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      10-17-2011, 10:26 AM   #1
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Exclamation Dackel's Stelvio Pass photos...




Stelvio Pass




Last month I decided on a little road trip South of the border. Namely to Stelvio. I think I have M3Adjuster to blame for it(!)… I got inspired after seeing his 1M ED photos of the Stelvio Pass. Thanks Mark! I really enjoyed my little weekend getaway… I hope you enjoy my photos…



Passo dello Stelvio




Mountain Passes…







Stelvio Pass

http://maps.google.de/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=de&geocode=&q=stelvio&sll=4 6.832013,10.445251&sspn=1.129289,2.897644&vpsrc=6& ie=UTF8&hq=stelvio&ll=46.833892,10.612793&spn=1.12 925,2.897644&t=m&z=9&cid=17557302448737537878&iwlo c=A



Nationalpark Stilfser Joch
Via De Simoni, 42 23032 BORMIO SO
Italia



The Stelvio Pass is about a three plus hour’s drive from Munich. Basically I drove South direction Brenner(Brenno Pass) towards Italy. It is also the same direction to Innsbruck, Austria. Then you make a “right turn” onto the A12 Austrian autobahn, just past “Imst” you get off the autobahn and get onto the “180” road, towards direction “Nauders”.

Nauders is where the that stone fortress (Festung Nauders: http://www.moesslang.net/nauders.htm ) carved into the roadside mountain. It is a pretty cool place to stop by and take a look at. Twice a week (during the summer time, May thru October, on Weds and Sundays at 3pm) it is also open to the public, as a museum walking tour of 1.5 hours long (6 euros pp). For more info you can call: Telefon: Herr Thoma, ++43 (0) 5473 / 87242 Mobil: +43 699 17163160


As I drove thru the scenic village of Nauders (also a great place to stay if your looking for an overnight stay) I came upon a traffic jam (stua!). Not your normal stua though… this time it was the local farmers taking their alpine cows home for the evening!


Cow videos – farmer’s cows coming home….











Then I drove all the way to the base of the Stelvio Pass to the small town of Stelvio, Italy. I found a really small and charming hotel in that small alpine village. Hotel Restaurant Traube This hotel was cheap (47 euros per night) and they also served dinner and breakfast AND had a WLAN internet access! Simply Wonderful!





Hotel Restaurant Traube
Dorf 1 Paese, 39029 Stelvio, Italy

info@hoteltraube.it
http://www.hoteltraube.it

+39 0473 611 751


Also on Face Book: Hotel Restaurant Traube


Ok, and now onto my photos!



Dackel






First some post cards…











My photos…



The Alps just South of Munich…


You can buy an österreich autobahnvignette at any of the German autobahn gas stations as you head South towards the Austrian border… you MUST have one affixed to your car’s windshield BEFORE you enter Austria(österreich).





Just entering Austria…






A few tunnels later…








Stopping for some “go juice” Shell V-Power100 octane…

PKW = cars
LKW = trucks


Nauders Festung (Fortress)…




















The village of Nauders...




Nice landscapes…












Some castles in Italy just before the Stelvio Pass…


My overnight hotel in Stelvio… Hotel Restaurant Traube








Another turn of the century road side fortress from WWI…






Awesome views!




The winding road up…








Shops at the summit…

















The huge rock pile on the North slope…













There were quite a few very narrow tunnels to pass thru!






Going down the Southern side(deeper into Italy)… wooden guardrails and smooth pavement…




OMG!




Many more tunnels ahead…








It just got tighter and tighter!




I wasn’t really expecting these long straights…



Going down that dam gravel road into Switzerland(CH)…


No guardrails, not stones, no nothing!


Picture postcard village…


Inside the village…









Come classic post cards thru the years of Bournio…













End.







Many more of my photos here à http://s764.photobucket.com/albums/x...telvio%20Pass/

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      10-17-2011, 10:36 AM   #2
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      10-17-2011, 11:27 AM   #3
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Very nice... I especially like those old photographs of the summit.

I was up there this summer on my motorcycle, a BMW, and enjoyed a lunch from the legendry 'wurst man'. A trip to the summit is not complete unless you sample his products.

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Beautiful... Is your car still on oem suspension it looks a bit lower to me or maybe it is your Michelins filling the gap?
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Beautiful... Is your car still on oem suspension it looks a bit lower to me or maybe it is your Michelins filling the gap?

Everything is stock except for a flash tune SW with 380 PS. I do have larger Michelin PS3's in 225/255's. They do fill the wheel wells better. I think also all my high speed autobahn driving I do... made the suspension take a lower "set". Just like my stock exhaust seems to be a bit louder than other 135i's I have heard.

here is an old thread on my tires....

My new Michelin PS3’s 225’s & 255’s…

http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=510873&highlight=michelin+PS3%27s
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nice shots, david! making me jealous on a daily basis!
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Dackelone...do most germans speak some conversational English?
Yes. Every school child takes six(+) years of English. Normally anyone under fifty years old speaks English. Espcially IF they work in a tourist industry like hotels, airports, rental cars, ect. English is the universal language that people use from all over europe.
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sorry will ask few offtopic q's about tires what you can tell about their longlivity and grip on the wet? With stock RF's I can't floor 3'rd gear on oem software that makes me nervous and think very bad things about car stability.

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Everything is stock except for a flash tune SW with 380 PS. I do have larger Michelin PS3's in 225/255's. They do fill the wheel wells better. I think also all my high speed autobahn driving I do... made the suspension take a lower "set". Just like my stock exhaust seems to be a bit louder than other 135i's I have heard.

here is an old thread on my tires....

My new Michelin PS3’s 225’s & 255’s…

http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=510873&highlight=michelin+PS3%27s
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Its def. on my List! Stelvio --> Großglockner --> Nürburgring

Next Year... one of this Three needs to be DONE!

RimasRS: Dump those damn RFT´s !!! The Grip with "normal" Tires is much much better! Belive me, you dont need a 135i to feel that

*Edit* GREAT Photos btw!!! I allmost forgot to say this ;-)
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nice photos!

as for the gravel section - so far i turned around every time some gravel or cow-xxxx turned up in front of me in the new car - which can lead to many additional kilometers where i live
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Stelvio Pass...

I found these two great photos online. They really show what its like up there at Stelvio. The road surface is really quite bumpy in certain places - but the road is such a GREAT drive!

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EPIC!! This is the route I wanted to do on my Euro trip but weather did not permit.. had to turn back at the base of the Alps with black clouds looking very foreboding! Congrats on excellent pics and what looks to be a great time.
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Wow! Thanks for posting these.. glad I inspired you! it's neat to be able to look at your photos and see so many of the places I drove! it was getting dark on me and I was pressed for time, so had no way to take the time to take as many photos...thank you!
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Thanks for sharing! Beautiful scenery and seeing your car within those pictures gave me a bit of a 007 Bond feel ...
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