Travel Blogs from Kirchberg
... book had a wide range of hymns from Johann Sebastion and before, right up to the 1990's. We skipped queueing up for the bread but I did say a little prayer for the rain to stop. It was only drizzling when we came out so I am not sure if that counts. The climb up involved some serious stairs but it was well worth the views. The fortifications were destroyed by Napoleon in 180X, ...
... 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 ...
Another beautiful morning as we travel to Graz. After a delightful night at Landhaus Osborne, we had breakfast delivered to our room, so I had breakfast in my pajamas. Heaven! We have an easy drive to Graz where we spend one night. So perhaps some general observations about Austria are in order..
Their spring is beautiful. The fields are a bright green punctuated with the yellow of dandelions and buttercups. The trees are ...
Another solid nights rest was a good base for a day of exploration that started with an Austrian coffee in the middle of the town river on a unique floating/moored restaurant that was actually a bridge. After that we headed for the big attraction of Graz, the Schlossberg which is a huge castle rising above the town on a sheer cliff. After the previous days exercise we decided to catch the lift to the top. The lift actually ascends inside ...