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Niederau, Austria, ski trip – summary

By on January 12, 2015 in Austria, General with 0 Comments

Overall it was a very good trip. The Sonnschein Hotel was very nice – warm and comfortable with friendly and helpful staff, and very nice facilities. The hotel was located about 10 minutes from the slopes. Transfer from the airport was good (about 90 minutes), however, the return was most uncomfortable. Skiing was mixed. Snow […]

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Hotel Sonnschein, Niederau, Austria – summary

By on January 10, 2015 in Austria, General with 0 Comments
Hotel Sonnschein, Niederau, Austria – summary

The Hotel Sonnschein was good… very good. One of the nicest ‘solo’ (single) ski rooms I have had and the package from Crystal Ski was one best value solo ski deals I have ever come across. The Hotel Sonnschein was large, and very Austrian. The staff on the hotel front desk were English and there […]

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The Crystal Ski Reps of Niederau, Austria

By on January 10, 2015 in Austria, General with 0 Comments

What did the Crystal Ski reps in Niederau do for me on this trip? What value did they add? Well, the transfer from Innsbruck to Niederau was well organised, and the return transfer worked with out any problems (it was exceedingly uncomfortable, but that was not the fault of the rep). However, in-resort they really […]

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The Austrians and stacked wood…

By on January 10, 2015 in Austria with 0 Comments
The Austrians and stacked wood…

What is it about Austrians and stacked wood? I have never seen so much wood stacked outside houses. And it is done so neatly. Wood stacked around a house. Organised stacking. I must admit that this level of organised stacking appeals to me…. If you have enjoyed this article then please feel free to share […]

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The transfer from Niederau to Innsbruck… And the Crystal Ski Feedback

By on January 10, 2015 in Austria, General with 0 Comments
The transfer from Niederau to Innsbruck… And the Crystal Ski Feedback

Well I think Crystal Ski get the award for one of the most painful and generally uncomfortable transfers ever. The mini-bus was incredibly small, there was zero knee room. The bus was uncomfortably hot. The bus was totally unsuitable for a 90 minute transfer. When we transferred from Innsbruck to Niederau the Crystal Ski rep […]

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Lunch at Schnapshutte, Niederau

By on January 10, 2015 in Austria, General with 0 Comments
Lunch at Schnapshutte, Niederau

Had lunch at the Schnapshutte which is just at the bottom of the gondola in Niederau. Had the burger, which was pretty good – liked the fried onions in it. It is claimed to be the best in town! (It could be served with more napkins…) If you have enjoyed this article then please feel […]

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Niederau Church, Austria

By on January 10, 2015 in Austria, General with 0 Comments
Niederau Church, Austria

In Niederau there is a rather nice little village church. The grave yard has a style of grave marker I have not seen before. Around the back of the church is the town war memorial commemorating the dead of the first and second world wars. The interior is worth a look. I really liked the […]

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Exploring the town of Niederau, Austria – what did I find?

By on January 10, 2015 in Austria with 0 Comments
Exploring the town of Niederau, Austria – what did I find?

I liked the town of Niederau, Austria. Yes, it was small but it had most of the things I needed – a few bars, places to eat, a petrol station, two supermarkets, a number of hotels, a good bus service, and a ski hill, plus extensive cross-country skiing tracks. It also has a ski hill. […]

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Ever wonder where to get the typically Austrian music heard in ski bars?

By on January 10, 2015 in Austria, General with 0 Comments
Ever wonder where to get the typically Austrian music heard in ski bars?

I’ve wondered for a few years where Austrian ski bars get their rather unique music… Now I know…. If you have enjoyed this article then please feel free to share it using the buttons below.   Nick’s continued wanderings can be followed on Twitter: @nickswanderings.  

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What is a Bummelbahn Station?

By on January 10, 2015 in Austria, General with 0 Comments
What is a Bummelbahn Station?

I have no idea what this is all about and I can only assume it runs in the summer. When coming in to Auffach on the ski coach I’ve seen a bunch of cars/trucks built up to look like trains, they even have carriages they pull. I can only assume these things run in the […]

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