Heiligenblut, Grossglockner House, Edelweissspitze and Tappenkarsee. 海立根布鲁特小乡村、大格洛克纳大楼、火绒草峰和塔彭卡湖。
15.07.2007 32 °C
We got up in the early morning, because today we had many places to visit.
After taking the breakfast, we drove to the train station. We needed taking a special train to Kärnten. Actually it is not so far from Bad Gastein to Heiligenblut, but there is only one big tunnel connecting these two places, so only taking the train can reach the destination. As for the special train, one part is for the passengers, and another part is for the cars, very interesting.
Bad Gastein train station.
From this picture, we can see that people driving the car into the parking place on the train.
This part is for the passengers...
...and this part is for the cars. Now my honey already parked our car, and walking to me.
Inside of the train, very clean and comfortable.
After about 10 minutes, passing through the tunnel, we arrived in Känten.
In this picture, my honey just was ready to drive our car out...
...our car was more and more closer to me...
...now I could get in the car.
Driving out from the train station, it took us about 45 minutes to arrive in Heiligenblut. It is a small village, but why it is so famous and popular? Because in this village, people can see the highest mountain in Austria, Grossglockner (3798m).
In this picture, you can see the Grossglockner surrounded by a few clouds.
The church in Heiligenblut.
The marmot is the famous animal in this area.
Many souvenir shops in Heiligenblut.
Such a cute marmot, no wander I like it so much, hehe!
Now we went to visit the Grossglockner information office.
On the corner of the information office, there is a fox specimen...
...and a marten specimen.
Walking out from the information office, we went to visit the church in Heiligenblut.
In this picture, the old woman was collecting the empty candle boxes.
Inside of the church.
Usually people, who want to climb Grossglockner, visit this church before climbing to pray for good weather and coming back healthy.
In this iron cage, a statue is lying in it, I do not know who he is.
Now we arrived in the churchyard.
This iron book records the names and the dead times for all the people who died while climbing the Grossglockner. There are more than 100 names of unfortunate people listed in that book.
The big iron logo for the mountain rescue. In the middle of it, there is a Edelweiss, the national flower of Austria.
In Heiligenblut, almost all the souvenir shops are selling the marmot toys.
I like them very much!
Various crystal stuff also are famous souvenirs in this village.
My honey and me all like marmot so much, so we baught one which could make the real sound, very cute! Besides, we gave him a name, Murmi ( the nickname from the German "Murmeltier").
A big marmot toy sitting on the bike, looked so funny!
On the way back to our parking place, we still wanted to take a picture in this lovely village for the last time.
Haha, our new kid Murmi, he is very cute, isn'n he?
Now we were driving up to the Grossglockner.
We were more and more closer to the Grossglockner.
In the middle of the road, we found a nice waterfall, then stopped and took some pictures with it.
During the peak time for traveling, there are not available parking places in the Grossglockner House, so we had to park our car on the roadside, and then took the bus.
In this picture, the tunnel on the mountain was the right one which we passed through by bus.
In the tunnel, we could see our parking place.
Now we reached the "Franz Josef's Hoehe".
It is the closest place to see the Grossglockner.
Many people were looking at the lovely marmots.
Haha, can you find the marmots?
"Hello, I am marmot, am I cute?"
"Oh no, too many people are looking at me, I am so shy, I'd better turn my back to them."
In this picture, you can imagine that how many visitors coming here. The parking place was just a small part of the whole one.
Do you know who is this statue? He is Sissi's husband, Franz!
Now we were a little hungry, so sat down in front of Franz, and began to our picnic, hehe!
Many souvenir shops again!
Wow, my lovely marmots, I like them so much!!!!
On the foot of Grossglockner House, there was a huge TV which playing the live competition of bicycle.
Beside the Grossglockner, there is a small lake.
Leaving the Franz-Josefs-Hoehe, we went to Edelweissspitze (2571m) to visit other beautiful mountains, small part of the Alps.
On the way to the Edelweissspitze, we found a landmark of Land Salzburg.
The restaurant on top of the Edelweissspitze.
Now I could show you the map of small part of the Alps.
These beautiful mountains really looked like the paintings.
Behind me is the mountain Wiesbachhorn (3570m).
On this mountain people can do skiing at any time of year, even in the middle of summer!
Standing on this tower, people can see the charming Alps.
Still had so many visitors here.
Sitting down, drinking a beer, felt so nice, hehe!
Nice to meet them again, my lovely marmots!
We had to say good-bye to Edelweissspitze in the Grossglockner-region, and continued our way to the Tappenkarsee, where we parked our car.
Before arrived the hut, we needed hiking for about 2 hours. So we changed the hiking shoes, and carried the food, water, clothes and other things as much as possible. That was the reason why our bags were very heavy.
Many creeks on this mountain.
Carrying such a heavy bag, I was very easy to get sweaty.
My back already could not be straight, such a heavy bag!!!
Although I was already very tired, looking at such beautiful wild flowers, I still did not forget to take a picture for them.
Now the road became flat, and we could see the Tappenkarsee, so suddenly I was very happy, and full of energy again, haha!
People transfer the food and drinks by boat in the mountian.
In this picture, we found a small boat with a box of beer.
"Is it our hut?"
"Oh my God, our hut is there, so far!"
The cow was already waiting for us.
The Tappenkarsee in the sunset.
Our hut was already not so far from us.
Now entered it...
...the room in the hut is very small, only one simple wash basin, no place for shower, and one public toilet outside.
Two bunk beds.
Because it was already very late when we arrived the hut, so the kitchen did not offer the hot food, we had to take the cold one.
In the hut, we found a marmot specimen, I liked it so much, then took a picture for it.