Saturday, September 3, 2011

Beautiful Innsbruck

We have really enoyed our last two nights in Austria at the lovely old town of Innsbruck. We stayed at an hotel in the old part of the city and the hotel was first opened to guests in 1459. Mozart and his father stayed here in 1769 when he was just 13. The hotel is beautiful but the towels seem thin enough to have been in use since Mozart's visit.
We have enjoyed the quiet and relaxed air of the town and there were many weddings today at the town hall in the market place. We also visited the Imperial Palace and gardens and saw many beautiful rooms used by the Hapsburg family.
There were also many huge oil paintings of various members of the Austrian aristocracy and we were able to wander through the palace rooms inlcuding the chapel which was dedicated to Prince Franz Joseph, by his wife, Maria Therese.
The photo of the car being loaded onto the back of a truck was something we saw on our walk around the newer part of the city- a car was impounded for illegally parking in a parking space for a disabled person.
We're off to Venice tomorrow and can't believe that we will be home in a week's time. I have even resisted buying any fabric even though I found some today as I know I'll be busy when I get home and the fabric will probably sit in the cupboard. I'm also mindful of still wanting to travel light to make it easier to get on and off the trains.
Back later.
Hugs, Jan Mac




1 comment:

Lynne said...

You are very strong to resist buying souvenir fabric! ;-)