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Einöden, Gasthof Hauserwirt, Wörgl, Tyrol, Tirol, Kufstein, Austria, Österreich, fotoeins.com

Small towns in the Austrian countryside (LAPC)

Above/featured: Bovine goodness with Gasthof Hauserwirt in the background, in Einöden at the outskirts of Wörgl – 13 May 2018.

Österreichische Dörfer auf dem Land

Spending a few weeks exploring Austria in spring between peak winter and summer seasons got me to examine a variety of artistic and cultural aspects, including:

•   a search for Erwin Schrödinger’s grave,
•   a century of Vienna Modernism,
•   a day-trip from Vienna to Bratislava with a boat on the Danube, and
•   looking for modern Salzburg beyond Mozart and The Sound of Music,

Because I’m all about trains and buses in Europe, there were many towns encountered: some passed by, and others planned and visited. The following 12 examples of small towns in Austria includes a generous portion of mountains from the Austrian Alps.


A sprinkle of towns

I retrieved population estimates using an online search with the town’s name and the word “Einwohnerzahl”; I rounded numbers to the nearest hundred.


Alpbach

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Ellmau

Ellmau, Wilder Kaiser, Tirol, Tyrol, Austria, Oesterreich, fotoeins.com

On European E641 (Austria highway B178) with the Wilder Kaiser mountains behind – 13 May 2018.

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Hainburg an der Donau

Twin City Liner, Hainburg an der Donau, Danube, Donau, Lower Austria Niederösterreich, Austria, Österreich, fotoeins.com

Near the Austria-Slovakia border, on board Twin City Liner boat on the Danube river – 17 May 2018.

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Hallstatt

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Kematen in Tirol

S-Bahn Tyrol, Inn river, Kernaten in Tirol,  Sellrain river, Sellraintal, Sellrain valley, Tirol, Tyrol, Austria, Oesterreich, fotoeins.com

On northbound S5 S-Bahn Tirol train to Scharnitz: over the Inn river to Kematen and beyond to the Sellrain valley – 12 May 2018.

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Kreith

Stubaital, Stubaier Alpen, Stubai Alps, Tirol, Tyrol, Austria, Oesterreich, fotoeins.com

On northbound Stubaitalbahn tram to Innsbruck: just north of Kreith, facing east to Europa Bridge (centre) and the town of Patsch at the foot of Patscherkofel (upper left) – 12 May 2018.

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Mehrn

Mehrn, Alpbacher Landstrasse, Alpbach Seenland, Tirol, Tyrol, Austria, Oesterreich, fotoeins.com

Postbus 4074, northwest on Alpbacher Landstrasse with Vorderes Sonnwendjoch at right – 12 May 2018.

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Neustift im Stubaital

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Oberndorf bei Salzburg

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Sankt Jodok am Brenner

Vals, Brennerbahn, S-Bahn Tirol, St. Jodok am Brenner, Brenner Pass, Tirol, Tyrol, Austria, Oesterreich, fotoeins.com

On southbound S4 S-Bahn Tirol train to Brennero: northwest view to town and church Heilige Jodok und Isidor – 14 May 2018.

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Scharnitz

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Telfes im Stubai

Stubaitalbahn, Telfes im Stubai, Telfes, Serles, Stubaital, Stubaier Alpen, Stubai Alps, Tirol, Tyrol, Austria, Oesterreich, fotoeins.com

On northbound Stubaitalbahn tram to Innsbruck: just north of Telfes, facing southeast across Stubai valley to the town of Mieders with Serles at right – 12 May 2018.

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I made all pictures above in May 2018 with a Fujifilm X70 fixed-lens prime; alle Fotoaufnahmen sind mit Wasserzeichen versehen worden. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-fxt. Acknowledgements go to Amy for LAPC no.64 (21 to 27 Sep 2019).

33 Responses to “Small towns in the Austrian countryside (LAPC)”

    • fotoeins

      Hi and thanks, Tina! I had posted a “small towns” post a couple of days ago, but that post didn’t show up on WordPress’ Reader “wall/scroll”, even though I’m a stickler for tags and put on the required tags before posting. Oh well.

      Thanks for reading *this* post and for your kind comment!

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    • fotoeins

      Hi and you’re very welcome, Cornelia. I’m glad the post provided a trip down memory lane for you. Retrieving, examining, and putting up these pictures emphasized my desire to go back and spend even more time exploring the Alps across Germany, Austria, and Switzerland (even though I don’t ski). Thanks for your kind comment!

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    • fotoeins

      Thank you for stopping by and for your comment! I’ve always been fascinated by how places appear differently between summer and winter. I might also add “smell” differently, especially in places with Christmas markets: the Brats, the cakes, the Glühwein! 😊

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    • We Travel Happy

      Henry I alway enjoy visiting your blog. Your captures are always a joy to see. Yes so different on different seasons, right? That’s why I advocate going to the same place at least twice, if possible 🙂 I’ve been to Germany twice, but both in winter. The first time was in Hamburg and Kiel (at Kiel Institut for World Economy), it was freezing up there. That’s where I had my first Biergarten Gluhwein experience. Simply unforgettable. 🙂

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    • fotoeins

      Thank you! I also agree with you about visiting a place in different seasons, if possible. Winter days are already short at the latitudes for northern Germany, and with any cloud cover, days will feel even shorter. I’ve visited those parts as well in late November and December for lights and libations at Weihnachtsmarkt, but then things can get really quiet(er) in January and February. Time permitting, I’ll check out more of your travels and what you all saw and experienced.

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  1. JohnRH

    Beautiful, beautiful. I don’t need to tell you, Austria is a very photogenic place. I did some hiking in the Stubai, many decades ago. Hut to hut. Did I say, beautiful beautiful?

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    • fotoeins

      Hi, John: beautiful is an understatement, and as you well know, alpine locations have two equally photogenic representations in winter and summer. As an introduction, I felt I needed to spend even more time exploring and hiking this area, especially getting up to those pointy peaks at the very southern end of the Stubai valley (which I didn’t get to do). Stubai is known to Innsbruckers (obviously) and to many Austrians, but not as well known outside of the country which in some respects is fine by me. 😎 Thanks again for your comment, and for stopping by!

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    • fotoeins

      Hi, Sue. It may not surprise you to know most of my Austria time has been in Tyrol and Vienna. But little prelim looks have me interested in visiting other parts of the country. What are the favourite and/or memorable parts of Austria you’ve seen and experienced?

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    • Sue

      Oh, goodness, it’s all so long ago….Steiermark and Graz, perhaps, Hochosterwitz, and more recently the Neusiedlersee, oh and the Wachau…..

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    • fotoeins

      I thought about a day trip to Wachau from Vienna, but there was much too much to see (and still, much for me to seek) in Vienna. I appreciate the suggestions; thanks!

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