Day 17 /// Austria
October 14, 2020
Best Weather of the Trip, Best Driving Day of the Trip, and Best Views of the Trip: Austria
Waking up high in the Alps, we spoke more with our hotelier, who introduced us to Jacob Forstnig, head of the tourist board of the resort town, which was the birthplace of Olympic alpine skier Franz Klammer, which made a lot of sense. After debating and ultimately deciding against a mountain hike, we instead proceeded by cable car up some of the mountains to the Alpine Pass, viewing breathtaking vistas, including changing leaves, without the usual crowds. Mark determined to return to Bad Kleinkirchheim sometime soon in his camper van. We did, however, observe some of the lowest levels of mask wearing we had seen across Europe.
Returning to the Minis, we headed down the gorgeous, winding Alpine Road through stunning scenery to ultimately reach our hotel in Linz. Austria.
THE TEAM MET WITH:
Jacob Forstnig, Bad Kleinkirchheim tourist board; Guenter Raunig, hotel proprietor