>It’s the last day of October, and from what I remember winter comes pretty quickly once November hits, so I had to take advantage of the sunny weather and hike. Actually, today was also the last day that the Wolfsklamm (the wolves’ gorge) is open to hikers until next May. A lot of outdoor attractions close during or after October.
This was at the beginning of the gorge — still a little sunshine, but not for long.
Yes, that’s a bridge there, clinging to the rock face. Sturdy shoes and surefootedness are a must, although kids can manage it — I passed a few families along the way with kids under 10.
Then the path winds higher, out of the gorge and into the hills. There are over 350 steps to climb in this trail, and a lot of them are slick with icy water from the falls.
Upon exiting the gorge, the Benedictine cloister Sankt Georgenberg. There’s a nice restaurant up there with a sun terrace. I had the best Käsespätzle I have ever eaten, and studied my hiking map in the sunshine. After lunch, the path continued to Schoss Tratzberg, which has public tours of some of the rooms (a count and countess live there for real, and those sides of the castle are of course off limits. We did see their dog through the glass door to the sunroom, though.)
Recommended Reading: Some Favorite Posts
"Your blog is terrific. Great writing."
"I am vicariously enjoying your hikes. Lets me sit here with my cup of tea while you toil up and down the hills and take beautiful photos. Thanks!"
"I'm enjoying your writing. You have such a personal voice, strong and warm with a good edge."
"Dein Blog ist zu einem festen Bestandteil meiner online- Lesekultur geworden- du bereicherst jeweils meinen Tag."
"You seem to get around on topics -- as I recall, pretty much everything from local resistance to Nazis to now green roofs. That's what I like about your blog -- if you find it interesting, important, or amusing, you blog about it and your personality, as far as I can tell, really comes through. Great job. — And the pictures are just awesome. "
"Just wanted to drop you a note and tell you how much I enjoy your blog. ... Keep up the good work and hopefully one day when I am back in Innsbruck i can hear you sing."
"Great blog, I really like the way you write about Land und Leute."
- current events
- Life Abroad
- lives of others
- reading list
- Roman roads