The Austrian Alps
Fall has arrived with full force in Europe. We just witnessed its volatile nature on a short trip to Saalbach-Hinterglemm in Austria. It is a famous ski town nestled high up in the Alps. The town itself was pretty much shut down. All bars & restaurants are closed during off-season. But the weather totally made up for the lack of other entertainment. Here are a few photographs from the past two days.
Upon arrival in Hinterglemm we were surprised to find ourselves in a complete white-out. The snow flakes were twice the size of a Euro coin.
Dense fog followed the snowstorm and it created a surrealistic atmosphere in the late afternoon.
The sunrise was equally spectacular.
The snow actually stuck in the higher altitudes but it quickly disappeared in town. One of the modern hotels had a cool glass front. Each panel was directed in a different direction. You can nicely see the difference between the town and the mountain tops.
Other things to do
The forests around Hinterglemm do offer some fun trails and an amazing treetop path. You can also find some funny creates behind trees if you look carefully enough.
All photos were taken with my beloved Fuji X-E1. It once again paid off to have a small and light-weight camera. Not sure that I would have brought my heavy DSLR on this short trip