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Riezlern Post, Riezlern, Kleinwalsertal, Vorarlberg, Austria, Österreich, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday in Kleinwalsertal: Riezlern

Austria’s Kleinwalsertal (Little Walser Valley) is a picturesque mountain valley southeast from Oberstdorf. This piece of Austria’s Vorarlberg is cut off from the rest of the federal state and country; so, the only way in by car or bus is through the town of Oberstdorf in southern Germany.

Riezlern is the gateway town into the Kleinwalsertal with an abundant number of summer hiking and winter skiing activities, with access not only to Kanzelwand (and across the border to Fellhorn), but also over a dozen lifts in the valley. In the image above, passengers wait under cover at bus stop “Riezlern Post” with the mountains behind defining the frontier between Austria and Germany.

I made the photo above on 9 March 2017 with a Canon 6D mark 1 and the following settings: focal length. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-gmA.

Walserhaus, Hirschegg, Kleinwalsertal, Vorarlberg, Austria, Österreich, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday in Kleinwalsertal: Hirschegg

Austria’s Kleinwalsertal (Little Walser Valley) is a picturesque mountain valley southeast from Oberstdorf. This piece of Austria’s Vorarlberg is cut off from the rest of the federal state and country; so, the only way in by car or bus is through the town of Oberstdorf in southern Germany.

In the town of Hirschegg, the modern glass and steel building for the Walserhaus is home to the region’s information centre for Kleinwalsertal Tourism, a community library, the “Bergschau” exhibition about the local geography and geology, and a historical collection of skiing paraphernalia.

I made the photo above on 9 March 2017 with a Canon 6D mark 1 and the following settings: 1/250-sec, f/16, ISO1000, and 47mm focal length. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-gmq.

My Mittenwald: mountains, masks, music, Mahlzeit!

Above/featured: From the regional train: facing southwest over Schöttlkarstrasse and the eastern end of the Wettersteinwand at right.

The German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe in 1786 described the alpine town of Mittenwald as “lebendes Bilderbuch” or “a living picture-book”. Images and descriptions in print and provided by visitors became draw and lure. Funny thing is I’d set foot and stayed in nearby Garmisch-Partenkirchen, and hadn’t taken the easy 20-minute train hop to Mittenwald.

I took care of that with two visits within a 15-month interval.

Wandering through Mittenwald is a delight because of the abundant fresh mountain air, picturesque surroundings, and the easy compact nature of the town. It’s a very familiar refrain for alpine towns in this part of the world.

Mid-winter is special with the combination of seeing mountains freshly frosted with snow, people of all ages wearing masks and costumes during carnival season, houses painted in colourful “Lüftlmalerei”, and the town’s special place in music history. When clouds break in spring and summer, it seems like an endless vista of blue skies and lakes along with green meadows and mountains to accompany your time outside on walks and hikes in the area.


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End L201, Baad, Kleinwalsertal, Vorarlberg, Österreich, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday in Kleinwalsertal: Baad

Austria’s Kleinwalsertal (Little Walser Valley) is a picturesque mountain valley southeast from Oberstdorf. This piece of Austria’s Vorarlberg is cut off from the rest of the federal state and country; so, the only way in by car or bus is through the town of Oberstdorf in southern Germany.

At the foot of Wannenberg mountain, the hamlet of Baad anchors the end of the Kleinwalsertal and marks the end of the Kleinwalserstrasse road (Landestrasse 201). Alpine rainshowers aren’t as fun as snowshowers, and I wisely step inside the nearby cafe for warmth and a late-morning snack.

I made the photos on 9 March 2017 with a Canon 6D mark 1. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-gmb.

Cafe Baad-Grund, Baad, Kleinwalsertal, Vorarlberg, Österreich, fotoeins.com

Cold and wet outside? Hot Milchkaffee and warm Apfelstrudel inside Café Baad-Grund.

Mittelberg, Kleinwalsertal, Vorarlberg, Austria, Oesterreich, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday in Kleinwalsertal: Mittelberg

Austria’s Kleinwalsertal (Little Walser Valley) is a picturesque mountain valley southeast from Oberstdorf. This piece of Austria’s Vorarlberg is cut off from the rest of the federal state and country; so, the only way in by car or bus is through the town of Oberstdorf in southern Germany.

At the local bus stop “Mittelberg Ort” in front of the Hotel Alte Krone, this morning view at the back of the hotel faces south-southeast into the fog, mist, and rain; all of which hints at the transition from winter to spring. From a “geo” standpoint, you’re looking at the Breitach valley with Zwölferkopf at left and Barenkopf at right.

I made the photo above on 9 March 2017 with a Canon 6D mark 1 and the following settings: 1/250-sec, f/16, ISO1000, and 24mm focal length. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-gm1.

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