I was in Vienna already in 2018, but for 2020 Janne and I toured the Vienna museums before heading to the ski resorts in Austrian alps. This allowed a new visit to Haus des Meeres, the refurbished bunker-turned-into-and-aquarium, and visits to three other bunkers.
It turned out that Haus des Meeres had been renovated to be almost no longer recognisable as a bunker. Still, they had a tour of the bunker side, but sadly our timing didn't allow staying for that. Maybe next time.
We also visited the control tower pair of the Haus des Meeres flak tower at Esterhazypark (the latter held the guns). Sadly, we could see the control tower, Flakturm Stiftskaserne, but no get closer due to it being inside a closed city block. The coordinates for the bunker are: N 48.2016 E 16.3560.
The location of all the Flaktowers built in 2nd World War can be found from the Wikipedia page. Towers were only built in Berlin, Hamburg, and Vienna, although there were plans to add more to München, Bremen, and other cities.
Today these structures remain in view to remind of us of the horrors of war. We think of ourselves are educated and civilised, but there's ample evidence that societies can convince themselves to build horrible weapons of war and rage insane and immoral battles that leave tens of millions of people dead. It is everyone's responsibility to make sure this does not happen again.
Sure, Tim Durtschi and Colter Hinchliffe might have taken their Ford Ranger to the ends of the Earth in their latest film , but for some true off-roading, check out this rock crawling action. The real question, though? RC or real-life? What do you think? Either way, that's quite impressive. RELATED: Colter Hinchliffe and Tim Durtschi's New Film
We've seen Kilian Jornet do a lot of sketchy stuff through the years, but this might take the cake. Apparently nothing keeps him from jaunting across a precarious ridge like an ibex—not even a fresh layer of snow. I'd suggest bringing a pair of skis next time, but where's the fun in that? RELATED: Cody Townsend and Jeremy Jones Take on Alaska's Meteorite Peak
These days, TGR productions are logistically complex and high-budget, but it wasn't always that way. Back in the day, it was just the Jones boys, a camera, and some friends willing to ski or snowboard crazy lines. With that in mind, we're always stoked to see small, independent ski films break onto the scene. Check out some of our favorites from the past year: Related: Check Out TGR's Favorite Stories of 2019 1. Ice & Palms - Bikepack Skiing Across the Alps Jochen Mesle, Max Kroneck,