Days 4 – 5 in Europe: Austria

A continuation of our Europe trip begun in:
Days 1 – 3 in Europe: Switzerland

Then, it was off to Innsbruck – home of the Winter Olympics in 1964 and 1976. More than that, this city is a historical treasure trove of cobblestone streets and classic European architecture. It was the seat of the Holy Roman Empire in the early 1400’s.

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So happy we got to sit outside and enjoy our food (schnitzel, as the Austrians do).

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We came across an enchanting outdoor concert by the local orchestra. We each grabbed a glass (read: plastic cup) of wine and settled down for the show … until a thunderstorm drove us out an hour later.

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The view from our hotel (above) wasn’t too bad.

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Medieval fighting was no joke – as we found out at Schloss Ambras (a Medieval castle).

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Fussen, Germany. Our pitstop the night before our Neuschwanstein Castle tour. Note: We weren’t originally going to visit this town (we were suppose to be hiking to a mountain Hutte outside of Innsbruck), but a torrential downpour – and a severe flood warning – kept us away.

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Above, our trials with the GoPro camera, and, below, the crazy rain that fell during and after our castle tour. We walked out to clouds and a storm and had to sprint for 20 minutes down the mountainside.

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See the continuation of our trip in:
Days 6 – 8 in Europe: Salzburg
Days 9 – 11 in Europe: Prague
The Admont Abbey Library, Austria

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4 thoughts on “Days 4 – 5 in Europe: Austria

  1. What was my comment about the weather?? But you two always make the best of it. I could NEVER do a trip like that because I couldn’t hike! Your pictures are so great. Now, how about the temperature?

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