Kitzbühel, Austria

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Date: Sep 2000

Please note, this holiday was over 10 years ago, so things may have changed.

This was our very first foreign holiday together, and also our Honeymoon. This started the travel-bug that we have today, and made us appreciate the rest of the world. This holiday was booked though Crystals’ Lakes And Mountains.

We stayed at the wonderful Alpen Hotel. This hotel sits right on the edge of the Schwarzsee lake, and offers amazing views of both the lake and the mountains behind. The hotel is about 2km outside the town of Kitzbuhel, but it’s a lovely walk if you don’t get the hotel transport. The breakfast was a typical European breakfast, full of meats and cheeses. Tasting very good and nicely presented. They also offered us packed lunches for a small fee so that we could picnic and enjoy ourselves.

Since this was our first holiday, we had some pre-arranged excursions as well as our own adventures. These included the following…

  • Hahnenkamm Mountain : This 1712m (5617ft)  mountain has wonderful views of the surrounding area and is a really great place to get some amazing photos.
  • Krimml Waterfalls (Link) : With an impressive drop of 380m the Krimml Waterfalls are the 5th highest waterfalls in the world. Walking up the trail you can hear the roar of the water.
  • King Ludwig’s Castle (Herrenchiemsee) (Link) : The Herreninsel in the Chiemsee has an area of around 240 hectares and has numerous sights with the Royal Palace, the park and waterworks, the museum and the two galleries in the Augustinian Monastery.

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