Trip Report Austria 2017

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  1. Sam Arnold

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    Glad you're having a good time Heinz. Dont get too sunburnt. On the work front, that disk system went out again for 3 days last week. Another cancelled maintenance window :)
     
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    Best post ever.

    Way to bring the poor bugger back to reality. Who needs friends:):)
     
  3. Heinz

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    Thanks for that awesome bit of news Sam. :eek:
     
  4. Heinz

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    Been cold and foggy last couple of days here in Graz with a dusting of snow yesterday. Catching up with rels. Spring is a much nicer time to be here, but wasn't an option this time.
     
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    Last couple of days have been fine and sunny getting to around 10C in the afternoon.
     
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    its crazy Feb weather. 11 degree t shirt weather in Berlin yesterday.
     
  7. Heinz

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    Last few days now. Was a nice time with relatives again in Graz. Now heading to Salzburg for a couple of days.
     
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    Say Hello to Maria and the von Trapp kids ;-)
     
  9. EquatorBunny

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    Superb report @Heinz
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    Amazing photos too
     
  10. Heinz

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    Now at Vienna airport about to board flight home.
     
  11. Heinz

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    Back home now.
     
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    36 hours not counting time it took you to get to Vienna hairpirt
     
  13. Heinz

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    Actually got home around 10pm last night, but was too tired to post. Was actually around 24 hours from hotel in Vienna to home.
     
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    That's great considering how far you had to go
     
  15. Heinz

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    After the skiing I spent most of the time in Graz which is pretty much a second home, visiting relatives. Winter though isn't the best time, I really enjoy it in spring, but I was a bit restricted in timing this time.

    The familiar landmark of Graz.
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    With a dusting of snow.
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    Buschenshanks are very popular in the province of Steiermark. They are small establishments that produce their own wine or cider and serve basic mostly cold meals and generally have a nice Gemütlich atmosphere. Known as Heuriger in other parts of Austria. Very nice in spring when you can sit outside overlooking the vineyards which are often on a hill. We went to one a little outside of Graz.

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    We also visited the Flecks craft brewery just outside of the little town Frohnleiten to the north of Graz for a fun little tour. The 4 of us had a nice little session with the host sampling the beers. http://www.flecksbier.at/

    Then had a wander through the attractive Frohnleiten Hauptplatz.

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    How's your der/die/das Heinz? Got 'em all nailed?
     
  20. Heinz

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    Ha, no I tend to fudge those. I think I get them right sometimes, but mostly by accident. :) But generally I'm able to get the message across.
     
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    thats what counts! Its what I'm gunning for too
     
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    You got me hankering for a Bauernschmaus auf an alte brettle Heinz.
     
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    We arrive in Graz on Sunday :)
     
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    A couple of days in Salzburg to catch up with some more relatives. Was a rainy day so not great for walking around town so cousin suggested Haus der Natur which was a very good call.

    A damp near empty Getreidegasse (quite a contrast to spring/summer!)
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    Monchberg
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    Haus der Natur
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    Bergkristalle
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    Finally to Vienna before catching my flight home.

    They created an ice rink in front of the Town hall for February/March.
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    Stephansdom
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    Gute Reise:angel:
     
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    Cheers for the report Heinz, awesome as always
     
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    And back to 37 degree Adelaide heat. Thats gotta be annoying.
     
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    There is that, although I'll take those sort of temps during next weekends Womadelaide festival (Mar 10-13) which I wasn't going to miss.
     
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    Interesting coincidence. Never seen this before until you posted it. Went to a house party on weekend and they had one in the living room. The guy made it himself.
     
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    #131 Heinz, Mar 7, 2017
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    Do you know what the dots at the corners represent? He explained it but I can't remember what he said.
     
  33. Heinz

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    Weather has been stunning in Zell am See
     
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    Recognised that little chapel.
     
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    Beautiful day at Kitzsteinhorn today.
     
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