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Castles and Bouncy Bridges in the Austrian Alps

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The My Way Alpine Europe Tour I'm leading is well underway, as we hopscotch across borders through the Alps. After a memory-packed day traveling from the Dolomites to Bavaria, we popped back into Austria for an early-evening hike to a ruined castle (Ehrenberg, above Reutte) and a wobbly ramble over a very long and very high suspension bridge. My friend Armin dreamed up, spearheaded, and now manages this exciting new activity that's bringing lots of visitors to his little town. We're 400 feet above our teeny tour bus, at the point where three valleys converge -- a strategic location since this was the Roman Via Claudia. The joy on our group's faces shows the fun in mixing exhilarating experiences with historical sights.

(My tour assistant, Trish Feaster, also blogged about our adventure in Reutte at her website, The Travelphile.)

This is Day 60 of my 100 Days in Europe series. As I lead tours, research my guidebooks, and make new TV shows, I'm reporting on my experiences and lessons learned in Vienna, the Alps, the Low Countries, England, and beyond. Find more on my travel blog.

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