One thing you’ll certainly find yourself doing in Tirol, Austria is climbing mountains. The region has some of the finest alpine scenery you could imagine with Grossglockner, Austrian highest peak measuring at 3797m.
On this occasion we opted for the cable car to get to the summit of the Buchensteinwand Mountain to visit the Jakobskreuz building, a cross structure built on the regions pilgrim trial.
It was a bright, hot, sunny day in the mountains. Looking up at the Jakobskreuz building from the ground is sometimes blinding looking at the cross shaped rooms that jutt out from the structure. From a distance the building sits a top of the mountain overlooking the region and from the inside offers great views to the north, east, south and west from each of the separate rooms.
The building is used to house art exhibitions but also can be hired as a meeting space. There’s a lookout point right at the top complete with telescope so you can pan around the local area and identify all the different mountain peaks.
After exploring the building we headed to the nearby mountain top restaurant for lunch in the sun where I was introduced to the much loved Almdudler. Locals seemed surprised that I’d never heard of the Austrian carbonated soft drink, but I’ve never seen it in the UK.
With a belly full of food it was time for a bit of exercise so we decided to head down from the summite of the Buchensteinwand Mountain on foot, occasionally looking back to the top and snapping a photo of the splendid looking Jakobskreuz building as we went.
Jakobskreuz Building Tirol, Austria
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