Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Kitzbüheler Horn

Kitzbüheler Horn is 1,996 m high and at the summit there is a 102 metre high TV tower belonging to the ORF ( Österreichischer Rundfunk)  Austrian Broadcasting Corporation. It is funded from a combination of television licence fee revenue and limited on-air advertising and is the dominant player in the Austrian broadcast media.
An Alpine flower garden (Alpenblumengarten) has been laid out at a height of 1800 m which, despite its name, has mountain plants from all over the world. This is the area I spent the day.  There are several cable cars and gondola lifts to this area.  We took the Alpenhaus cable car and then a gondola.  This area is also renown for the  International Kitzbühler Horn Race and the current record time to the Alpenhaus is held by Beat Bräu who completed the race in a time of 29:11 minutes.  There were a few serious mountain bikers testing the slopes. 

It was a hot day 33 degrees C and I certainly caught the sun on my arms and face. I found grasshoppers a spider carrying eggs, beetles and flies and an array of Alpine flowering plants. the lift to the Kitzbüheler Horn was on the other side of the town some walked through the town.


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