Monday, October 7, 2013

Don't blink, or you'll miss it!

Three countries in the same day.... gotta love Europe!!

We left Munich early and spent most of yesterday at Fussen, where we toured around the beautiful Neuschwanstein Castle.

Germany's most famous castle.

"Love Locks" on the railings of
the bridge over  Marienbr├╝cke..

Austrian landscape - gorgeous!

After a wicked good meal (of REAL meat this time - LOL!!) at a cool little steak haus near the Austrian border, we headed to Innsbruck - and of course, we had to drink a bit more beer last nite... How could we not?? LOL!

This morning, we rode a cable car and two gondolas (google Nordkette, if you are interested) almost all the way to the top of Hafelekarspitze. We hung out until the clouds burned off, allowing us to hike around and get some amazing views of the Alps. By mid-afternoon, we were back in the Fiat and racing down the bundesstrasse once again - destination: Lucerne, Switzerland.

Innsbruck - from the Seegrube leg of the gondola ride.

Here's where the fun fact for today comes in: We were in Austria, Liechtenstein, and Switzerland... all within a few hours - where else except Europe can that happen!! So cool.

Liechtenstein is the world's 6th smallest country.
Don't blink - or you'll miss it!

Tonite, we chilled at the lounge in our hotel here on the shores of Lake Lucerne, and I paid just over $20 for a spiced rum..... oy.... Tomorrow is planned as a 'shopping' day, since old-town Lucerne is apparently the quintessential Swiss Alpine experience - from chocolate to watches to knives to cheese.... So be warned - if I'm bringing you a souvenir, it will likely be from here! And it maybe slightly melted! Ha ha!!


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

man!,, what beutiful country,,and towns,,you are sure covering lots of territory,,,looks like you two are enjoying it immensly,,love ya both,, dunkster and elmo,,,,