Sundial in Kufstein

Sundial in Kufstein, Tyrol

This pic portrays a sundial in Kufstein, a city in the Austrian state of Tyrol. In the upper part, one can read a saying: ‘I only show the sunny hours, the gloomy and dark ones I conceal’. I am surprised that this sundial in the Austrian mountains depicts a big sailing ship in the background. [German]

Rail snowplow in Wörgl

Rail snowplow in Wörgl, Austria

Rail snowplow 9981 9592 506-5 seen at railway station Wörgl in the Austrian state of Tyrol.

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.

Roman paths in Lermoos

Roman path in Lermoos, Austria

Lermoss 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.

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?

Lermoos in Tyrol

Mountain view from Lermoos, Austria

Lermoos is a municipality in the Austrian state Tyrol. You find it 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 refers to a former ancient Roman boardwalk across the swamp.