Whatever the weather, you can always swim in Spital am Pyhrn. The indoor pool of Panorama Hallenbad is open throughout the whole year. The Panorma Hallenbad has one 30 metre pool. The water temperature varies between 27 and 31 degrees. Besides having qulity time with your kids, it's always important to teach your children to swim! And if you're...more
And you know what ... swimming with the kids isn't just great fun, but swimming also works your whole body, improving cardiovascular conditioning, muscle strength, endurance, posture, and flexibility all at the same time. Your cardiovascular system in particular benefits because swimming improves your body’s use of oxygen without overworking your...more
Those who enjoy the wet side of life can have fun in the Panorama Hallenbad. Spital am Pyhrn's indoor heated leisure pools with its waterslide. To ensure that the toddlers are not forgotten, they have their part in the pool. So the Panoroma Hallenbad in Spital am Pyhrn is well worth a visit in the summer season but also at other times of the year....more
Whenever I undertake a journey to a particular country I always want to know all about the surroundings, it’s history, it’s culture, which cities to visit, which hikes to undertake, et cetera. In advance to the journey I do browse over the internet to get certain information and read travel books just to make sure I won’t miss out on anything.
Once I am travelling I like to talk to the local people about their own country, their own region and those conversations will retrieve lots of extra information about some beautiful spots to visit, the ultimate restaurant or sometimes a particular area to avoid.
Ever since I have had myr own personal travel site and this one at Virtual Tourist I like not only to undertake the journey, but also write about it for everyone to enjoy. Just to make sure I won’t forget the details of the journey I write is all down in a diary. I have given the dairy the name “Diary of a madman” and it contains all the information I have gathered. I like to make the diary more beautiful to glue in some pictures out of folders and also the entrance tickets to museums, National Parks, bus tickets, et cetera.
This way I am able to tell all our friends about my travels. For Virtual Tourist I can reproduce all the information for (hopefully) solid tips with lots of good details that will help you in your travels. Besides that it’s always fun to read about a journey I took for example 7 or 8 years ago and read about what I exactly did and how I experienced it. I also have managed to keep in touch with the local people I talked to and do nourish these contacts. Especially at the travelogue section of each location you can see some pages out of the Diary of a madman. Yes, I know, it's written in Dutch, but you'll have an impression on how it looks. And maybe you can tell us how you remember all the information for your tips. Enjoy!
Dress Code: Just whatever you want :)
Are you nervous about taking your baby or child on a plane trip? You aren't alone, most parents are nervous about it. We have moved with the kids to Alkmaar by car this holiday and drove some distances by car on when we were there and we learned a few things that hopefully will help you.
Bring books, old favourite toys and new surprise toys. Do remember that balls are not a good idea as they can end up anywhere! Our best buys were definitely books, especially sticker books are great! They can peel the stickers off, are glossy, have thick pages to turn easy, have bright colours and come in endless subjects. They're a nice break from the other books your child might be tired of, too. Put aside fears of setting poor eating habits, and bring on the snacks! We told Iris: “Welcome to the world of boredom eating."
Toy bars meant for stroller use are a big help in the car, as they often feature toys plus a snack cup, and are big and easy for you to grab from the front seat for refills. During the car trip it’s always a good idea to play a game and sing some songs. It sounds rather easy, but it does work!
We only have one last statement! Just do it! Don’t be afraid that it might go wrong. We have learned this, because we have been travelling with Iris from the beginning. She was only 6 weeks young when we had our first short vacation and stayed in a hotel. Iris has been used to it rather fast and (maybe because of it) has always been an easy kid to get along with.
This really makes me happy of being in Hinterstoder - > Eating Kaiserschmarrn! It trully is one of the best known Austrian desserts, very popular with the Ensink family. “Kaiser” is literally translatable as Emperor and “Schmarrn” meaning something like a mishmash, a mess, crumbs, a trifle, a nonsense or a fluff.Kaiserschmarrn is a light,...more
I guess we all agree on this on; there is nothing more exciting than going travelling - exploring another country, experiencing a different culture, travelling around in new ways, sampling the local cuisine and chatting to the local people for a different perspective on life.However during our travels we learned that there is one certain thing that...more
Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, the catchy title of the 1992 bestseller by John Gray, succinctly expresses an ancient dilemma. What--if anything--do men's and women's brains do differently?
The general statement that men and women respond and behave differently under the same circumstances is true; For example, from the crib, male babies tend to be more aggressive and females more passive. As adults, in spatial operations, men have the edge in such skills as negotiating a maze, reading a map, and quickly discriminating between right and left. Men also perform better than women when asked to visualize an object and imagine rotating it. On the other hand, women tend to perform better than men when asked to look at objects of different shapes, sizes, and colors, and then to group them in some order.
This still doesn't explian why Relinde turns the map all around when I'm asking for the road to travel, while I like the map at one point so I can better visualize our position. Help!
Luggage and bags:
* Map and guidebook.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: * Hiking boots;
* Shorts with many pockets;
* Fleece type jacket.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: * Lip balm;
Photo Equipment: * Camera and lots of films!
* Extra batteries;
* Lens 210 mm.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: None ... :-)
The lake is set in a mountain valley where the heavily forested dark green mountains seem to shoot straight up from the water's edge, one of the best Alpine settings I guess. It also offers a wide variety of athletic facilities, walking and hiking are popular pastimes around lake Gleinkersee. In addition to the circular walking path around the lake...more
The Gleinkersee is 0.13 km2 (600 meters long and 400 meters wide) and up to 24.5 meters deep, with an exeption at the western part of the lake where it steeply drops to over 120 meters of depth! The water mostly comes from underground sources, but in the rear there are some small inflows visible. The weak flow of fresh water and the sheltered...more
About two thirds of Austria is dominated by the Alps and during the last ice-age, mighty glaciers covered essentially all of what Austria is today. When they melted away to some very few areas in high altitudes, the glaciers left a landscape under their weight, like smooth hills, rubble and many lakes. Today, there is a total of more than 300 lakes...more
The hike is not that long if you start at the Phyrnpass,means you start already from 900m above sea level.Another trail would be from Ardning via Ardningalm.I walked up at the Phyrnpass.The beauty is the stunning views above the Ennstal valley and to Windischgarsten and surroundings in Upper Austria.Bosruck mountain is on the border between Styria...more
Let’s make no secret of it. I do like a nice cold glass of beer. Being abroad is always a challenge to find a beer I like, which reflects my particular taste of having a beer. In Austria it was sometimes rather difficult. I found out that there are quite some local beers, only known in that particular area. But anyway, we did like the Gösser Märzen.
Göss’s brewing history goes back 1,000 years: Beer has been brewed in the Styrian convent Göss since 1020. Back then beer brewing was reserved for women – this may perhaps be one reason why it has such appeal to the stronger sex ...? Today the Göss brewery is one of the most modern in Austria. I liked this Gösser Märzen, because its is a light coloured Lager beer and has a mild aroma of malt and a refreshingly dry flavour derived from the balanced addition of the hops.