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After 2 days in Munich, we meandered south towards Austria. We stopped at the summer palace, Linderhof Castle, built by "mad, King Ludwig" where it began to snow, the first of the season. Hard to believe it started so late in the Bavarian mountains. It was a small palace, but extremely ornate and extravagant.
Our lunch stop was in the small town of Oberammergau, famous for its performance of the Passion Play done every 10 years. It was charming and a ...
... fries several times! She put a potato on a spiky thing on a drill and drove it through a cutter. I have attached a video.
The markets are filled with Christmas stuff and lots of other things from sparkly jewelery to wooden toys for both kids and pets. You have to look carefully to pick out the real arts and crafts from the imported junk, it is all there and I am sure it will just be more and more as the markets get bigger.
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... than the tunnels the trip was uneventful til we got to Innsbruck. The Altstadt (old town) christmasmarket had started on the weekend. Our hotel was on the christmasmarket street. After a couple of misses and drive bys we finally pulled into the market, found the hotel and the receptionist told John where the parking was and that he needed to do a U turn and get off the street right away! The car is parked until we leave on Thursday.
... br> At one point while heading up this fantastic road I stopped to photo a old
castle which stood on a high rock at the edge of the road. While here I realised
there was not much traffic at all coming down this road and so began to wonder
if it was even open over the pass.
Back on my bike and upwards we go. No cars at all and I really am getting
worried. All the parking areas along the way have large "Closed" signs over them
and road working ...
... full experience of the drag lifts, and getting a free ride down the chair lift! Tracy didn't know how to ski so I have her the quick run down before we headed down the hills! She got the hang of it pretty well and pretty soon she was flying down the hills! (literally, she couldn't always slow down) We had a really fun day though and only had issues with our skis once! There was snow or something packed into my boot or ski and I'm not kidding ...