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... to expect of the tour, but were extremely surprised with how detailed and entertaining it was. Immediately entering the tour, we were given miners clothes to put on. Then there was a large room with extra large pictures of the mine throughout the centuries and what life was like to be apart of it. Our tour guide then walked us 300 meters (nearly 1000 feet) into the mine through a deep tunnel in the mountain. We learned all about how the salt was deposited billions of years ago when a ...
... space was so limited in Hallstatt, a person usually remained undisturbed in their grave for 12 years. After that, their bones were dug up and placed in a bone house behind the church. The skulls were painted with the person's name and decorated, and their other bones were stacked together like firewood! The priests' skulls were elevated on a box and had candles beside them. The practice of putting bones in the bone house ...
... told the price for staying. I was feart to ask a third time! Installed before lunchtime, a first for us, we had time to wander round the village and then find a hotel with a sheltered patio in the sunshine to partake of a little nourishment. The little turned out to be rather a lot, but a bottle of best wine (well Austrian best) helped to wash it down. Back at the ranch, it was a case of shorts ...
... were allowed to participate in. Okay, we sat in a pew and listened as it was all conducted in German. Our tour took about ninety minutes after which we headed West, then Southwest to the Lake District know as Salzkammergut and the region near Hallstatt. Salz means salt in German and the area is still producing salt from the mines nearby.
We passed through many tunnels cut in the the mountains which make up the Eastern edge of the Alps. Many imposing peaks both very ...
... a bunch of extra places for like a nano-second. We knew we would have to cross a lake by ferry to get to our little town, so we were looking for a lake at about the time we were supposed to be here. That was helpful. With all the extra little stops, it wasn't on time though. Only a little late. The trip took about 4 hrs.
A little excitement for us tonight. I had just started typing this and all the power went out. Pitch black in ...