Hotel Garni Schwarzer Adler
Travel Blogs from Bruck an der Mur
... were still quite a lot of brickwork as well as a clock and a bell tower. Apparently the city paid a ransom to save these. We have a long day travelling tomorrow getting up at 4:30 so we spent the late afternoon packing and clearing up. We have been without internet at our accomodation but there is free city internet in certain areas so we have been able to plan our transport using ...
... operated by a chap with quite good English and a real passion for the
history and architecture.
As well as a pride in the historical
there is everywhere an interest in modern design and art. The
ultimate expression of this is the Kunst haus. A gallery of modern
art. We have affectionately labelled the building “the slug” as
it somewhat resembles some marine creature comfortably nestling in
amongst the baroque churches and 17century apartment blocks.
... br> The trip over the Semmering pass was
as spectacular as indicated in the literature. The train was a real
contrast to the rattletrap we recently took up to Albury. Very
smooth, free wifi on board, display screens with info about next
stop, speed, current location maps, and of course, on time.
At Graz we walked around to our
apartment. It is perfectly adequate and ...
So weird to be back here without any snow!! It's just as nice with all the green mountains though.. Still making epic meals there for dinners, forgot how much I missed dinner at hopfy. I didn't really do much here, spent my time stressing about having literally no money. One card had been skimmed in Turkey and I forgot the pin to the other!! Not a good feeling ...
... only took cash so have no credit card details for auto top-up. They can always send us a bill!!
Proceeded into Austria. We had read about the Unesco listed Semmeringbahn Railway, completed in 1854, which enables the train from Vienna to reach Trieste in Italy in 13 hours, travelling through the mountains, climbing 457 metres with 16 viaducts, 15 tunnels and over 100 bridges - what an achievement for that era!