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Danube, Donau, Christian Stemper, Wien Tourismus

My Vienna: 30 days of spring from the 6

Danube morning: photo by Christian Stemper, courtesy of Wien Tourismus (no.50401).

With this entry’s appearance, I’m on the other side of the world, 8500 kilometres away.

I dashed in and out of Vienna a handful of times between 2001 and 2003 when I lived in Heidelberg; but I have no visual records of that period in time. I’ve returned to Austria’s capital city for the first time since 2018. I wondered then how a stay in the Mariahilf, the city’s 6th district, would go.

That time is now, because I’m spending a month in the 6.

To minimize weight, I’m experimenting:
•   32-L backpack as the 1 and only piece of (carry-on) luggage, and
•   “no bricks no heavy glass”, but a compact mirrorless Fuji X70 camera.

The apartment location and neighbourhood are ideal. I’m within easy reach of the city’s U-Bahn, surrounded by the U3, U4, and U6 metro lines. I’ve already located a drugstore and several grocery stores, all inside a trivial 0.5 km (0.3 mi) walk. I’ve also been told I’ll have many Viennese coffees and several meals in the area.

There’s a lot to pursue, see, and do; and there’s no time to waste.

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Hafelekar, Nordkette, Nordkette cable car, Nordkettenbahn, Hungerburg funicular, Hungerburgbahn, Innsbruck, Tirol, Tyrol, Oesterreich, Austria, fotoeins.com

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.

Gasthof Pension Jägerwirt, Scheffau, Wilder Kaiser, Tirol, Tyrol, Austria, Österreich, fotoeins.com

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.

My Salzburg: city views from above on Mönchsberg

In Salzburg, I’m motivated by a search for Mozart and for signs of modernity. I’ve already examined part of the city through its art: what more can Salzburg offer?

Excellent views of the city and surroundings.

The Mönchberg hill on which the Hohensalzburg fortress sits provides many viewpoints over the city. You can walk along the entire length of Mönchberg for varying perspectives, or you can approach a number of the viewpoints separately.

I ascended and traversed the hill on foot from southeast to northeast, beginning from Kapitelplatz to the viewpoints just north of the Museum der Moderne. I returned to the Old Town below with the MönchsbergAufzug elevator which is a part of Salzburg’s public transport.


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Leithen bei Seefeld, Leithen, Tyrol, Tirol, S-Bahn Tirol, Tyrol S-Bahn, Austria, Österreich, fotoeins.com

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.

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