(Recommended by Ben and Larry)
Monika und Klaus Vitzthum
5091 Unken, Austria
Tel - 6589/4337 ~ Tel - 664/2820069 ~ Fax - 6589/20054
Email - email@example.com
Apartments and Rooms w/private bath/shower/toilet, TV, Balcony
(Excerpts from Trip Report) ...On our way south this morning to a small village in Austria, just across the border from Berchtesgaden.
We finally feel more at ease because we are south of A7 and in the mountains again. Those sections of B20, B21 and B305 are some of our favorite roads to travel. We follow B21 on into Austria where it becomes the B178 and just over the border is the small village of Unken, Austria. Lots of farms and beautiful green hills and snow-capped mountains in the distance. Early afternoon we arrive at our home for the next two nights -
After settling in we decide to cruise over to Berchtesgaden to find an internet connection. We had no luck at our previous two locations so we were anxious to check emails, sports scores and see what the weather has in store for us next week. Our first stop is the TI office just across from the train station. Bingo - the TI office now offers an internet feed. Only one terminal and the cost is One Euro for each 15 minutes but it is convenient providing there is not a line of persons in front of you waiting to do the same thing.
For dinner, we decide on the Gasthof-Pension Gebirgshäusl in the small village of Engedey, just before the turnoff to Ramsau. Good food and the weather is nice for eating outside on the terrace. Before heading back to the farm we cruise thru Ramsau, buy a few souvenirs and take the same picture on the same wooden foot bridge that we (and everyone else) take everytime we are in Ramsau. Back to Austria and call it a day...
This day begins with another excellent breakfast buffet, complete with eggs, good strong coffee and juices. Frau Vitzthum and Oma insure that everyone is a happy camper and well taken care of.
This turns out to be pretty much of a 'do nothing' day. We decide to head back into Germany to cruise the hills around Berchtesgaden and revisit places we (and other friends) have stayed during previous trips to this area. The weather has held very well the first week and today is about the same - cool, overcast and sometimes misty. The daily temperatures have been awesome.
We stroll the streets of downtown Berchtesgaden, have a nice lunch, and shop our favorite Spar market for nighttime snacks and refreshments. Larry finds several bottles of red wine within his budget (about 1 Euro each). :-) We head back to Austria and the farm and relax on the balcony with a fabulous view.
We opt for dinner at a nearby eatery - the Restaurant-Cafe-Pension Ensinger at Niederland 174 in Unken. This is a very nice restaurant and the meals delicious. Take a look at this nice platter of yummies...
Today is a travel day so sticking with our routine we are up with the chickens, packed, ready to roll, rooms cleared out, warm up vehicle or at least clean the windows, bags in car before breakfast. We prefer to have the earliest Frühstück possible without altering the normal breakfast schedule of the hostess. If, when asked for Frühstück times, the hostess mentions 9am or 8am - we always opt for the earlier time. Sometimes I will throw in a 'halb acht?' just to see if she will mind having it at 0730. This morning is another reichhaltiges Frühstück at 0800 with most of the menu from homemade or homegrown products. Schmeckt sehr gut...