31 August 2008

Salzburg Day 5 – Liechtensteinklamm & Jagersee

Day 5 was a Wednesday, and the day that we moved out of Maria Alm village into a 5-star hotel in the small town of St Johann.

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Last picture near our room balcony

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The new hotel was awesome!
The rooms were so cosy and we had a magnificent view
Here’s a picture of the balcony:

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After checking-in in a hurry
Dumped our bags and away we went on our first tourist attraction in the area!

Liechtensteinklamm

Apparently one of the longest and deepest gorges in the Alps
I haven’t got anything to say about this
Partly because I’m tired, but mostly because I wanna ZOOM! straight to my next set of photos cos they’re so much more pretty! HAHA.

So very quickly:

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Cafe at the entrance

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ME at the entrance!
Those shorts are too big for me.. poo

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REALLY WINDY OVER THERE!

That’s all!!! HHAHA Ok now for the better part..

Jagersee

We found this Jagersee (‘see’ in German means lake I think), a tiny little blue blob on the map that we had in the car and decided to drive to it. What made it so beautiful is that it was sort of a secluded spot that not a lot of people knew about.

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Even the journey there was amazing.. we passed through tiny towns and rolling greens and perfect hills.. all under the magnificent blue sky and brilliant sunshine.

Altogether it was about 45 minutes from St Johann.

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First view of the lake!

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We hired a boat for only 4 Euros per hour.. that’s quite cheap!

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Me pretendig to row.

The last time we hired a rowboat was in Oxford last year and realised at the end of the hour that, we had rowed the boat BACKWARDS the WHOLE TIME. And the only reason we realised was because we had to ‘reverse’ into the ‘parking’ spot and it suddenly became so much easier to move!

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Fatty on the boat!! HAHAAHA

Anyway. We could see fish in the water swimming about! And lots of ducks.. tried playing catch with them but they won because they could half-fly. Cheaters.

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😀

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Yea, I’m always wearing that necklace because it’s my favourite one. I don’t really know why. It just is. No, there is no sentiment to it. I bought it myself on sale for £3 at Joy.

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The water was ICE COLD.

I packed my swimmers in my bag thinking I could have a lovely dip in one of those Austrian Sees (lakes) but I was gravely mistaken. Sigh.

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As you can see the sunshine was so bright that it kinda ruined this photo..

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Strawberry juice from the little cafe on the bank to complete it!

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5 Comments

mary |

These are amazing, they honestly take ym breath away.

I LOVE your hair! If my face suited it, I’d get a similar cut!

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Elaine |

I love that striped jumper/cardi/sweater/throw or whatever you call it, that you have on! So versatile and looks so comfortable. 😀

Nice pics too 🙂

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Y |

mary: Thanks! I never thought my face actually suited it at first..but I suppose it’s ok!

elaine: I can understand you having trouble deciding on what to call it! It’s kinda weird..it’s sort of a huge-sleeved cardi, but because the sleeves are so huge it’s like a throw as well.

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Anonymous |

Hello! I’ve stumbled across your blog and I’m actually going to austria at the end of the year. Really beautiful photos.
Just wondering if you could recommend spending more time in salzburg or vienna or equal? (only staying there for about 6-7 days)

– anne

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Y |

Anne:

I never made it to Vienna as I found there were so many things to do in Salzburg! I stayed outside of Salzburg (in Maria Alm and St Johann) and only spend one day (as a day trip) in salzburg city itself. But I reckon you could do half and half, as I heard there are lots of beautiful things to see in Vienna.

If you have limited time in Salzburg these are the best things to do there IMO:

– Grossglockner
– Summer toboggan rides
– Ice caves (Werfen)

🙂

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