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New hermit for Saalfelden

A Belgian man, Stan Vanuytrech, has been selected the next resident hermit at the Saalfelden hermitage in the Austrian Alps, continuing a 350-year tradition. The town mayor indicated that Vanuytrech “radiates calm and comes across as well-anchored.” URLs: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-39638820; https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/19/hes-hired-belgian-lands-dream-job-as-hermit-for-austrian-cliffside-retreat

Cave hermit wanted (Austria)

From “The Local Austria”, this byline: “The Austrian town of Saalfelden in the state of Salzburg is looking for someone to live in a nearby hermitage which was built more than 350 years ago in steep, rocky cliffs.” Full-text (these items tend to disappear from the web): The Austrian town of Saalfelden in the state […]