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Fotoeins Friday in Austrian Tyrol: over the state capital

Innsbruck’s north perimeter is bounded by the rock wall that is the Northern Chain mountains or Nordkette. Fortunately, a combination of funicular and cable car is easily accessible in the city to all who wish to reach the Hafelekar summit on the Nordkette. At an elevation of about 2300 metres (7546 feet) above sea level, there’s a sweeping south view over Innsbruck city, Inn river valley, Bergiselschanze (Bergisel ski jump), Europabrücke (Europe bridge), and the mountains beyond.

I made the photo above on 10 May 2018 with a Canon EOS6D mark1 with the following settings: 1/800-sec, f/16, ISO500, and 24mm focal length. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-leL.

Fotoeins Friday in Austrian Tyrol: Jägerwirt in Wilder Kaiser

Located about 1 km north of the town of Scheffau, the Jägerwirt vacation guesthouse and accompanying restaurant sit at the western foot of the Wilder Kaiser mountain range. The image shows a north-facing view of the lodge framed by a big stone vertical wall with peaks Kopfkraxen (2180 m), Sonneck (2260 m), Treffauer (2306 m), and Tuxeck (2226 m). The motto here is “Genuss mit Weitblick” (enjoyment with vision), and the soothing view from altitude goes well with cold beer and a massive Schnitzel to end a good visit and day-trip to the Wilder Kaiser region.

I made the photo above on 13 May 2018 with a Fujifilm X70 fixed-lens prime with the following settings: 1/500-sec, f/16, ISO1000, and 18.5mm (28mm) focal length. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-leA.

Fotoeins Friday in Austrian Tyrol: Leithen bei Seefeld

On the S-Bahn Tirol train between Scharnitz and Innsbruck, this southwest view across the Inntal (Inn river valley) reaches sight of the Northern Sellrain Mountains (Nördliche Sellrainer Berge) in the Stubai Alps (Stubaier Alpen). The “Mittenwaldbahn” railway track runs approximately parallel to Austria highway B-17 (E533). Approximate coordinates for the image are 47.28930° N 11.22701° E.

I made the photo above on 12 May 2018 with a Canon EOS6D mark1 with the following settings: 1/500-sec, f/11, ISO1000, and 32mm focal length. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-kUe.

Fotoeins Friday in Austrian Tyrol: Hall in Tirol

Hall in Tirol gained wealth and notoriety through the salt trade, shipping on the Inn river, and “making coin” (minting currency).

Dating to the 15th century, Burg Hasegg is a castle which also became the host site for minting beginning in 1566 with the installation of the Mint. Visible from the Hasegg tower are: Grosser Bettelwurf, Hohe Fürleg (both in the Gleirsch-Halltal Chain), and Hochnissl (Hinterautal-Vomper Chain). The St. Nicholas parish church was first established c. 1281 AD/CE with subsequent expansion and reconstruction over the centuries. The Jesuit church represented the only late-Renaissance church in Tirol and, later, the first Baroque church in north Tirol.

Located 8 km east from Innsbruck, Hall in Tirol is an easy 10-minutes with a regional train (ÖBB) or a cheaper 25-minutes with the city bus (VVT/IVB).

I made the photo above on 11 May 2018 with a Canon EOS6D mark1 with the following settings: 1/400-sec, f/18, ISO800, and 24mm focal length. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-kU6.

My Tirol: Stubai alpine valley


(Spring 2018.)

After the morning to and from Scharnitz, I returned to Innsbruck, and immediately headed south into the Stubai valley for the afternoon and early-evening. I had enough time to make a short walk in each of the towns Neustift and Fulpmes, but truth told, I would’ve preferred a minimum of one full day to appreciate more fully the spring-summer rhythms in the river valley and ascend the cable cars up both Kreuzjoch and Elfer, plus another day to the very end of the Stubai valley to Mutterbergalm, and up Schaufelspitze for views of the Stubaier Gletscher (Stubai Glacier) at “the top of Tirol.”

The present description is a part of my 1-day trips within Tirol, including:

•   Alpbach valley.
•   Brenner Pass.
•   Scharnitz & Porta Claudia.
•   Wilder Kaiser.


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