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    Benches along the way up the mountain

    by victorwkf Updated Aug 25, 2007

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    A bench for relaxation at Schmittenhohe, Austria
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    Schmittenhohe is a very friendly mountain to do hiking because of the well paved paths, good maps and signages and perhaps the most important are the benches situated nicely along the way. Some of these benches provide very good views e.g. Zell am See and Zeller See lake, views of the other side of the mountain.

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    Airport, planes and gliders

    by victorwkf Updated Aug 24, 2007

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    The airport as seen from Schmittenhohe
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    There is a small airport somewhere in between Zell am See and Kaprun towns. You will be able to see this airport during hiking when you are walking along the path next to the Areitbahn cablecar. There are small planes and gliders frequently taking off and landing at the airport, and you can see these planes and gliders flying near to the mountain.

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    Views of the Austrian Alps

    by victorwkf Updated Aug 24, 2007

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    The Austrian Alps as seen from Schmittenhohe
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    When you are walking along the Areitbahn cablecar route from the Areitalm restaurant down the slope, you may be able to see the beautiful scenery of the Austrian Alps of the Hohe Tauern National Park on a clear day, including Grossglockner, the highest mountain in Austria.

    More information of Grossglockner and the Hohe Tauern National Park are at my VT Grossglockner and Krimml pages.

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    Ponds on the mountain

    by victorwkf Updated Aug 24, 2007

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    A pond at Schmittenhohe, Austria
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    If you are hiking in Schmittenhohe, you will discover that there are two ponds on the mountain. One is near to the Glocknerhaus restaurant (see photos) while the other is further up the trail near to the Breiteckalm restaurant. There is a comfortable see-saw at the first lake, as well as some benches for you to sit down and relax.

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    Zell am See (town) and Zeller See (lake)

    by victorwkf Updated Aug 24, 2007

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    Zell am See town and Zeller See (lake), Austria

    Zell am See is a cosy and relaxing town located at the foot of Schmittenhohe mountain, next to a beautiful lake called Zeller See. This town will be very crowded with tourists during winter, and the accomodation, food etc will be more expensive during that time. During summer, there are less crowds and it is ideal to visit to experience the charm of this town.

    My wife and I really enjoyed our stay at Zell am See, more information and photographs are at my VT Zell am See page. I also have some photos of this town at the travelogue section of this VT page.

    I also need to mention it is very easy to get to Zell am See by train, as there is a train station in the town and there are many daily trains (runned by the Austrian railway company OBB) from Vienna, Salzburg, Innsbruck and other major cities in Austria

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    Summer and winter

    by victorwkf Updated Aug 24, 2007

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    SUmmer at Schmittenhohe, Austria
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    Schmittenhohe is one of the most famous skiing destination in Austria during winter, and the town of Zell am See at the foot of this mountain will be full of tourists during winter. In summer, the mountain is not so crowded and this is an ideal time for people to come here to do some hiking. There are many hiking trails here and they are clearly marked, well paved with good signages and restaurants along the way. The slope is also not too tough even for amateur hikers.

    More information about the hiking trails are at the transportation section of this VT page, and more information and photographs of Zell am See are at my VT Zell am See page.

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    Fantastic Views (Part 2)

    by victorwkf Updated Aug 24, 2007

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    View of Kaprun town from Schmittenhohe, Austria
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    Here are some more photos of the views of the surrounding mountains, farmland, town of Kaprun etc as seen during our hike at Schmittenhohe. More photographs are at the travelogue section of this VT page.

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    Fantastic Views (Part 1)

    by victorwkf Updated Aug 24, 2007

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    Great view during hiking in Schmittenhohe, Austria
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    One of the best thing about going up Schmittenhohe mountain is the stunning scenery when you are up there. From here, you can look down and see the beautiful Zeller See (lake) and the town of Zell Am See (go to my VT Zell am See page). If you look further, you can see the other mountains of the Austrian Alps further away).

    On the side of this mountain along the route next to the Areitbahn cablecar, you can see beautiful farmland, the town of Kaprun and the snow-capped mountains of the Hohe Tauern National Park, including the Grossglockner (highest mountain in Austria) and Kitzsteinhorn on a clear day. Go to part 2 of this tip.

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