We made a trip down roughly three quarters of an hour down the mountain on the Sunday to visit a Maefest at St. Ulricht to take a look at the old tractor from Jodl that was given to Frau Thaler's Brother on the closing of the Camping. The Brother has renovated it and it looks wonderful. Some of you reading on here may remember the Tractor and may recognise Andy sitting on it on the photo below. All spick and span.. I will try and find a piccy of it before being used at Jodl.
On visiting this Campsite to visit some English friends met at Jodl twice in the past I can thoroughly recommend this lovely campsite. This year it takes ACSI CC price 15 Euro's
Owner, Frau Schabus is a very friendly lady and most helpful. Our friends spoke ver highly of her and the amenities on the site. I took some photo's for this website.
The Toilets and Showers + Laundry were modern and pristine clean. There are two WC's , two showers and two washbasins in each Ladies and Gents blocks. Washng up facilities are outside the block. There are just 30 pitches arrange on tiers. Grass was immaculate and there is a small fenced off Trout Pond with chickens too.
On the evening before our visit Frau Schabus took 2 eggs laid by her chickens to each caravan/motorhome saying they were for their Sunday Breakfast. What a lovely gesture?
There is WiFi on site at price of 5 Euros for 2 hours and 10 Euros for 10 hours. Trout is available in the Reception as is Bread to order daily. There is a small louge for campers use too.
The only downside is there is no view of the See but as my friend says the peace and quiet was certainly worth not having sight of the Lake and he had no qualms on recommending the site and would be back.
After a lovely week in the Mountains with the Thaler Familie we arrive back at this lovely site to take up residence back i our caravan. The day after we arrived back Dutch Friends cam up from Ossiach to stay for 4 nights so we decided to change our schedule and stay her longer. We again visited the Schloss at Werfen so will put a couple of photo's on.
As my OH cannot walk so far these days we thought the show of Birds of Prey was out as he would not be able to climb the 70 steps back up to the Castle. But after saying this to a Schloss guide she opened up a room and some shutters and two windows so we and our friends could watch from there. We thought this was so very thoughtful of her and typical of the Austrian People always happy to help.
This was a lovely Trip from the small port of Unteruhidingen just a few miles from the Campsite, Good parking and you can catch a small train down to the Boat. Boat fares are cheaper from here to Meersburg is is €16.80 each person return if you land on the Island of Mainau it is €26 each Return Fares.
When we were ready to move off had to wait for a Motor Home opposite to be moved as he was stuck in the Mud and he was in our way for getting off the Pitch due to a post situated on our left side. While this was going on OH hitched up ready for the off, but alas, when he went to get in the car the door had closed and was locked. OH had taken them out of the ignition to stop the continual buzzing and thrown them into the tray between the front seats and in doing so the button got pressed and locked the door. Gasp and I had the other set of keys in my handbag which I had put on my seat in the car so disaster No Keys. A nice Dutchman opposite tried to find some wire to get into the car and lift out the keys, by this time a German man arrived on the scene with a long piece of stiff wire making a hook on the end he inserted it int the top of the car door by OH forcing it open at the top. And hey ho they managed to lift the keys out from the middle of the car and out. What a relief. Now being able to get in the car I was able to take a photo of all concerned.
This is our third visit to this lovely campsite situated in the middle part of the Black Forest. It is situated on the main road between Schilltach and Wolfach opposite the village of Halbmeil. Campsite is ACSI at 17 Euro's Site No. in the ACSI book 2016. We had a pitch on the RH side up the hill from the Reception No.121 which is a flat plateau with many fairly large flat serviced pitches. WiFi is a point at the Reception/Restaurant and is 2 Euro's for 24 hours going on and off as many times as you need in that period.
This year we ate in the lovely Restaurant, on the balcony, as the weather was hot and sunny. There was an extensive menu at very reasonable prices with large portions.
The Konus Card is still in use and gives you free transport on the Trains and Buses in the Area. The Train station is just across the road from the site and Bus stop at bottom of the hill so very handy for folks with Motor Homes to get about.
Some more new photo's I took below.
Website. www.hausder1000uhren.de Link to this on Page Website Links.
This site is excellent for an overnighter or to visit the lovely city of Brussels which is around 12 km from the campsite. It has, I think 49 pitches and is very secure. Very friendly and helpful owner. Toilet/Shower blocks excellent and spotlessly clean only thing missing were Toilet roll holders and toilet paper. Free WiFi at the Reception and we could just get it on Pitch No, 3.
This is not an ACSI Camping Card but ACSI Inspected Price inc. Electricity was €24 per night. Water nearby, All very tidy and short grass. Website:- here
No Restaurant but an excellent Brasserie next door named Lammekeshoeve excellent food though a bit pricey.
We find this site perfect for the last night of our Trip but this year we had a 2 nighter. The drive from Grimbergen, the site near to Brussels, was uneventful once we got on to the A10/E40 there were quite a lot of roadworks in Grimbergen itself.
Having booked in at Campsite we were given our requested pitch No D9 reason being it is a nice large corner site and has the benefit of the WiFi Router situated on the end of the pitch.
After setting up we partook of a take way omelette and chips. Very reasonable and good.
Sunday morning we got some Diesel for the journey home not so cheap here as Austria and Germany at 1.15 Euro's at Carrefour. In Austria it ranged from 96 cents a litre to 1.08. Germany around 1.08 to 1.09 and Luxembourg was 97 cents on the way home. After refuelling we drove to Calais for a look around oh dear what a dump. We then drove to the Two Caps and had Lunch at Wissent before driving down the coast to Wimereux. Very pleasant trip with good weather will put on some pictures below.
Well another lovely trip completed with new Campsites and Places visited. Met up with Old Friends and made New. The highlight of our holiday was our week spent 1,500 metres up in the High Tauern with the Thaler Family, past owners of Camping Jodl. Their new Chalet was lovely and quite large with 3 floors. Heated by an Air Exchanger it was so warm in there as it was cold out and some snow still on the ground. From the Kitchen you could see the Piste almost next door.
We managed to cover 3,632 miles overall with out any mishaps to car or caravan. Plus no call out to ADAC. Of course the Car did not do so many miles as the car and spent a week on its own at Camping Vierthaler while we were in the mountains.
No Health problems this year but the weather was the worst we have ever had so much rain and even snow when near Bitburg but as we travelled south it did improve, though some wet days in between some lovely hot sunny days.