Sunday, October 31, 2010

Trip by Salamander Cogwheel railway (Austria)

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The 9.8 kilometre long "Schneebergbahn" 1218 metres up into the high alpine region of Schneeberg from Puchberg am Schneeberg. The first section of the cog railway was opened on June 1st 1897 and the line was completed by the end of the following September. During the train’s leisurely ascent, travellers are treated to a marvellous variety of alpine scenery; rich meadows and pine forests are followed by breathtaking mountain panoramas. The journey ends at Austria’s highest train station. The railway operates six steam locomotives and a new diesel train, the Salamander.
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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Puchberg am Schneeberg (Austria)

The CLIMATIC HEALTH RESORT PUCHBERG AM SCHNEEBERG is located at the eastern edge of the Alps just 80 km south of Vienna in a romantically secluded, scenic deep circular valley. Puchberg´s major landmark is the Schneeberg, Lower Austria´s highest mountain (2,075m).

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Nature has been kind to Puchberg, too, which is famous for its healthy climate. Their number one tourist attraction is the rack railroad onto the Hochschneeberg mountain.

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Losenheim Castle (Austria)

Ruins of Losenheim Castle (Burgruine Losenheim) are situated about 5 kilometers from Puchberg am Schneeberg and not so far from the Sebastian Waterfall near the Salamander ski-region Losenheim.

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Sebastian Waterfall (Austria)

A few weeks ago we celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary with a long weekend in Puchberg am Schneeberg (Austria).
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This wonderful watrefall ("Sebastian Wasserfall") situated next to Puchberg.
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To be honest the views took our breath away and we couldn't stop taking pictures in this amazing place. :)
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Here you can just enjoy the waterfalls, take one of the hiking tracks,
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or eat at the "Wasserfall wirt". :)
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