Having been in Austria several times and having had enough
of sea views and heat, we thought that a mountain’experience
would be perfect for our summer holidays abroad,
away from the noise of the cities already visited and
discovered in the past.
So, we did!
Our itinerary included three little towns
In Igls, we enjoyed cycling and walking along
the countless hiking paths at the foot of the Alps and ...
we have had our first high-altitude fun!
My husband while taking a photo of an Italian cycling team
From Igls, we easily popped over to
but not for very long....
Next stop, the legendary and stylish town of
Definitely the most beautiful place of our journey.
A medieval town with high level tourism which really offers
a sublime mountain experience to its visitors.
Leisure-time possibilities and sport facilities are available
for those who wish to explore this unparalleled sport area.
From the center of the town, we used all kind of transports
to reach the top. We got on cable cars, cableways, aerial
tramways, ski lifts and arrived in unbelievably unspoiled
areas ready to breathe the fresh, clean air and
enjoy the fabulous Austrian landscape!
So many hikers up there!
Third destination, Mondsee, located on the shore
of the homonym lake.
We were lucky to be followed and helped by some good
friends who live in
who accompanied us Austria
between their call duty (thank you doctors!) and so, we
managed to make an unforgettable excursion to the
1783m. high summit of Schafberg.
During the summer, there is the Schafbergbahn, a rack railway
opened in 1893, which runs from the small town of St-Wolfgang
im Salzkammergut on the shores of the Wolfgangsee to the summit.
The SchafbergBahn is the steepest cogwheel railway in
After a few minutes from the lake-side base, the track crosses
the provincial border between
before continuing its steep ascent through
lush fields and green forests.
The last segment of this trip, about 10 minutes, is probably
the most spectacular and already offers
impressive views in multiple directions.
The peak offers a panoramic view of the surrounding
mountains and lakes.
From the top you may see numerous Alpine lakes
and the Dachstein glacier
A last walk in
Salzburg before heading for Munich,
leave the car and fly for
So nice to have you here, thank you