Sunday, October 20, 2019

lake traunsee + grosser sonnstein

the grosser sonnstein mountain (1,037 m) in the salzkammergut area of austria was my hiking destination for today. i've started from the village ebensee - unterlangbath at the beautiful lake traunsee. traunsee is with 191m also austria's deepest and 2nd biggest lake (next to attersee). after

lake traunsee

just to make sure, the name of the lake is not a misspelled 'dream lake' which would be traumsee in german, the name is given by the traun river which flows through the lake.

is the gr. sonnstein difficult to reach? not really, after approximately 1 hour of steep walking i could reach the summit cross. the panorama views from there were just fantastic ­čśä.
you wouldn't believe it, but also at the very top of sonnstein you could still hear the noisy cars from the really loud road at the lake. probably is the acoustic is so 'good' thanks to the hills from both sides of the lake ...
village ebensee
grosser sonnstein mountain as seen from ebensee
summit cross at grosser sonnstein (= big sun rock)
museum ebensee
langbathbach creek at ebensee
 a short stop for swimming in the cold lake at viechtau
on the left you can see the second end of lake traunsee at gmunden
more pictures here.

Saturday, October 19, 2019

wedding in neu├Âtting

i've never thought neu├Âtting at the inn river could be a nice city ­čśç.

why? well, neu├Âtting means new ├Âtting, so i've just imagined it will consist of few new blocks with a flair of a mattresses store. a city, where the most of the people just come to sleep and go for work and entertainment to alt├Âtting, the historical pilgrimage destination next to it. damn, how wrong was this association ­čść. neu├Âtting was first mentioned in 1224, my dears! on top, i've just seen only the very city center with the market square, town hall, one church, one old city gate and few streets on my way to my parking place. there would even be much more points of interest, i think. especially the inn river banks could be a nice place to see. maybe next time ...

well, a good friend of mine celebrated his wedding, so it was time to come and to completely change my believes, wasn't it?
as i can't ask the other guest whether they allow me to post their pictures in the internet or not, thus i've just chosen pictures without faces, so google's face recognition cannot find any of them. that should be fair enough, shouldn't it? so enjoy few pictures from neuotting in upper bavaria (oberbayern):
 old city gate and one half of the market square
traumtag (day of your dreams) => yes, it was a marriage :-)
arcades + coat of arms of neu├Âtting
the second half of the market square. just look how all the fog disappeared in 2 or 3 hours
 after the marriage in the town hall there was a small reception in my friend's office
 lunch in the best place to eat in the center of neu├Âtting, the delicatessen shop viehbeck
what about a game of bowling?
haha :-)
back to neuhas am inn and yes, there is still something new to see for us: the castle vornbach / vornbach abbey
view from our restaurant to sch├Ąrding
i was somehow fascinated by the mathematical forms of this tiles (Fliesen) in our hotel
more pictures here.