The hotel is situated next to a biking route at the northern beginning of the Gastein Valley. The place is fine as starting point for biking, hiking, skiing and collecting mushrooms. Actually I had a delicious mushroom dish while staying at the hotel.
On a hiking tour near Klammstein, I come across an interesting place. Below Klammstein Castle (Burg Klammstein) there is a tunnel for bikers and walkers only. The structure is part of a cycle route along the Gastein Valley (Gasteinertal).
On my train journeys through Austria, I often pass Klammstein Castle (Burg Klammstein) which used to block the Gastein Valley (Gasteinertal) in the north. At that time it was meant as toll station for the traffic passing the valley. Today it houses a museum about the history of the castle and the valley.
One reason to visit the restaurant of Hotel Klammstein was the ‘Pfandlwoche’. In this period the restaurant offered especially dishes served in pans (‘Pfandl’). I had a pan with mushrooms and dumplings. The owner of the restaurant told me the mushrooms were collected in the woods around the hotel.
At the restaurant of Hotel Klammstein, I tried nettle soup as a starter. It was a great alternative to all these noodle soups you often get in rural areas. The hotel owner told me that she collects the stinging nettle at certain places around the hotel.
‘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.
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.
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.
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.
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 state of Salzburg. The mountain range in the background is named Tennengebirge.