Showing posts with label Rax. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Rax. Show all posts

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Autumn in Reichenau (Austria)

Reichenau an der Rax is a market town in the Austrian state of Lower Austria, situated at the foot of the Rax mountain range on the Schwarza river, a headstream of the Leitha.

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Even though the town of Reichenau might seem at small at first glance, as a historically noble spa location of the old Austro-Hungarian monarchy, it certainly has many historical and cultural sights on offer.

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Friday, November 5, 2010

Alpin Garden

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The Rax Alpengarten is around 1500 metres above sea level. The garden occupies four thousand square metres of alpine meadow and contains examples of over two hundred alpine flowers and plants native to the area. It is here that you can see rare and protected species such as the Edelweiss growing wild and in profusion.
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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Rax (Alps, Austria)

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The Rax is a mountain range at the border of the Austrian federal provinces Lower Austria and Styria, situated in the Northern Limestone Alps.

Its highest peak is the Heukuppe at 2007 m. The Rax together with the nearby Schneeberg as a traditional mountaineering resort are called the Wiener Hausberge (Vienna's local mountains). They are separated by the deep Höllental (Hell Valley).

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By the Raxseilbahn aerial tramway in Hirschwang at the north-eastern foot of the range, the first in Austria (commencement of construction was 1925), the extensive high plateau of the Rax at about 1,500 m is an easily attainable tour area and a particular favourite with hikers from Lower Austria and Vienna. The steep flanks of the plateau offer climbing tours of various degrees of difficulty. These steige (trails) and the hütten, alpine huts offering basic accommodation, were built and are kept intact by several Austrian Alpine Clubs. They were erected in the late 19th and early 20th century.

(Source: Wikipedia)

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