Klöntalerseelauf

Klöntalersee
Klöntalersee

This was the first year, we did this race. I have heard of it by accident. Lake Klöntal is about 60 kilometers away from Einsiedeln. You have to travel with car about an hour though it is just behind the moutains. But with the car you have to go around the mountains. The lake is located at the base of one of the highest mountains here. I can see this mountain from my home and it is more than 3000 meters high.

The race is along the lake, 12.8 kilometers in distance and half of the turn is in the wood going heavily up and down. The race itself is organized very nicely. There are only about 100 participants and after the race all participants get a saucage and beer. The organizer created a campfire at the shore of the lake and we were sitting there all together until deep in the night. Very nice race! We will come back next year.

Gothemborg

Gothemborg
Gothemborg

Gothemburg is the second largest city in Sweden. I had to travel to Gothemburg for business exactly at the day which is the longest day in year. At this time, the it is not getting really dark in the night.

First, I thought it can not be so bad, that you can not sleep. But I really could not sleep with with open windows. In the middle of the night it is so bright in the night, that it is not possible to sleep. Must have to do something with the human hormones. I woke up ever and ever until I decided to darken the window. Really fascinating, at 10 pm it is still so bright, that you can read a newspaper outside.

Königrätz

Königrätz
Königrätz

This was my first time in Tzech Republic. Very much is similar to Austria. Very nice people and cities. We had good weather. It was possible to have dinner outside. Food is also very good.

Königrätz is a famous city because the was a battle between Austria and Preussen in the 18th century. We took a taxi from Praha to this city north east to Praha and when we travelled back, we had a rest of a few hours in Praha. We sat in the center in a nice restaurent and had some beers.