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Castles Museums

Bruck Castle in Lienz

Bruck Castle in Lienz, Austria

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.

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Sundials

Sundial in Kufstein

Sundial in Kufstein, Tyrol

This pic shows 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 especially impressed by the fact, that this sundial, located in the Austrian mountains, is showing a big sailing ship in the background.

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Castles Railviews

Wiesberg Castle in Tobadill

Railview of Wiesberg Castle

The castle above the mouth of the Paznaun in the Stanzer valley, was built in the 13th century. Many of today’s visible elements were created during 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.

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Lakes

Erlensee Lake in Brixen im Thale

Erlensee Lake in Brixen im Thale, Austria

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.

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Railways

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.

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Accommodations Hotels

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.

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Accommodations Hotels

Hotel Alpenrose in Lermoos

Swimming pool at Hotel Alpenrose in Lermoos, Austria

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.

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Roman Empire

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.

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Murals

Walther von der Vogelweide in Lermoos

Walther von der Vogelweide in Lermoos, Austria

This mural at a private home in Lermoos (Tyrol) is showing the probably most famous portrait of the singer Walther von der Vogelweide.

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Churches

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.

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Thougths

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?

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Thougths

Lermoos in Tyrol

Mountain view from Lermoos, Austria

Lermoos is a municipality in the Austrian state Tyrol. It it is situated 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 reminds of a former ancient Roman board walk across the swamp.