Austria 29 April: Bad Gastein - Berg/Drautal

crossing the Alps

A practical start for the day: we met the kids from the primary school Bad Gastein in the same gym hall where we spent the night!

...morning exercises...

...and big smiles for a perfect start!

...two laps for peace...

Thank you Bad Gastein for the fun!

...it was time to cross the alps: all the mountain passes were still blocked by snow, so we had to put the team and the vans on the train through the mountains...

Welcome to Carinthia! Mallnitz greets the Peace Run with a blue sky!

We arrived at the primary school in Mallnitz. All the kids lined up...

...big smiles...

Thank you Mallnitz for hosting the Peace Run!

...running down the main road...

...we left Mallnitz behind and reached Obervellach:

...children from the primary school Obervellach carried the torch into their school-grounds...

...the kids enjoyed our presentation...

...the kids took the torch around the school - what a great view!

...a nice musical performance...

Thank you Obervellach for the enthusiasm!

...arriving in Kolbnitz...

...the mayor received the torch...

Welcome!

Thank you Kolbnitz for the heartfelt meeting!

...crossing the river Drau...

...a short stop in Lurnfeld: thank you for the nice welcome!

Steinfeld was ready for the Peace Run:

...a runner's delegation welcomed our team...

...heading for the main square...

...the mayor awaited the runners...

...nice refreshments. Thank you Steinfeld for the hospitality!

Greifenburg, here we are!

The mayor was a runner himself, so he joined us for quite a few km...

...dangerous mountain dwellers...

Thank you Greifenburg for the welcome!

...a snowball fight in Spring!

...reaching the top!

...surrounded by snowy mountain peaks...

We reached Berg/Drautal

A big "Thank You" to Hotel Glocknerhof in Berg for welcoming our Peace Run Team!