“The Hills are alive …” -The Sound of Music
It’s no secret that I love to travel. My favorite places to venture to are always into mountains or to a beach, anywhere.
Living in Prague has many advantages for its central location in Europe. My family and I have definitely taken roadtrips, and one of our favorites is to the Austrian Alps, to a region east of Salzburg called Salzgammergut. Most Americans know the region as the Sound of Music region. Yes, it is even more beautiful than in the movie!
Years ago, we found a village called St. Gilgen that has drawn us back time and time again over the 3 1/2 years we’ve lived here. I’ve written posts for AOL Travel and many posts here. But in all the times we’ve traveled to St. Gilgen, we’ve never gone in the autumn, and we’d never hiked the main peak, the Zwölferhorn.
This time, we did. Instead of a ten minute cable car ride, we did the 3 hour
hike climb. And it was amazing. So, without further ado, I want to show you the best of the photos I took last weekend.
Autumn Views from the Austrian Alps: a Photojournal
For you: Where are your favorite places to travel into mountains? What do you like to do when you’re there?