Bludenz Alpine City of BeautyFORM 1 - for visitors from CHINA ; City of SALZBURG Austria special summer program 2012. Our Bludenz , tausend years of history , venues, sights and activities : Treffpunkt George Actualities Bludenz : Mayor invites 256 senior citizens to a days outing ( Bludenz.at ) Bludenz - old fountain - city center - dates back to Middle ages - view of Werdenbergerstrasse more than travel to go is a day trip to Brand - Brandnertal, Bregenz , and the Bodensee , close to Warth and Tyrol . City of Warth lies in the vicinity of Bludenz , Lech and St. Anton am Arlberg , Tirol . - - Also : Music from Ecuador ; Alpine city, videos, photography, Alpenstadt - Videos, Fotos, stories and tales about Bludenz ; Bludenz, city in the western part of Austria Bludenz ist eine Stadt im Westen Oesterreichs - Vorarlberg ; more photography about Austria - HERE (more pictures here) LINKS to more BLUDENZ pages
Bludenz is my home - I honor the city where I grew up - middle sized town in Western Austria - with its pristine alpine sights surrounding it.
The forests around Bludenz are kept in excellent condition, the forestry department doing a great job here. There is a consistent re-forestation program inplace, and the city council under mayor Katzenmayer is doing everything it can to preserve our city 's beauty. Our gratitude goes out to our mayor Katzenmayr.
The castle of Rosenegg is said to be haunted ( tale of the white Damsel . As young boys we visited the castle and its former owners the industrial tycoon Mahle . Mrs. Mahle was a very pleasant and kind woman who showed us around the castle, she was pleased to do so. We did not come across the white Damsel but we had an irky feeling climbing up the castle's staircase.
The fir forest surrounding the castle is a beauty in itself, and can be accessed through the village of Buers where I lived for the first part of my life.
Pristine beauty all around our home, the green meadows, blooming mountains, fruit gardens.
Nowhere have I seen such beauty including Tibet which is what may be the closest in Alpine scenery.
Let us hope this views will remain for many generations to enjoy.
Pludenz (old designated Name) - Bludenz is the capital of the district of the same name and is situated on 570 meters altitude, terraced above the valley of the Ill and the alluvial fan of the gallows creek ravine.
The city lies at the junction of the valleys Walgau, Brandner Tal (Rätikon), Montafon (Silvretta), Klostertal (Arlberg) and (Ill-a little further down) Walsertal. 48.5 percent of the municipal area is wooded. Neighboring communities of Bludenz Nüziders, Raggal, Innerbraz, Bartholomäberg, St Anton im Montafon are, Lorüns, Stallehr and Bürs. Parts of the city of Bludenz are: Old Town, Ausserbraz, Bing's Cross, well field (with the Monastery of St. Peter ), Gasünd, Mokry, Obdorf, Rungelin, Radin (Runggelin) subfield Sankt Leonhard, south Tyrolean town of Bludenz "mountain" is the Muttersberg - mother's mountain with 1402 meters height.
The walk from Bludenz Laz on the mother mountain is about 1 ½ to 2 hours. The mountain can also be reached by the mother's mountain cable car and offers a panoramic view over the valley town of Bludenz, in the Rätikon and in the Silvretta. Finds from the Bronze Age suggest the earliest settlement at the foot of the Montikels. The village was named first in 830. Chur in Urban kingdom documentary appeared in the Carolingian estates directory 842 named "Pludeno", hence the name "Pludenz".
The fable of Castle Rosenegg ( Buers ):
On the castle at Rosenegg Bürs you can sometimes meet an enchanted damsel who is waiting for redemption. The people with whom she met, and pleaded with, in order to accomplish the work of redemption are promised wealth as a reward for her rescue. A young boy from Bürs has been the last one to see her.
One evening the boy just before dark went just behind the castle to collect a bundle of wood he had gathered together and tied to carry it home. Suddenly the damsel was standing in snow-white robes shining before him, looked at him kindly and said:
"Little boy, remove your bundle again, you could do me a great service. For many years I have lived here, but today you could save me today. You'd be just the man to do so".
The little boy replied. "It is already late, the evening bell has rung long ago, and my mother is waiting at home for the wood for the kitchen So now I must run home quickly and bring her the timber, but after dinner I will come, there is moonlight tonight so I can find the way quickly. "
"Go now," the girl said, "but come back and be determined and do not forget to take three consecrated branches of Palm !" When the boy finished supper, he jumped quickly into the upper room, took three consecrated palm branches and ran back up to the castle. The lady of the castle already met him, smiled at him gratefully and took him into the palace. Bravely the boy went along behind the tall figure.
Down over a stone staircase twelve or fifteen steps - in a vault. In the dark corners of the cellar was a large iron chest, there sat motionless on its cover a large black dog.
"Now look, dear boy," said the lady, "You must strike the dog with your three consecrated branches. After the third stroke the dog to jump off of the box. 'I'll pass you from some of my key chain the key to the chest and you can unlock the chest. The treasure that is inside belongs to you, and I am saved."
The boy listened intently and nodded understandingly. Immediately he took a rod and gave the dog a shock. As the animal began to growl viciously that it echoed throughout the vault, rolled his eyes and swell to an uncanny size. Although anxiety crept upon the boy, he took to the second rod and struck the dog again. But now it was even worse. The dog snarled and growled so loud that the poor boy was overcome with chills. The animal's eyes shone like fire wheels, and his back grew up at the ceiling of the vault. The bravery suddenly left the boy. The third rod still in hand, he ran crying out of the castle and over hill and dale to get home. "
Behind him came the damsel out of the castle, wailing , ranking hands she bitterly complained: "Now I have to wait again one hundred years and live here, till the one comes to save me."
Sometimes one can hear the white damsel when walking in the dense forests near the castle. On few occasions she appeared to lonely wanderers who reported the sights. more here : page 2