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Today, pictures from valued commenter otmar.
September 14/15 I spent two days with most of my colleagues on a company outing. I don’t know the laws behind this, but as far as I know all companies in Austria have the option to spend tax-free money on two days of team-building and incentives for all employees each year. My employer is rather generous in this respect and thus we gather the folks from our two disjoint offices and bring them all together for fun, food and drinks. Yes, it costs money but it really helps with the cohesion and motivation.
This year we met at the Attersee, which is in Austria’s Lake district, a bit east of Salzburg.
Seewalchen am Attersee
This is close to sundown, taken from the north end of the lake where it flows out into the Ager. The building on the peninsular is Schloss Kammer
The next day we went hiking: we started at Wayregg (we moved from the west shore to the east shore of the lake), walking up the first hills of the alps. To the north we can see the lowlands of the “Alpenvorland” and to the south you can see the high peaks of the alps.
In this picture we’re still quite close to the starting point and thus you have a good view of this typical Austrian rural village.
After the afternoon activities I strolled down to the lake. During the summer, the lakeside is full of tourists, but in the middle of September all is quiet, especially as it had been raining all day.
We were lucky with the weather: the clouds were gone and the rain from yesterday left us with clear air and a fresh feeling.
This is once again a look towards the Attersee.
No, this is not a common sight. Apparently, there was a wedding in Wayregg and this looked like they dressed up in traditional clothes and arrange for an ancient form of transportation.
Thank you so much otmar, do send us more when you can.
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