Austria, September 15-19, 2005
Here are the remaining pictures from our hiking in Austria.
After Achensee, some of us drove into Rattenburg, which has an old fortification over the town which was used for border protection and for collecting duties on imported goods. The sign talks about how the Chancellor of Tirol, Dr. Wilhelm Biener was executed for his conviction of unspecified crimes. The last picture is a, well, ummm, you know, ummm, well us guys can figure it out...
Next, we did a hike over the village of Alpbach. Since Carol had busted the old M7 code, and also because there were eight of us this time, we adopted a new secret code. I can only reveal that the codeword is "a quadrat". Let's see if she can figure this one out...
The next day it snowed. This picture shows the area above the town. The snow line is maybe a thousand feet above us.
We next went to Reutte, where we visited the old fortification ruins. The Ehrenburg ruins had also been constructed for border protection.
On the last day, when the rest of the group was out looking at castles that I had already seen a couple of times, I did a circuit hike around two lakes, the Plansee and Heiterwangersee.