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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 ...
... since September and won't reopen until May so the tour groups had to get there crystal fix at the store in Innsbruck. It is really quite a large store with some magnificent pieces.
Innsbruck looks so different with the market. I completely missed the Golden Roof the first day we were walking around. It changes the context of the square so much.
We we really enjoyed our stay in Innsbruck and now we are off to Salzburg.
We drove from Lindau to Innsbruck. It is about a 2 hour drive without stops on mostly 4 lane road and good highways. We already had out Austrian Road sticker. We got that when we went to Lichtenstein.
Driving through the Alps is not like driving through the mountains in western Canada. The Germans and Austrians don't believe in going around a mountain if you can go through it. We figure 1/4 of our trip was in tunnels!
... br> At one point while heading up this fantastic road I stopped to photo a old
castle which stood on a high rock at the edge of the road. While here I realised
there was not much traffic at all coming down this road and so began to wonder
if it was even open over the pass.
Back on my bike and upwards we go. No cars at all and I really am getting
worried. All the parking areas along the way have large "Closed" signs over them
and road working ...
... would be going to Neuschwanstein Castle for the day. I was so excited to be able to see this castle, and it has been one of my top places to see since I was little. I met my guide, and soon our group was on our way! We had about a 2 hour train ride to the town where the castle was, and on the way our tour guide told us some history about the castle and different stories about the area and King Ludwig II, who built the castle. The castle was actually never finished, and was ...