This is one of the most magnificent places either of us has ever laid eyes on.  Our pictures will not be able to give a fair representation to the beauty of this magical place.  I think it should be enough to say that we would be very happy to do a return visit…tomorrow!

These first few pics are of the Natura Mystica, a 4 mile hike we did where the “Hollaleitisch” forest spirits converse with the humans via signs like this one set up along the trail

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Grossglockner Glacier – this valley used to be filled with glacier.   Just one of the many glaciers we saw on this trip.  All were receding.

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Detailed woodworking defined many of the houses in the area

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Heiligenblut Church- Set in remembrance of Saint Vincent, the angel who collected a chalice of Jesus’ blood while on the cross.  Below is a pic from the church grounds overlooking the valley below.  Some of the grave sites date back to the 1250’s.

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In the valley there was this amazing hike through the steep canyon with fern covered walls and rushing white water below

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All I have left to say is that we can’t wait to go back to Austria!

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