Posts tagged ‘Salzach’

June 14, 2013

like a bridge over troubled water

by ada

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June 2, 2013

chapter 679, in which Salzburg is entirely surrounded with water

by ada

It looks as if there were some reasons to start worrying about the rain.

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April 17, 2013

Salzburg – Mönchsberg

by ada

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February 13, 2013

Laufen

by ada

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February 12, 2013

the place where Germany meets Austria

by ada

Do you remember the place where Germany meets Austria? Well, that’s not the only one. Germany and Austria share a border of 784 kilometers, with some beautiful spots, and I plan to explore as many of them as I can in my remaining few months in Salzburg.

The place where the river Salzach takes a turn and forms the peninsula the small German town of Laufen is located on is called Salzachschleife. The word “laufen” actually means “to run” in German, which is a funny name for a city, especially for such a sleepy little one, like this. There are two bridges linking the towns Oberndorf (Austria) and Laufen (Germany): the Salzachbrücke and the Europasteg.

This is the Salzachbrücke:

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The German side:

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And the Austrian:

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And that’s the Salzach in both directions:

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While in Austria spring has already arrived…

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…in Germany somebody was greeting me personally with this huge capital A in the snow:

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Maybe these German ducks?

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The other bridge, Europasteg with the Kalvarienberg-Kapelle in Oberndorf as seen from Germany:

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And the view of Laufen from the Totenberg in Austria:

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And finally, the Salzachschleife itself (inside of the circle is Germany, outside is Austria):

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September 9, 2012

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by ada

While being sick on one hand means having complications, otherwise it means also freedom. I finally do have time to live.

August 5, 2012

forty shades of green

by ada

August 5, 2012

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by ada

I had free today so I took my bike, Rozi and rode down along the Salzach. I planned to visit the castle of Anif, but I got lost on the completely straight way with one turn (I never found that turn). So I did lots of fashionable mountain biking through the woods, much for the disapproval of poor Rozi, who has zero skills for such adventures (to be honest, her only skill is that she haven’t dropped into pieces yet, but I love her the way she is) (I’m blessed with the seldom gift of being able to love unconditionally).

August 1, 2012

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by ada

I had free today, but it made no real difference in my dealing with addictive habits. I ended up sitting by the Salzach and reading about a mouse who saved the Princess Pea.

July 27, 2012

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by ada

Sitting by the Salzach after work seems to become a habit of mine lately.

July 20, 2012

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by ada

 

Another work day that ended with me sitting by the Salzach and feeling frustrated. I’m really thankful that I could come out of the depression, that I didn’t end up at the closed ward of a psychiatric clinic, and I’m over all imaginations happy that I have the opportunity to live in Salzburg, but I want my real life back so very badly right now.

 

July 15, 2012

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by ada

Another day of cold rain pouring down endlessly from the gray sky. I left my flat only for a coffee and came back soaked wet and in a very unfriendly mood. I feel this urgent need of moving to a hot, dry place like the Kalahari Desert quite often lately.

July 13, 2012

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by ada

After a very frustrating work day today I went down to the banks of the Salzach to free my brain from all things bad. I worked five years at the haematology ward of a university clinic in Hungary, so I know everything about being physically, psychically and mentally tired; I experienced how doing night shifts upsets your hormonal status, I know how burn-out feels and I observed years long how young people in my own age are dying a very painful and ugly death, so stress and frustration are old friends of mine. This is a new kind of uneasiness, though. I can deal with life and death quite nicely but I’m constantly failing at dealing with those small problems and traits that make human relationships so difficult.

July 8, 2012

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by ada

Today with a colleague of mine we visited the craft fair Salzachgalerien. It was completely washed away by a sudden summer storm we have to deal with so often here lately, but after fifteen minutes the rain and wind were gone and it was as it never happened.

June 22, 2012

the place where Germany meets Austria

by ada

That’s the place called Überfuhr, where the river Saalach joins the river Salzach. They create together a natural border. One side of the river belongs to Germany, the other to Austria.

That’s the Austrian side:

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And that’s me, breaking deep into German territory:

June 16, 2012

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by ada

A walk in the company of an ice-coffee along the Salzach promenade.

June 7, 2012

as I went down the water side

by ada

June 7, 2012

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by ada

An afternoon-biking along the Salzach.

May 6, 2012

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by ada

Meet my new bike, Rozi, posing picturesquely against the Salzburger Altstadt. Normally I’m not for giving names to my possessions; I belong to that disappointingly practical sort of people who think that bikes are bikes and nothing more, but once I knew a bike called Rozi that looked very similar to the one I bought today. So, for the first time in my personal history, my bike also has a name (and a personality, I guess).

April 29, 2012

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by ada

Another day spent with strolling around in the old city of Salzburg.

April 29, 2012

Salzburg – the first impressions

by ada

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