Sunday, June 6, 2021

castles of south tirol

the weather was quite bad, so instead of hiking i've spend a lot of time visiting different castles in northern south tirol (brixen area). my craziest experience? they've locked me in the castle trostburg for half an hour or more ... hahaha, i've been there much earlier before they've opened for tourists and didn't see anyone at the gate and thus just walked in ... later it was closed, so i just talked to the castle ghosts and waited for the first tourist excursion of the day to come out 😂

castle engelsburg in neustift abbey, in vahrn (varna) - brixen, ITA

here we go, the castles i've visited this time:

  • engelsburg (arts gallery)
  • ruin mĂŒhlbacher klause at mĂŒhlbach, rienz river, pustertal
  • ruin salern
  • ruin wallburg nössing (bronze age)
  • rodenegg in vill (private, part open as museum)
  • trostburg in waidbruck (museum)
  • ehrenburg (private, closed for public)
kloster neustift, neustift abbey, vahrn (varna) - brixen, ITA
hypnosis seminar by the best of all wives 😍
engelsburg as seen from our hotel room in the neustift monstery
walking at eisack river
hotel brĂŒckenwirt = our favorite restaurant + beer garden in neustift
castle mĂŒhlbacher klause

ruin salern castle

dolomiti as seen during my mini hiking tour in spiluck
eisack river valley (neustift + brixen)
lake flötscher weiher in schabs-natz 
maria himmelfahrt in vill at castle rodenegg
what a nice hotel (rodeneggerer hof) in vill
rodenegg castle
quite a good address, isn't it`? 😄
count of wolkenstein (graf von wolkenstein), family grave
... and a beautiful nature too
trostburg castle


ehrenburg castle

more pictures here.

our last year's visit in neustift here.

Sunday, May 30, 2021

spieser in allgÀu :o)

well, last weekend we have been visiting kaufbeuren with my father and today we are in allgĂ€u again 😃. this time hiking to the top of the spieser montain (1651m) in the beautiful allgĂ€uer alps. the tour was choosen by my eldest daughter who accompanied us as well. you will not find her at any picture as she likes to keep her privacy unpresented in social media and/or on the internet, my dears ...

my father challenged by the probably last snow at spieser (1651m) this year

oberjoch 1140-1200m, the highest (real) village in germany (close to bad hindelang) was 
the starting point for our today's hiking tour in allgau
iseler mountain (1876m) was my wifes + my destination in august last year
allgÀuer alpen
the sunny (=south) side of the mountain
ornach 1572m, a smaller mountain on our path
jochschrofen 1625m

the 3rd summit cross today, spieser 1651m + a nice break at the top 💕 đŸ˜„đŸ”đŸŽ

ifenblick panorama
guest house hirschalpe (1495m) ~ a beautiful place for 2 wheat beers đŸș today. due to corona measures in germany my first restaurant visit to stay since november last year.
crazy corona plandemic, isn't it?
all in one
more pictures here.