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Kufstein
 

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Area visited and illustrated below Kufstein, Austria
 


 

Kufstein is 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 - Innsbruck - Brennero highway.

The majestic fortress is the center of many activities, and the romantic ancient town center is enchanting.

 

 


Picture collage 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 helicopter.

   
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 mountain.
   
A beautiful View from Kufstein mountain.

 
A picture from the rear of the the third and last Chapel along the hike.

 
Over two 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 it.

 

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