The castle above the mouth of the Paznaun in the Stanzer Valley dates back to the 13th century. Several of today’s structures result from a renovation at the beginning of the 20th century. In May 1945, parts of the German Wehrmacht surrendered to American troops after negotiations in this castle. [German]
The Counts of Gorizia built Bruck Castle (Schloss Bruck) in the 13th century. In the chapel, the frescoes of late Gothic artist Simon von Taisten are worth seeing. The castle museum displays a collection of works by the local painter Albin Egger-Lienz. [German]
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]
The Erlensee Lake located in the Tyrolean place Brixen im Thale is reserved for anglers only. Next to the lake there is a small restaurant named Fischerstadl. There one can have fresh fish dishes while looking at the lake from the restaurant’s terrace.
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.
In May 2013 I got an invitation to stay at Leading Family Hotel & Resort Alpenrose in Lermoos. That was an interesting invitation because I generally travel alone. I was curious to learn what this 4 stars superior hotel had to offer for families though.
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.
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.
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 is a municipality in the Austrian state of 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.