Area visited and illustrated below
a scenic town located in northern Tyrol on the river Inn. It
is just a few miles away from the German border on the Munich
The majestic fortress is the center of many activities, and
the romantic ancient town center is enchanting.
with short narratives:
Starting our hike up
Kufstein mountain in Austria. There is a very large number of steps at the
beginning which makes it impossible for any motorized vehicle to be
brought up the mountain. The citizens of the mountain, yes it is a
community, do have some cars, unlicensed and used to traverse
between homes and businesses. They are initially brought in by
A view of the City of
Kufstein, from Kufstein Mountain.
There were three chapels
located along our hike.
Inside the first chapel.
A second smaller Chapel.
A view of the inside of
it. It is amazing how well they are all maintained.
This is a
hotel and restaurant. Further up is the pub and post office. The
mail man makes the hike up to the post office every day. The post
office is located about one hours distance from the base of Kufstein
View from Kufstein mountain.
from the rear of the the third and last Chapel along the hike.
hours later, we reached our destination one of the last fully
operational family owned dairy farms on Kufstein mountain.
The view was
so beautiful with its many colors and skylines. The mountain in the
background is called Pendling.
This is a
picture taken with a telephoto lens of Pendling mountain. It is a mountain on
the opposite side of Kufstein. Located at the top is a pub with a
famous story. Dirk said it is about a 4 hour continuous steep rocky
hike but worth it. Dirk told us that we will climb it next year when
we visit again. Anthony laughed as Dirk told us this, as he had not
intention of ever climbing it. Little did Anthony know, the next
year we did climb