Hotel Rigele Royal
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... cave in the world!?). The Ice Cave was amazing, with temperatures dropping to -2 degrees C (below 30 F) It was something we'd never seen before. Northern Europe has certainly more of a modern feel compared to Portugal, Spain, and Italy. Almost everyone speaks English as a second language, bathrooms are finally properly equipped, and public transportation is more modern and efficient. We even got to ride on one of those "James Bond" (as we called it) trains where you get your ...
... the 1960's when the Catholic Church approved the practice of cremation. So I assume you rest for 12 peaceful years in the cemetery and then are cremated to make room for the recently deceased. We saw a fresh grave there where a lady had just been buried a week or so earlier.
Hallstatt was very memorable, and we enjoyed our train ride back to Vienna on Sunday afternoon. Austria is truly a beautiful country.
Just a wee jaunt planned for today. The master plan is to head for the " lake district" of Sound of Music fame. We looked at going to Salzburg and signing up for a 50th anniversary Sound of Music tour. For $50 each we were going to be driven in a bus to the lake district so it seemed obvious to just stick with Plan A. Before all of this we're going to have a lazy day to take advantage of another ...
... 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 ...
We do go from one extreme to another. This town is super tiny. It's here because salt used to mean big money and they had a salt mine. We will ride another funicular up the side of a mountain (a recurring theme with us) tomorrow to tour the mine. It was closed by the time we got to it today.
We left early and walked to the underground station which was literally 3 minutes from our hotel. So awesome we have small suitcases to ...