Category Archives: Austria 8/09

Timmelsjoch and Stelvio Pass

Today was just to be ‘driving back home’ and to mix things up a bit & avoid the terrible Brenner highway, I had mapped out a route going through the mountains at the end of the Ötztal over the Timmelsjoch … Continue reading

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Bye, bye, Ötztal

One nice last ‘sunset’ view from our balcony. Tomorrow we are heading back, straight through the mountains. Too bad, no other pictures of today, since we were pre-occupied by packing and playing ‘raiders of the lost iPhone’. As Ritsu disovered … Continue reading

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Schweinshaxe dinner @ ‘s Pfandl

Schweinshaxe is a crunchy baked pork knuckle, a regional specialty which has to be ordered in advance. The food was nice, lots of carbohydrates (potatoes AND dumplings) and the atmosphere of the place was very cozy. Unfortunately, the advertised ‘honest … Continue reading

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Chairlift adventure & Sonnblick Hike

We started the day with a nice ride on a chairlift up the mountain in Hochsölden. But up there was a bit too cold and we had planned a different route, so after having taken in the panorama, we went … Continue reading

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Stuibenfall Hike

Initially we had 2 hikes planned for today, first this big waterfall and then a valley in Niederthai. But it turns out the they use some tricky ‘mis-advertizing’ for this fall hike. The brochure says ‘you can do the roundtrip … Continue reading

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Aqua Dome Ötztal (pool fun)

Great thing to do on a rainy day, checking out the local super pool (Therme) While not as impressive as the monster pool area in Fügen we had visited last year, the Aqua Dome was quite fun and getting wet … Continue reading

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Mountains – Cows – Lederhosen – Llamas?

Today we got very lucky going up the Gaislachkogl bahn. A) they had a big mountain party at the middle station with lots of kids’ activities, music and llamas (Julius also enjoyed the free airbrush tatoos and said correctly ‘Danke … Continue reading

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Bye bye grandparents / move to Sölden

Only 2 pictures today: We had to pack up everything and after saying bye bye to Großmama Renate, we drove grandparents Keiko and Kazuyoshi to the train station in Innsbruck. Then we spent a lot of time at the DEZ … Continue reading

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Leutascher Geisterklamm Hike

The Leutascher Geisterklamm (klamm=gorge) is a beautiful hike through a forrest and along a river. And this is where we took Julius for his birthday. Highlights included crossing a somewhat scary panorama bridge, crossing over to Germany on foot and … Continue reading

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Birthday Breakfast 09 (video)

The little man had a lot of fun. We had told him before that his birthday is coming up, but not being able yet to count days exactly, he was not aware when he woke up, until he found the … Continue reading

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Reither Spitze, the most ambitious hike so far.

Our hike today started with a funicular from Seefeld to Rosshütte, then a ride with the cable car to Härmelenkopf and then a 1h20min hike to Nördlinger Hütte. Twenty minutes into the hike we encountered a sign telling us that … Continue reading

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Moeserer Lake and exploring Seefeld + Dinner @ Reblaus

Since the weather wasn’t that great, we decided to explore a nearby lake and it ended up to be quite some fun. This little lake is pretty close to our hotel. No rain, lots of duckies, found a geocache and … Continue reading

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Pork and chanterelle @Alt Mösern

After having settled in nicely at our new place in Mösern, we selected the closest dinner option (since it was raining) and we all opted for the pork fillet with chanterelle mushrooms (which are in season now) Julius had his … Continue reading

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Shopping and moving

Not much went on today since we were moving places. So, packing, exploring the DEZ shopping mall and then finding our way to Mösern, where we are going to stay for 5 nights.

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Return to Schwarzachtal

This was one of our favorite hikes last year, so we gave it a repeat run. The weather was great, expectations were high and not fully met. But we had loads of fun overall.

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