Austria 26 April: St. Anton/Arlberg - Innsbruck

along the river Inn

We spent a luxurious night in the Hotel Lux Alpinae in St. Anton/Arlberg!

A big "Thank You" to Mr. and Mrs. Kertess for the outstanding hospitality!

Our first meeting: the primary school in St. Anton...

...a lovely, small school with bright kids...

The mayor of St. Anton kindly received the torch and passed it on to the children...

Thank you St. Anton for the heartfelt meeting!

We took a few steps for peace - led by the mayor!

...a surprise meeting: the primary school Pettneu lined up for "high five"...

...and the kids passed the torch...

...enjoying the Run...

Thank you Pettneu for the fun!

...we arrived in Landeck...

...a short reception at the city hall. The city representative took the torch!

Thank you Landeck for welcoming us!

...new runners friends...

Welcome to the primary school Perjan in Landeck!

..."high five plus five"....

The kids enjoyed running around the school!

...we got lots of gifts!

Thank you primary school "Perjen" for the enthusiasm!

We arrived in Stams and visited the "frei Montessorischule Stams". The students awaited us at the entrance...

..after passing the torch the students led us on a run around and through the school!

...we got the Grand Tour through the school...

...old memories...

Thank you "freie Montessori Schule Stams"! We really enjoyed it! As we continued a few kids joined us for quite some distance...

....approaching Zirl....

As we entered Zirl, a group of local Triathlon-athletes awaited us...

...very young athletes...

A great team!

As we arrived a few minutes too early, the children from the primary school Zirl had to rush to make it for the meeting..

All gathered and we presented the Peace Run!

The deputy mayor of Zirl received the torch...

...and the kids presented their musical skills..

Peace messages for the world! One kid wrote: "don't kill, but chill..."

The messages were attached to balloons....

...three, two, one, GO!

The deputy mayor passed the torch to the children...

Thank you Zirl for the outstanding welcome!

...we ran all together through the town...

We arrived in Innsbruck! Thank you all for the phantastic day!

All our gratitude to the "Hotel Central", ...

..."Hotel Ibis" and to the Youth Hostel Innsbruck for hosting our Peace Run Team!