On a beautiful spring morning, I set out from Innsbruck in a search for physicist Erwin Schrödinger. What Isaac Newton is to classical physics; Erwin Schrödinger is to quantum physics. In a modest church cemetery in the centre of Alpbach lie the graves for Erwin and Annemarie Schrödinger.
At an elevation of 974 metres (3196 feet), Alpbach is situated along the Alpbach river and nestled among the surrounding Kitzbühel Alps (Kitzbüheler Alpen). Many of the town’s buildings have traditional architecture with wood moulded and ornamented balconies. With population about 2600, key activities consist of summer hiking and winter skiing via a number of cable cars to the surrounding mountains including Wiedersberger Horn. Known also as “the town of thinkers” (Das Dorf der Denker), the 21st-century glass-and-wood construction of the Congress Centre was designed for the purpose of fostering and strengthening intra-European communication and cooperation. In the aftermath of the Second World War, Alpbach has hosted since 1945 the European Forum Alpbach, held annually in August with more than 5-thousand people in attendance.
This for me is classic Tirolean alpine idyll. Next time, I’d like to come back and stay awhile.
I used my 11-day Eurail two-country rail pass to travel by Austrian rail (ÖBB) between Innsbruck and Brixlegg, before hopping on local bus 4074 (VVT) between Brixlegg and Alpbach town. I paid the modest bus fares (3.60 Euro each way), as local bus service was not included in the rail pass.
I made all photos above on 14 May 2018 with a Canon EOS 6D mark 1 (6D1) and a Fujifilm X70 fixed-lens prime (X70). Alle Fotoaufnahmen sind von Wasserzeichen versehen worden. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-cc0.