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.


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!


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?

Accommodations Hotels

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.

Accommodations Hotels

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.


Lake Zell in Pinzgau

Zell Lake in the region of Pinzgau, Austria

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. During the cold period of the year it is frozen and used for winter sports like skating. In earlier times it even supplied breweries and so on with ice  for cooling the products.

Accommodations Signs

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.


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.


Ritzensee Lake in Saalfelden

Ritzensee Lake 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 built in a moory landscape.

Accommodations Hotels

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.


Museum of local history in Kaprun

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

Locomotives Railways

Locomotive Mh.3 of Pinzgau Railway

Steam locomotive Mh3 in Krimml, Austria

A steam locomotive known as Mh.3 seen in Krimml. The locomotive was built in 1906 and is still in operation along the railroad of the Pinzgauer Lokalbahn. These classic train trips are organized by Club 399.