ok, the first and the last minute of this north korean video about western propaganda are really strange (ode to leader baby kim), but what about the remaining 1.5 hours? it has cost me my sleep tonight and i do not regret at all ...
what a nice day ... skiing with my youngest daughter + her boyfriend in hochzillertal + hochfügen, the skiing area in kaltenbach, zillertal valley (austria)
not much snow in JANUARY :(( down in zillertal, kaltenbach, austria ~ it was probably not so good to burn all that oil, gas, coal and half of our forests in the last 100 years, was it? climate-change-report-2013
take care, wolpertingers out there at mountain predigtstuhl (1613 m) above bad reichenhall. wolper what? wolpertinger is a rare bavarian animal, you know? just look it up in wikipedia (there are more pictures in german language article, but you can switch to english as well).
well, on the 3rd day of our wolfgangsee / austria trip on the way back we have visited the predigtstuhl mountain by world's oldest cable car still active in original state (predigtstuhlbahn from 1928) and after that walked around in bad reichenhall, the poor sister of its austrian salt mining cousin salzburg ...
panoramic view from predigtstuhl 1613 m
walking around at predigtstuhl
going down from predigtstuhl 1613 m (you see the cross?) the old bavarian style :-) ... or do you better like the new bavarian style?
lunch break in the mountain inn at predigtstuhl
2 wolpertingers :-)
let's go down to bad reichenhall with the oldest still active cable car (opened 1928)
down in bad reichenhall again
old salt factory
there is no nice city centre out there, just 2 shopping streets ,,,
waiting for my wife, drinking water in ladies section
what is better for holidays, st. gilgen or st. wolfgang? hmmm, they are sooo similar: lake, ship traffic to the other villages, old houses, hill above the village, cable car up to the hill zwölferhorn 1521m in st. gilgen vs. summer time train up to the mountain schafberg 1782 in st. wolfgang. well, st. gilgen have had a much nicer church, st. gilgen much nicer city center if you asked me ... and yes. hte 3rd biggest village/city at wolfgangsee is strobl, we haven't visited this time ...
well, i was quite disappointed after visiting hallstatt, the unesco cultural heritage and city which was copied and re-built by one chinese mining company as an 1 : 1 replica somewhere in china. even when we have had a bad weather it still was interesting to see the old houses + 2 or 3 churches squashed between the lake hallstätter see and the rocks of the dachstein massif, but i've expected something more, to be honest from this heritage (weltkulturerbe) in the salzkammergut region of austria
enjoy few pictures anyway
view from the 2nd church down to the lake and the 1st church ...
skulls and bones
just in case you want to read about the history of hallstatt: salt (world's first known salt mine is located just above the city), bronze, other metals, ... and probably also fishing + hunting + forestry and today tourism, of course :-)