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July 27: Wednesday we stayed close to the hotel. We drove through the neighboring towns of Kitzbuhel and St. Johann in Tirol and stopped at a grocery store to get ingredients for a picnic lunch. Reading labels without our German phrasebook was sometimes a challenge: we thought we had bought a small container of milk for our daughter, but it turned out to be buttermilk. Oops! We did find some really delicious raspberries, though.

We spent the rest of the afternoon at the hotel pool. For dinner, we found a place in the village of Oberndorf. It had a little playground. Our daughter interacted with some of the local kids, even though they didn’t always understand each other. The pizza was good, too.

July 28: Thursday was a bit rainy and overcast. Upon our hosts' recommendation, we drove to see the Krimmerl waterfall, the highest one in Europe. The falls are located in the Hohe Tauern National Park and apparently look best after they've fed by rain. The drive was about an hour and wound through lots of cute towns and mountain scenery. There are a lot of facilities in and around the park, so we ate lunch just outside the park entrance.

There are three observation points at the falls. All were said to be stroller accessible. We can only vouch personally for the first one. My daughter decided that she didn't much like riding in her stroller that afternoon, so we were walking with her at a slow pace. The way to the first observation point was paved and a pretty easy hike in terms of incline and distance (the other ones are higher and steeper). We may have made it to just one observation point, but it was awesome!

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We took some video of the falls, but the video upload on this site is giving me some trouble. I will post a link once we have it up on YouTube.

We took a detour on the way back to drive along the Gerlos Alpine Road (http://www.gerlosstrasse.at/en/gerlos-alpenstrasse/). There were some observation points that provided birds-eye views of the falls…

and of the sun coming through the valley.
There were a few road signs indicating cow crossings. Soon we found out why:
Today we leave Oberndorf for a small town outside Lienz. I don't know what the internet situation will be, but I will post when I can!

Posted by amikulski 22:49

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