well, we need 7 hours from pula (istria, croatia, HR) back home to munich by car. the fastest road leads via ljubljana, SLO. anyway, this time we've decided to take the shorter + cheaper, but 30-60 minutes slower road via kitzbühel + felberntauern, AT and udine + trieste, IT. so what about a stopover #2 in oberdrauburg, kärnten, austria, AT? why not, even if we liked our 4-5h stopover in slovenia (piran, istria), SI a lot, too.
well, we came late at night and our hotel was closed. but not since few minutes or an hour. it was closed since 2 weeks due to company holidays 😇. the reservation system was shut down, but our agoda booking site didn't care. we got the reservation and booking confirmation in no time. well, the boss waited for us and we were sooo thankful to her. it was after 9 p.m. and everything near & far closed in this sleepy AT-IT border mountain area ... we were the only guests out there, got a key and all the hotel belonged to us. we could sleep in any room as all of them were open, nothing to eat or drink in the whole area and yes, it was a really strange feeling to be there all alone 😰
enjoy few pictures from kärnten, AT and few from tirol, AT later on. just to make your worldview complete, there will be a picture from the italian alps, too. it would be not much different if i would show ya a picture from slovenian / german / french or swiss alps either => the nature does not know any man made borders, you see?