Schaubergwerk & Asitz, Austria

So here we are at day four proper. Today we decided to go on a distinctly subterranean experience with a visit to the mining museum and Schaubergwerk silver mines in Leogang. The Bergbaumuseum is a fascinating little place. Sitting inside what appears to be an old townhouse there’s information on the local geology of the […]

The Vorderkaserklaam & Saalfelden, Austria


Our third full day in Austria took in one of the unusual sites that you’ll find in this region of the country – narrow gorges carved out by torrents of water and which have been developed to act as tourist attractions. We visited the most popular of those today, the Vorderkaserklaam, near the village of […]

Biberg & Zell Am See, Austria


Using one of the few chairlifts that operate before the winter season, our hiking trip today took us up on to the Biberg. It’s main summer attraction is an exciting toboggan slide that sweeps down from near the summit all the way down to the chairlift station at the mountain’s base. The mountain even has […]

Steinplatte and Waidring, Austria

The first full day of my week or so in Austria started with a ride in a cable car up to a point near the summit of the Steineplatte, which sits across the border of the country’s Salzburg and Tirol mountain regions. At a height of 1860 metres (or, just over 6100 feet) and with […]

Resting @ the Ofenlehen Farmhouse, Leogang

Well here I am, sitting at an altitude of 3000 feet above sea level, on the ground floor of a charming traditional 3 storey wooden farmhouse, ‘Ofenlehen’, just up in the foothills above the village of Leogang, Austria. As long as other events don’t intervene, I should be able to sit down and get my […]

Auf den Bergen und in den Wiesen


I thought I should tell you that from tomorrow afternoon I will be in Austria’s Tyrol region for eight days, then spending four days in Bavaria in Germany before heading home on 4 October. I’m hoping to have an internet connection very soon after my arrival so I should be able to continue blogging while […]

After Hours: Science Uncovered @ the Natural History Museum

This Friday, 24 September, the Natural History Museum will throw open its doors for its biggest-ever after hours event, After Hours: Science Uncovered. The event will give visitors a unique chance to meet world-class researchers and explore some of the Museum’s scientific treasures up close. Items on show which will include the Tower of London […]