Hotel Garni Wetterstein
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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 ...
... as it is the month for maintenance and inspections so skiers need to be very dedicated to walk up in order to ski down.
There are tour groups from every country and continent. South Americans, Pakistanis, Chinese, Japanese (they take pictures of everything!) Russians, etc.etc. we did not see any North American tours but lots of North Americans.
Swarovski Crystals a are made just outside of Innsbruck The gallery has been closed ...
... 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.
... sure feels cold. However that was not what was worrying me now as here at the
summit there were big red barriers across the road and there at the side was a
temporary little rough road leading down the mountain. It had temporary signs
with the names of towns on them but were these small local towns or were they
towns on this main route and was this just a works detour or is the main pass
I decided to chance this little road and of course ...
... the bridge, where many of the iconic pictures of the castle are taken from. I was so excited I practically ran onto this bridge which was a little more rickety than I would have liked but I was out there for a while anyway! The castle was magnificent- it was stunning against the background of the mountains. I could have stayed there all day, and would have been happy.
After taking some photos, we walked to the castle. It was even bigger than I could've ever imagined! We ...