11.4.11

Lackenalm

Lackenalm
Alps
A few more photos from my week away in the Austrian Alps.  On one of the days I managed to convince Matthias not to ski and he joined me and his mum on a walk through the high Alpine plaines.  This was my first time in the "proper" mountains (Australian high country not with-standing) and it was really incredibly beautiful.  I kept having those 'oh this is just like in the movies' moments.
early spring walk
An alm is apparently a small lake which provides water to cattle grazing on the high pasture during the summer. Too early for the cows, but we had a lovely walk listening to the birds busily preparing their spring nests and the water melting into rushing streams. At the end of the valley was this cute little Jausenstation serving small refreshments.  Jausenstations traditionally only serve cold meat and cheese, but this little one had homemade Tirol dumpling (Tirolerknoedel) and Sauerkraut - perfect, hearty alpine food to warm us up before the walk back to the Valley.
lackenalm

17 comments:

HRANDICA said...

It look cald up there. But the view is stunning.
Have a great week.

Brandi {not your average ordinary} said...

Just breathtaking. Though I'm glad I have spring weather right now. It sounds like this little town was so charming, and obviously beautiful.

Kelly said...

amazing! what stunning photos!

Anika said...

Wow, how beautiful. Every moment must have seemed like a perfect picture postcard. I am also intrigued by the Tirol dumpling and Sauerkraut!

ELK said...

so stunning and majestic ... thanks for taking me along to the alps..

Tara said...

just beauitful! And stunning!

Krystal said...

beauuuutiful, mountains always get me. i love them.

lisa said...

What a dream holiday this must have been Clare!
These photographs are absolutely gorgeous!!!

SJ said...

so beautiful.

glad the coasters finally arrived and that mathias is slowly embracing them :)

Eva @ Four Leaf Clover said...

Your images are so gorgeous. I need to make my way over to the Alps soon!!

Dorian Susan said...

But it is just like the movies. Gorgeous Clare. I love seeing this. You travel to the most marvelous places. I'm a smidge jealous, but delighted to share it through your images. I will pass on the sauerkraut tho.

Bells said...

gosh i can see why you felt like you were in a movie. Spectacular. What a holiday! No we have nothing like that here do we??!

Li + Belle said...

I love to do a rest on an alm. This is the best for a hike - a hearty meal. And Tyrolean Knödel and Sauerkraut - mhm, that sounds delicious.

justine said...

absolutely beautiful shots, wow!

Farmgirl Paints said...

lucky! so so pretty...wow!!!

Monique said...

These photos are lovely. I agree the scenic views definitely have that magical film vibe to it. OOh the meal you guys had sounds yummy. What a fantastic vacation.

Kat Sloma said...

These are lovely - looks like a wonderful walk, if a bit chilly! I can't believe you haven't been in proper mountains before this.