Hotel Almenrausch und Edelweiss
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... trap, no doubt, but I've wanted to visit it. I had no idea that Germany and Austria were so devout in the Catholic religion. We saw wood carved crucifixes along the roadside and here and there on mountain sides. Our guide told us it was not a marking for accidents or anything tragic, it was just a place for hunters or woodsman to go and pray when they were away from the village.
Our final destination for the evening was Innsbruck, a lovely city with a ...
... since September and won't reopen until May so the tour groups had to get there crystal fix at the store in Innsbruck. It is really quite a large store with some magnificent pieces.
Innsbruck looks so different with the market. I completely missed the Golden Roof the first day we were walking around. It changes the context of the square so much.
We we really enjoyed our stay in Innsbruck and now we are off to Salzburg.
We drove from Lindau to Innsbruck. It is about a 2 hour drive without stops on mostly 4 lane road and good highways. We already had out Austrian Road sticker. We got that when we went to Lichtenstein.
Driving through the Alps is not like driving through the mountains in western Canada. The Germans and Austrians don't believe in going around a mountain if you can go through it. We figure 1/4 of our trip was in tunnels!
... and I am writing this blog and studying the maps
to try and work out exactly what town I am actually in. According to my satnav I
am in the Austrian town of Lermoos but how the hell I ever got here I do not
know as I'm sure its not normally on my route home and looking at the maps its
well off the beaten track from my normal route so I'm totally confused!!
Whatever has gone wrong was perhaps meant to have gone wrong as the area is just
... it stopped so abruptly with the construction. We had some time to walk around the city, and make our way back down the hill. This time, we took a horse and carriage ride back down from the castle. It was a different route than the bus we took on the way up, and it was quite nice when enjoyed with our mulled wine we picked up along the way! :) We then took the train back to Munich, and before long, the day was almost finished! It was such an amazing day. I had always ...