Sept. 23rd: Valle Aurina (Ahrntal)

The second night is not that cold. But in the morning we get a slight shock: This time our car is not running! When Rainer opens the hood of the motor he makes an unpleasant discovery: A marten has left his marks in our motor!

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But honestly, I know, my husband can fix this!

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He manages to bridge the cables and than off down the valley to the next workshop. Rainer solders the ends of the cables together and the world is in order again.

We can follow our first plan to drive up Valle Aurina, a beautiful scenery  with lots of nice houses, some are really old. The flowers are just gorgeous!

The upper part of the valley was ruled by mining. Unfortunately the visitor center in Prettau is closed (Monday!!!), but still quite interesting. Since the Middle Ages copper was mined here. But they had to cut too many trees for the melting, the mountains became bare and the danger of avalanches increased. The melting was transferred further down in the valley. The last mine closed 1893.

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