gerling austriaGerling, Austria isn’t the usual destination for holiday travellers. It is located near Saltzberg which is much more popular. However, Gerling has fantastic places to stay and things to do nearby. Cheap Flights to Australia can be sought quite often when booked in advance, however peak times will incur higher charges.

The Amber Residenz Bavaria provides 171 guestrooms many of which open onto private balconies. All the units have refrigerators, in-room safes, desks, bathrooms with shower/tub combinations and handheld showerheads. The windows open so guests can enjoy the clean, crisp mountain air from this hotel on the cliffs. From this fantastic hotel, holiday visitors enjoy many short excursions to a multitude of attractions. Some have often compared the attractions to that of Hobart, Australia.

Krimmel’s impressive waterfalls are visible from the Gerlos Alpine road. There are several steps down the falls which combine to a total distance of a 380 meters fall. They are the fifth highest waterfalls in the world and the highest in Europe. An enjoyable hiking path travels along the waterfalls winding to the top. It provides amazing views of the falls from several vantage points. The sun forms rainbows in the mist from the rushing waters. It does take some endurance and time to reach the top of the waterfall at 430 meters.

The Hintertuxer Gletscher (Hintertux Glacier) is the home of one of Europe’s biggest year-round skiing destinations. High-tech lifts can carry 3,000 skiers an hour from the bottom five villages to the top where even summer skiing is availablee. For non-skiers there are more than 250 kilometres of hiking trails and other activities such as paragliding, canyon climbing, flying fox, and caving. At Hintertuxer those who love romantic, wild mountains, powder skiing, and views of endless peaks find them all.

KletterGarten is a fantastic climbing area with “rock” cliffs, hanging rope bridges and holding lines. For a few euros each member of the family experiences climbing every way imaginable. One Sunday a month a “Night in the Trees” provides a climb in the wild forest, meals cooked over a campfire, supervised sleeping on platforms in the treetops and open air, and a breakfast at a woodland inn.

Schloss Goldegg is a great medieval castle with a marvelous restaurant on site. Throughout the year various cultural events take place there which are well worth attending. One of these is the Goldegger Blues & Folk Days. This is a two-day benefit open-air concert highlighting four or five bands each night impressing with folk music and blues. When scheduling a holiday in Gerling, check the Schloss’ for its current events.

Not only does Gerling have fantastic tourist attraction, but the local enjoys a busy little metropolis of business, banking, life insurance, shopping and more.

Note: Storm pictures kindly reproduced from Australia/Maximn magazine

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