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... market, but we only had one night there, barely enough time to enjoy the atmosphere. Compared to other markets and such, we found shopping was better in Innsbruck compared to Munich. Swarovski crystal originated here and so that was also a big shopping draw. Their most recent orb for Christmas is exquisite!
While in Munich, I took a side trip without Jon to Salzburg, Austria. I've always wanted to visit Salzburg ever since I saw the "Sound of Music". Our ...
... just a market but also decorations. There us an alleyway that has all the story book characters up on the second story balconies and windows. Little Red Ridinghood, Pinocchio, mother Goose, etc. Parents bring their kids and it is fun to watch the kids identify the characters.
Innsbruck is a very old and beautiful city. It is small, 130,000 and sits between two mountain ranges in a narrow valley. We did see skiers but the lifts don't operate ...
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!
... I had seen the last of the Alps but for sure
that is not the case. What I have just come through was pretty much green grass
covered mountains but looking ahead towards Innsbruck the towering dolomite
peaks just look totally amazing. I really never thought there was much to see
around this area but it just goes to show you don't know until you go see.
I stopped at one town and stood there for about 20 minutes or so just
taking photos and watching ...
... building process for 14 years. The outside was completely finished, however only about 80% of the inside was completed. When the King died, the construction stopped, plus this was a very expensive castle to start with.
We finally got to the castle, and we had a chance to walk around the town before heading up to the castle. We took the bus up to the castle, even though we had the option for a horse and carriage ride or to walk. We went as far as the bus would go, and ...