When I fill up my drinking bottles at the cemetery in the morning, an old woman speaks to me, of course in Slovenian. Unfortunately I don’t understand her, but she doesn’t understand me either, neither German nor English. Thereupon she simply presses my arm with a friendly smile, greets and walks away. Sometimes it’s the . . .
Different from what I thought yesterday, the high mountains, above all the Boč with its striking pyramid shape and the unmissable transmission mast on its summit not to the right but to the left of me. That means I have to go through somewhere. But fortunately the landscape widens the closer I get to the . . .
Why did I want to go to Mureck yesterday? There is another ship mill here. Or better said: again. It was built in 1997, true to the original and functional. It is therefore advertised as “the only floating and functioning mill in Central Europe in traditional construction”. What is so special about it? Ship mills . . .
After a foggy morning, cornfields accompany me to the river Raab, where I first follow the Raab valley cycle path. But of course I have to get out of the Raab valley again, because I want to go further south. And that means: to the heights. But my legs still hurt from the last days. . . .
After breakfast I walk again to the spa area. But this is actually the wrong expression. Hundertwasser has created an entire area here in which people live at least architecturally in harmony with nature. In addition to the thermal spa, there are hotels, conference rooms and apartments. There are also some “eye slit houses” on . . .
Why do you think the Wechsel (english: change) is called the Wechsel? Maybe because I’m changing from Lower Austria to Styria? Or because I have to change from about 400 to 980 meters? As a racing cyclist you’ll probably just get an appetite for breakfast. My goal for the day, on the other hand, is . . .
Warmshowers is a great invention! You get to know nice people, can of course talk about cycling and are confronted with other ideas and hobbies. So this time Lili and Konrad. Again a warm welcome from people you don’t know at all, full board and the best coffee of the tour – Konrad is a . . .
I was driving a few kilometres when I remembered we didn’t take a picture. I felt so comfortable with you, Leni and Bernhard, that I would have liked to preserve the memory. But your hospitality will remain so unforgettable! It’s not particularly warm this morning, but after another heavy thunderstorm last night and I’m glad . . .
I drive back shortly in the morning to take another photo of the outside of Lednice Castle – that was simply sunk yesterday in the rain. Moravia is certainly worth a visit! All in all, this area was the highlight of this trip so far: the Moravian Karst, the castles of the Liechtenstein family, the . . .
It rained at night. Still in the morning. I’m in no hurry to get up, not even breakfast and packing. Luckily I rented a “hut” here, actually more of a boarded room with a tent roof made of truck tarpaulin and a mattress. But the “additional costs” of about € 1.60 were worth it: I . . .