Rest and Relax day for us. We set out for our hiking at Untertal, a beautiful alpine path behind our ski resort in Schladming, Austria (Osterreich) that leads to the highest waterfall in the region.
Really like this stream that passes through the alps. The water is so clear.
Awesome views in the fascinating alpine setting! The awe-inspiring alps framed us into beautiful pictures. The sceneries along the way to Untertal were beautifully beyond words that touched our hearts.
Nice little houses nestled in the Austrian alps, within the sight of snow-capped mountain range and a soft flowing stream, what more can one ask?
Might as well get ourselves featured in the “postcard”!
We were surrounded by snow-capped mountains, yet on a sunny day in the alps!
When fairytale comes alive… you become one of the characters in the story.
It was quite a long walk, about two hours before we reached Untertal. There was a sign board that showed it would take another 7km to the waterfall area. Goodness! We were unaware of that at the start of the hike. Think it would take us at another three hours to walk up to the waterfall. And we had nature calling already; not going to settle the call in the wild alpine path! We turned back.
Sighting of a small waterfall before Untertal. A little bonus here.
Ponies returning to the shade after sunbathing in the grassland.
We were stunned for a while on the narrow path when a herd of sheep were approaching us; but we managed to cross their path without much hindrance.
The mesmerizing scenery made me wonder if I was walking into a postcard!
We were turning back. Do these Austria countryside pictures look like images in fairytale story books that we once read in our childhood?
Again, up the slopes and walked the bends back to the resort. It was tiring!
The little peaceful town of Schladming below our resort. During our resort stay on the mountain, we had to walk more than 1km around the bends to the train station at the town.
Our self-cooked simple Spaghetti lunch, with mashed potatoes and sausages.
Read Vienna, the city of music! All posts on backpacking Austria.
Next day: To Munich, Germany!
OMG austria is crazy beautiful! Did you just hike your way there or was there some transport? I wanna go visit that place! C:
@Pei Li: We hiked our way there! But we gave up when after walking a few kilometres, we saw a sign indicating us that we still need to hike for another 7km! Though we didn’t reach the waterfall, we had already enjoyed ourselves very much along the journey!
You may want to read posts on backpacking Austria ->
Satheesh kumar KC
This’s one place i ll be surely takin my wife for our honeymoon once i get married !! LOL !! I thought Switzerland was the most scenic location in Europe , or even in the world so as to say ! Now am addin Austria to that list too !!! 🙂
Austria is one of the most picturesque places on the planet with its emerald green fields, azure lakes and magical snow-capped mountains. Eunice has captured all that here.
One of my favorite places in Austria is Halstatt, a beautiful lakeside village. Read a blog entry at http://travel-wonders.blogspot.com/2008/03/personal-space-halstatt-austria.html for some photos and a brief story.
@KC: Thumbs up to your honeymoon plan! Stay in one of those beautiful alpine resorts in Austria, it would leave both of you unforgettable memories! Don’t forget, Austria is alot bigger than Switzerland! 😀
@Jasper: Yeah! Me too! We could never forget the enjoyable moments we had in the Austrian alps. We will return again!
@Mark: I visited Hallstatt too! Totally agreed with you that it’s beautiful, in fact, it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site too! Here is my Hallstatt post:
My goodness..the scenery seems so fake!! Too nice until looks fake!! Really looks like paintings! Thx Eunice, for this great sharing~
wow.. the view is so nice!! 🙂 i wonder when i can afford to go travel there 😉
Satheesh kumar KC
Yeah sure !!! Will take more tips from U after i get married , I mean Travel tips !! :p
Oh man… have to hike sooo much? I wonder if my legs can take it… Hahahha. Mm.. I’ve read about your Austria trips. I really wanna go there, but I think for me, France is first stop for a visit. C:
Wow, wow Eunice! Beautiful alps, sheeps, horses, waterfalls and a beautiful you on the background.
I love seeing all of these photos you posted here. I read ’em too. I’m wondering though when did you go to Austria? No date at all!
That’s close to Germany right? And in fact, they speak German (different version). I watched Maria and saw Vienna!
Aufwedessen! I am going to sleep now. Sorry, I am so busy lately so I didn’t left you any msg at all. But I do have a short update. Go read =)
Before I go to bed, I’m going to vote for you again tonight!
Wow, those pics are really really beautiful :)……..awesome 🙂
this must be an expensive trip to make. question, did you go only to austria for this trip or you passed by other countries/cities on the way? how many days was this trip?
It’s extremely beautiful!
Are you currently in Austria now?
Honestly, I really envy you because you can see the nature of Austria with your own eyes ^^
Anyway, no prob – I’m chinese, actually, but was born in Indo.
And of course! Soy Joy is very nice! XDD
@Lz: Fortunately, the best things in life are REAL 😀
@Liquor: Hmm.. everything is on the rise now… same here, I wonder when I can afford to return again! Ha!
@KC: It’s really worth the trip, even we do get cultural shock there, like what I had told you. 😛
@Pei Li: Everywhere in Europe, to me, is awesome! Don’t worry, the hike is not as tiring as it seems too be, as the journey is fantastic! Paris-France was our first stop too!
My first post about Europe starts with Paris ->
@Bridge: I will miss you! I backpacked Europe for a month during May. Yes! They speak German. We don’t understand German! Schladming is somewhere near the central of Austria. You may see my indication in the map here-> https://travelerfolio.com/lost/
@Piggy: Yes! I still miss the place very much! Wonder if I will ever get the chance to visit there anymore. And the world is so big, there are still many places to cover!
@Jasper: We backpacked Europe, covering some parts of France, Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany and Italy! All posts are here->
https://travelerfolio.com/places/europe/ … starting from Paris, ending in Italy. We spent 28 days in Europe. 😀
Ellisa: Oh, I am living in Singapore, am Singaporean! And yes, Austria is one of my favourite destinations that I have travelled so far! I love the Austrian alps! You will have the chance to visit Austria someday, if you want, go for it! 😀
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nice one..if only i had money to travel all the places hehe..
@Leafless: Thank you for your compliment. A blogger is only as good as those around them :ooo:
@Huzaifah: You can, cos I am just a budget traveler!