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Published: April 27th 2019
Today was a travel day to get us to Austria where we will be staying two nights. We are in a quaint ski town in the Alps called Kitzbuhel. Along the way here we stopped at a former palace near Munich, Germany called Nymphenburg. It was the summer home of many rulers of Bavaria. It was started in 1664 but was constantly being added on to through the late 1800's. It was very beautiful there in spite of the bad weather.
After a bus tour around Munich, we walked to the old part of the city. We arrived just in time to hear the glockenspiel show. It is a large glockenspiel in the town hall which has a show three times a day and attracts a very large audience. Once the show was over we headed out to get something to eat.
Munich is the home of the Haufbrau Haus, the most well-known tavern in the world. Most people who visit Munich visit there for German food, beer, and a German music show. We decided we wanted something other than German food so off we went to an Irish Pub. We were in heaven. We got great food but
more importantly we got great big tall glasses of ICE water complete with lemon slices. The rest of the time we were in Munich we shopped and visited the beautiful St. Peter's Catholic Church. We didn't know we could climb the tower there or we probably would have tried!
Once we left Munich we headed to Austria and the Alps. We hit some freezing rain, cold temps, and miserable weather. Most people were napping on the bus until the Alps came in to view. They were covered with snow and they were beautiful! we made one pit stop before we continued on to Kitzbuhel. I think I mentioned about paying money to go to the restroom when we stop. I included some pictures today of the meter and turnstile.
Sadly we arrived at Kitzbuhel just as everything in the town closed or was closing. We are sad as there are so many cute places and we will not get the chance to look around. Tomorrow is Sunday and most all the stores will be closed and we will leave early on Monday. We did take a chance to walk around town and found two churches with beautiful cemeteries.
One church was open so went inside. Oh my, are we so glad we did. It was a very old church called Liebfrauenkirche. The earliest mention of this church I documents was in the 1300's. It was built in a Gothic style but has a beauriful baroque interior. There was an organ in the loft but I couldn't get a good picture and it was locked. We did get several beautiful pictures of the area.
Dinner tonight was a buffet again with local specialties. Our dinner hour is usually 7 pm which is a little late for me. we usually get up at 5:45 or so every morning because our bags have to be packed and outside our room by 7 am. This is not a trip for those who like to sleep in or need a lot of time for rest. Tomorrow we head to Salzburg so night al!
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