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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.
... towns as usual are extremely well kept
and with all the surrounding mountains make for great photography.
I have never been up this road or even this neck of the world before so was
not sure what to expect. I had a feeling yesterday I had saw the last of the
mighty big Alpine peaks but how wrong I was.
Soon this road starts making its way up into the mountains and there are
loads of warning signs for snow tyres and icy conditions etc. However that ...
... be more adventurous and got Beef Stroganoff and the Filet. Tirzah and I definitely had the more impressive offering, since in order to prepare our dishes they wheeled out two table side carts and began to do all of the prep work and cooking right there in front of us! It was a great experience and the end result was incredible as well. There was certainly no shortage of butter in this particular dish but that richness was well appreciated by everyone since we were kind ...