Austria 11 June: Mistelbach - Schrattenberg

Good bye Austria

Our last day in Austria!

...we arrived in Mistelbach....

...the community representative and a group of local athletes welcomed our team...

....a last group picture and we took off towards Poysdorf. Thank you Mistelbach for the welcome!

....a beautiful running route through the serene country side.

...most of the distance we enjoyed running in the forrest....

...approaching Poysdorf....

...the region's main product is wine...

The mayor of Poysdorf received us with kind words...

...a musical welcome....

...the band improvised our song. They did very well!

...our hosts...

...and future peace runners....

Thank you Poysdorf for the heartfelt welcome!

...we reached Schrattenberg, the last meeting place in Austria.

...a brass-band performed nicely....

Schrattenberg celebrated also a special event: "music on the bike"...

...the last meters....

The representative of the governor of Lower Austria received the runners...

...the mayor of Schrattenberg greeted us...

The torch was passed from Austria to Czech Republic by the mayors of the two neighbouring communities, Schrattenberg and Valtice...

Kind words by the Czech mayor...

...and our Czech coordinator received the torch...

...great back ground music...

...it was time to have fun with the kids...

...10 push-ups for cheating...

...and 20 more. This time with extra weight...

....a final group picture! Thank you Schrattenberg for the warm welcome!

...symbolic steps for peace...

...good bye Schrattenberg...

...reaching the border...

...and meeting the Czech team!

Thank you Austria for the outstanding hospitality and the friendship! See you soon again!