Our first day in Schoppernau

Posted by Máistir Ó Beirn On May - 19 - 2014

Today we went to Schoppernau.  We are staying in an apartment with a kitchenette. The boys have a bunk bed and and taking one night each to sleep on top!  For lunch we had vegetable soup followed by spaghetti with red sauce and custard for dessert. Afterwards we travelled by bus to an adventure centre in the mountains. We went on a zip wire across a gorge, walked on rope bridges, learned how to abseil and had a short trek through a forest. There was some snow there but today the weather was nice and warm.  Our friends from Hohenheim in Strasbourg arrived in the afternoon and this evening everyone is playing games outside.

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Schattenburg Castle and Wildpark Feldkirch

Posted by Máistir Ó Beirn On May - 18 - 2014

Today we had breakfast at 9am. We met our co-ordinator Gerald Grahammer at 9.30. Then we went to Feldkirch by train and visited Schattenburg Castle which is situated high above the town. First we went to the musuem which showed the history of the castle which was built over 600 years ago. Then we went to the castle restaurant for lunch. We all had Schattenschnitzel which is a famous dish from Schattenburg Castle – it’s flattened, breaded chicken which is then fried. Next we went to Wildpark Feldkirch where we saw lots of animals native to Austria. We then had some ice cream and went back to the hotel. The weather is really warm – it was 23 degrees today. We leave for the mountains tomorrow at 7.15!  Joseph, Jamie, Thomas 🙂

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We’ve arrived!

Posted by Máistir Ó Beirn On May - 17 - 2014

We've arrived at Hotel Meindl.

Waiting for our train from Zurich to St. Margarethen.

On the train from Zurich to St. Margarethen.

We’ve arrived safe and sound. Everything went as planned. We’re especially grateful to Eva and Monika for meeting us at the train and taking us to the hotel. Unpacking at the moment and will go for a stroll around Lustenau later. 🙂

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Ready for departure.

Posted by Máistir Ó Beirn On May - 17 - 2014

Waiting at Dublin airport for our flight to Zurich.

Ready to fly from Dublin to Zurich!

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Schoppernau livecam

Posted by Máistir Ó Beirn On May - 15 - 2014
Schoppernau - our Alpine desitnation.
Schoppernau – our Alpine desitnation.

We are ready for our Austrian adventure which begins on Saturday. The above livecam feed is updated occasionally throughout the day (you may need to refresh your browser or just press F5). The latest weather report promises a clear day on Sunday (19°C) rising to (25°C) on Tuesday. We will be staying at Hotel Meindl in Lustenau on the Austian-Swiss border before travelling with our Volksschule Lustenau friends to Schoppernau in the Alps.

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