Austria 30 April: Berg/Drautal - Jesenice (SLO)

good bye Carinthia

Good morning Carinthia!

The sun was about to rise - and no cloud in the sky!

Austria presented itself with the perfect Peace Run weather!

The mayor of Weißbriach welcomed our team...

...thank you for running with us!

...as we reached Hermagor a group of young athletes awaited us...

...we reached the main square...

...the city representative received the torch...

...everybody offered a wish for peace!

...a picture with the local athletes...

Thank you Hermagor for the enthusiasm!

...running out....

...and back into the stunning nature....

...unusual running trails...

...we arrived in Feistritz a.d. Gail...

...a nice meeting in the village center...

May 1st - trees get errected in many communities...

....Paparazzi everywhere...

...all of us enjoyed the beautiful running day...

...we arrived in Arnoldstein - the community that houses the 3-country corner between Austria, Italy and Slovenia...

Our plans were originally to climb up the mountain, but the recent return of the Winter left all peaks covered under a deep layer of snow...

...a brief presentation - for a coincident both the mayor and the deputy mayor of Arnoldstein were present...

...kind words by the mayor...

Thank you Arnoldstein for the hospitality!

...we were treated for icecream - as the temperature was rising, the perfect refreshment...

...we reached the border Austria - Slovenia! Thank you Austria for the outstanding hospitality and for all the friendship! We really enjoyed the beauty and the spirit of the country!

...our first steps in Slovenia brought us to Planica - the world-famous hill for ski flying!

...we sprinted up the slope...

Welcome to Slovenia!