Showing posts with label Puchberg am Schneeberg. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Puchberg am Schneeberg. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

"Landhaus Gschaiderhof" (Austria)

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The Landhaus Gschaiderhof is located in a magnificent setting in the foothills of Lower Austria's highest mountain the "Schneeberg" The hiking and moutainbike trails start directly at the house, which lies in a very calm and forst-rich environment.

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The accomodation was very nice indeed, the owners of the place were very nice and friendly and the price was very correct, too.

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Monday, November 1, 2010

Above and between the clouds (Schneeberg, Alps in Austria)

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The Schneeberg, with its 2076 m-high summit Klosterwappen, is the highest mountain of Lower Austria, and the easternmost 2000 m-high mountain in the Alps. It is a distinctive limestone massif with steep slopes on three sides.
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On clear days, Schneeberg can be readily seen from parts of Vienna, some 65 km away (as the crow flies), together with its snow-fields that reach down its northern slopes even in summer and provide a challenge to skiers.
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A rack-and-pinion railway, the Schneeberg Railway, now over 100 years old, climbs to a height of 1800 m, reducing the walk to the summit to an hour or two. There are also a number of other routes for walkers, including from the spa resort of Puchberg am Schneeberg to the east, or from the south, in Höllental.
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The summit plateau has a number of mountain huts which are visited by thousands of walkers, climbers and even mountain-bikers annually.
(Source: Wikipedia)
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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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