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 Post subject: Re: Some Achensee pictures
PostPosted: 23 Oct 2016, 20:02 
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One clear and happy memory of my year in Germany from 1959-60 was going to the baker on a Sunday morning to buy the freshly baked cake for Kaffee und Kuchen that afternoon. You went armed with a large bowl which was then filled with mountains of whipped cream......

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Mrs Gottfried dislikes whipped cream but loves iced coffee, which usually arrives piled high with cream. In the Rhineland recently, she asked for one and specified 'ohne Sahne' (without cream), whereupon the young man behind the counter winked at her and said, 'dafür mehr Eis' (all the more ice cream)!


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Fascinating film; thanks to whoever dug it out of the archives. Interesting, though, that "Austria" meant "Tirol" - what price poor old Vienna?


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Fascinating film; thanks to whoever dug it out of the archives. Interesting, though, that "Austria" meant "Tirol" - what price poor old Vienna?


I wonder when exactly in the 1950s the film was made? Wasn't Vienna in the Russian Zone after the War until Austria was restored? Maybe it still wasn't open to visitors?

I went several times with my parents to Austria on coach tours in the 1960s, and lots of this was very familiar, especially the 'Tirolean Evenings'!


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Vienna was split into four sections, like Berlin was. North Tyrol was in the French zone ... although, IIRC, EBD has someone (Sybil? Peggy?) saying that it was occupied by the Soviets :? .

I like whipped cream :D . Although clotted cream is better :D .

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Mabel wrote:

I wonder when exactly in the 1950s the film was made?

I was a bit of a car nut as a boy and still remember quite a lot. One of the cars in the film is an Opel Rekord model which was made from 1957 - I checked with the model list and it seems to be that one.


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I like whipped cream :D . Although clotted cream is better :D .


Not in coffee, though.


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Possibly not :lol: .

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cestina wrote:

My goodness, does that bring back memories. My mother loved going to Austria - I guess it was the closest she could get to her native Czechoslovakia at that time - and we were there at least three times in my mid to late teens so, 1956-60 or thereabouts.

It's so hard for me to imagine I grew up in a time when voice-overs were delivered with such plummy condescension, skirts were almost a must (though my mother nearly always wore slacks) and life was so very formal.

I am pretty sure those bowls of whipped cream were not served at breakfast though....

Thanks Ruby for the walk down Memory Lane....[/quote]

I'd forgotten until I was there earlier today, that there's a café here in the village that still serves coffee with a small bowl of whipped cream. It's delicious!


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Lovely photos. I've never been to the Achensee so it was wonderful to see it. No photo of the Alpenhof, possible Chalet School inspiration? I gather it is in a state of disrepair.


We were at Pertisau last week and even though I don't think it was the CS building, I still have an affection for it. We did the obligatory walk around it - the crumbling concrete crazy golf was still there, but then things changed... a galvanised metal security door on the rear entrance, plywood nailed over some of the lower windows.

When we came around to the front of the building! The front of the building has collapsed - there was a pile of old furniture outside and 4 metal shipping containers, the type builders use for storage.

So something is afoot. The old furniture made me quite sad - it is solid oak in an early C20 style, but painted in white and blue gloss paint, presumably given a 1950s 'make over'. We could see though a broken first floor window that the bedroom was painted white, with the door frames in blue - so the furniture must have been matching that.

Now the render is falling off you can see the building was built with a timber frame and concrete. But the wooden frame is rotten, so I can't see what builders could be doing other than preparing to demolish it.

We took a couple of photos:

http://www.mischief-managed.co.uk/perti ... 0-%209.jpg

http://www.mischief-managed.co.uk/perti ... -%2010.jpg

We also found something of a gem. At the side of the fire station is a display cabinet with this photo which looks like the Alpenhof newly constructed in 1900? The building is up but there are no trees

http://www.mischief-managed.co.uk/perti ... -%2011.jpg

p.s. how is it that a year has passed since I've been on CBB? A long story that I'll save for another day.

p.p.s. I'm thinking now I should have made the builders an offer for one of the crazy golf holes to bring back to the UK as a souvenir!

A few other photos:

Pertisau from halfway up Karwendel: http://www.mischief-managed.co.uk/perti ... 0-%201.jpg

Continuing the climb: http://www.mischief-managed.co.uk/perti ... 0-%202.jpg

Pertisau, I think from the skiing area between Karwendel Gasthaus and Barenbad Alm (but not 100% sure) http://www.mischief-managed.co.uk/perti ... 0-%203.jpg

From Barenbad Alm, where I sprained my ankle. http://www.mischief-managed.co.uk/perti ... 0-%204.jpg

Walking where we usually langlauf, en route for creamy coffee and buttermilk up one of the valleys: http://www.mischief-managed.co.uk/perti ... 0-%205.jpg

The weather was changeable, with snow coming and going on the distant peaks: http://www.mischief-managed.co.uk/perti ... 0-%207.jpg


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Gorgeous press photos,. Thanks Jayne.


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Oh, sad about the building - I hate to see any structure fall apart like that, but thanks for the photos, and hope you had an excellent time apart from the souvenir sprained ankle.
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p.s. how is it that a year has passed since I've been on CBB? A long story that I'll save for another day.
Good to see you back, though - going to stick around?


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Noreen wrote:
Oh, sad about the building - I hate to see any structure fall apart like that, but thanks for the photos, and hope you had an excellent time apart from the souvenir sprained ankle.


We did thanks, and my ankle is already much better. As it happened, on the day I couldn't put any weight on it there was a terrible storm so we couldn't have gone out anyway.

SLOC pointed out that if the Alpenhof hadn't been left to deteriorate, it would be just another modern hotel, and wouldn't have the mystique about it.

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Good to see you back, though - going to stick around?


Yes! It's concerning how quickly time passes by. I had an abrupt change of circumstances last year and it wasn't until I was stood front of the Alpenhof that I thought "I haven't been on the CBB for ages".


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PostPosted: 18 Sep 2017, 13:24 
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These are wonderful, thank you for sharing. What a shame to see the old building crumbling though. It definitely helps me visualise what the original chalet looked like.


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Many thanks for the photos. I didn't imagine the Alpenhof to be like that though. Interesting.


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I finally made it to Jenbach today. It's taken a year, almost to the day, after the posts here made me curious, but I needed a fine day and they were few and far between the last couple of trips. Happily I'm seeing a lot more sunshine this time. I rather liked the little town, all those narrow winding little streets and why has no one mentioned the watercourse? I was fascinated by it. I found it far easier to picture Jenbach as Spärtz circa 1930 than Pertisau as Briesau. Unlike Pertisau, it looked as though the centre of it probably hadn't changed very much in the past century or so. (Perhaps I should finally confess that I don't actually like Pertisau very much, beautiful as the surroundings are.)

I found the secondhand shop, but no bargains like Mrs G's, also Cestina's hobby shop. The latter is quite a place and even though it doesn't cater for bookbinders, I did find one or two little bits and pieces that I might be able to use.


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