Dorf 50, Familie Unterlechner, Ellmau, A-6352, Austria
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watch the wildlife
This is an interesting insect I was lucky to be able to take a series of Photos of, because it was sitting at the outside of a giant window in the restaurant of the mountain above Ellmau. I was able to place my camera directely on the glass from the inside and it was a nice surprise that the lens got sharp already in this tiny distance of just 1 or maybe 2cm.
The little Shrines encountered along the way
During our many walks in the countryside we passed by many different Religious Shrines. These shrines always looked well cared for most had fresh flowers placed on or very near to them, some contained candles too. The ones we saw were all dedicated to Jesus and the Virgin Mary, this came as no surprise to me - Austria is a predominantly Roman Catholic country. Most of the shrines we saw were in quiet isolated places, some were near Churches and some also placed in household gardens. They were placed in such locaions to encourage the faithful to prayer during their working day. In earlier times farmers and travellers would stop for a few moments of quiet contemplation. I always stopped to admire the shrines and feel some of the faith which they so simply conveyed to me.
Hartkaiser Hike II
Another route leading down from the Hartkaiser to Ellmau is on path number 2 to Rahnhartalm. Lovely varied scenery is seen on route. To prolong this enjoyable hike we did a detour across on path 26a which crosses the river, rather than follow the river straight down back to Ellmau, and eventually brings you just above the Maria chapel with its wonderful views of Ellmau. Certainly beats walking up the steep path to the chapel!
Inside the Chapel
The chapel is not always open but fortunately is was for us the day we passed this way on a hike down from the Hartkaiser top station - is worth it for the views. So we just peeped inside to see the simple wooden pews and the baroque altar.
Wooden balconied houses and hotels along with the church and a colourful fountain make up the village centre. its handy to know that the water from such fountains is perfectly safe to drink - there's no need to buy bottled or mineral water here.
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We've found that other people looking for this hotel also know it by these names:
- Sporthotel Hotel Ellmau
- Sporthotel Ellmau Hotel Ellmau
Address: Dorf 50, Familie Unterlechner, Ellmau, A-6352, Austria