Hungerburg- Seegrube - Hafelekar

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My plane and the beautiful Alps
Okay, so there I was in Innsbruck. My sister picked me up with the Toyota and we drove to her apartment in St. Nikolaus (a neighbourhood in Innsbruck). Because my sister, Elise, had to work again, she had to leave immediately to the laboratory where she works. I dropped my bags and snowboard, packed my backpack and began to climb the mountain where my sisters apartment was nearby. I was already half past 1 so I couldn’t go for a large trip. Besides, I had sit in the car for 4 hours and I wanted to do something active (I don’t study Sports & Health for nothing ;-) ). So I decided to make a nice walk up.

After a quite steep climb a arrived at an crossroad where a sign said: ‘Geologen Steig – Steiler Weg’, which means ‘Geology road – steep way’.
The 'Geology - road'
Well that’s nice, I thougt. And it was. After a few minutes it became me clear why it was called the Geology road. As you can see in the pictures there were caves and rocks where you could walk under. Very nice.

After an hour I arrived at ‘Hungerburg’. This is a part of Innsbruck which lies high. There a several houses and a very modern ‘rail’ station. Since a few years, Innsbruck has renewed the little ‘train route’ to the top of the mountain ‘Hafelekar’. The old one is still there, but apparently it was too old. The new train is a hypermodern one. The little cabins in the train hang in a flexible frame, so no matter how lopsided the mountain is, the cabins will hang perfect straight, so you can stand easily. At the hungerburg the modern train stops and you can change to a teleferic which brings you to ‘Seegrube’.
When you're 1, 50m you could walk under it ;)
The snow still laying here at 1966m above sea level. From the Seegrube I took another teleferic to the ‘Hafelekar’. When I got out, it was cold!!! Haha! I climbed to the top nearby and enjoyed the view of Innsbruck and the mountain on the other side. The Hafelekar is 2300 meter above sea level.

I took the same way down, because the walking path wasn’t opened yet because of the snow. In the summer you can take a walk of 2 hours from the Hungerburg to the Seegrube.

4 hours later than that I started, I was down again in Innsbruck and walked to the little bridge over the river ‘Inn’ (the Innsbruck ;-) ). I took some pictures and figured out that the Netherlands is too flat. We only have deep, slow, broad rivers. Not the nice, little, fast rivers like in the mountains (sigh)…

I walked to my sisters place and found out that she was free and already cooking a meal. Wow, that’s homecoming! Hmmm!!! We talked a little bit and after that we were going to sleep. The first time a slept before 0:00 in years!!! I had to rest, because the next day I wanted to stand up early for a new adventure.

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Beautiful Austria
In the plane I took some really nice pictures and videos. I’ll try to make a video-compilation of my short, but busy holiday. In cologne the weather was not good and not bad. But there were many clouds. So in the beginning I didn’t see a lot, but after a few minutes the clouds were gone and I got a clear view the whole trip to Innsbruck. 50 minutes later I arrived in Innsbruckwere it was 8 degrees hotter than in Cologne.
It was really cool to see my beloved Alps again! Normally I drive through them, this time I was above them! Right before Innsbruck it was like I could touch the mountains! Wow, what a view! I got out of the plane and began the walk in the sun to the airport-corridor.
I got my bag and snowboard and walked outside where my sister, Elise, was waiting for me. I was glad to see her!

My plane and the beautiful Alps
My plane and the beautiful Alps
The Geology - road
The 'Geology - road'
When youre 1, 50m you could walk …
When you're 1, 50m you could walk…
Beautiful Austria
Beautiful Austria
The start of my 4 hour walk
The start of my 4 hour walk
The cave
The cave
The teleferic to the Seegrube
The teleferic to the 'Seegrube'
Cloudy and wet Germany
Cloudy and wet Germany
The Alps! :)
The Alps! :)
The Alps were screaming: Touch me…
The Alps were screaming: 'Touch m…
The small, but cousy airport of In…
The small, but cousy airport of I…
Innsbruck
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