotel Alpenhof is located in Brixen im Thale, right in the middle of Brixental Valley. From the nearby railway station it is just a walk of 10 minutes, the bus for the ski resorts is about 150 meters away. The hotel is situated at the end of a street so there is no transit traffic.


Hotel Alpenrose in Lermoos

Swimming pool at Hotel Alpenrose in Lermoos, Austria

In May 2013 I got an invitation to stay at Leading Family Hotel & Resort Alpenrose in Lermoos. That was an interesting invitation because I generally travel alone. I was curious to learn what this 4 stars superior hotel had to offer for families though.

Roman Empire

Roman paths in Lermoos

Roman path in Lermoos, Austria

Lermoos is situated at a historic route which was even used by the ancient Romans. This clever example of offline ‘augmented reality’ reminds of the fact that there was a Roman path made of trunks leading through the swamp between Lermoos, Ehrwald and Biberwier.


Walther von der Vogelweide in Lermoos

Walther von der Vogelweide in Lermoos, Austria

This mural on a private home in Lermoos (Tyrol) shows a replica of the probably most famous portrait of the singer Walther von der Vogelweide.


Pfarrkirche Hl. Katharina in Lermoos

Pfarrkirche Hl. Katharina in Lermoos, Austria

The parish church Hl. Katharina (St. Catherine) is a baroque church dating back to 18th century. Inside there are works by Martin Falbesoner from Nassereith and Giuseppe Gru from Verona. I was especially impressed by the shape of this window which reminded me of a bee.


Coach tour in Lermoos

Coach trip in Lermoos, Austria

The coach tour started on a rainy afternoon. Sitting on a coach on a cold day doesn’t sound that cozy but on the other hand they offered an intriguing add-on: There would be a wine tasting. Ok, that sounds heart-warming, doesn’t it? More…


Lermoos in Tyrol

Mountain view from Lermoos, Austria

Lermoos is a municipality in the Austrian state Tyrol. It it is situated at the northern border of Tyrol. The photo above shows a view of the mountains nearby taken from the outskirts of Lermoos. The odd sign in the foreground reminds of a former ancient Roman board walk across the swamp. More…


Baking bread in Rauris

Baking bread at Rauris, Austria

While writing this post I am nibbling at a slice of bread which I actually made by myself! At a farm at the Kalchkendl Alm, an alp named Kalchkendl located in Rauris Valley, I had the chance to bake bread the first time. I took this lesson at a class named Schule am Berg, guided by Roswitha Huber.


Chill-out room at Ortnerhof

Recreation room at the Ortnerhof in Prägraten, Austria

After my walk along the Iler valley I had the chance to relax at the wellness area of the Hotel Ortnerhof. Unfortunately I didn’t have the time to join a horseback ride which is a special offer of this hotel. They even offer western-style riding.


Sundial in Prägraten

Sundial in Prägraten am Großvenediger, Austria

Interesting version of a sundial seen at a chapel in Hinterbichl, a district in Prägraten am Großvenediger. The table provides info how to calculate the exact time considering the different altitudes of sun during the year.

Industrial Heritage

Islitzer Mühle in Prägraten

Islitzer mill in Prägraten, Austria

An impressive place in Prägraten am Großvenediger is this mill called Islitzer Mühle. The mill driven by the power of the Islitzbach is still working and open for public.