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Magnet gallery grows

We are back in Seattle after a lot of flying with an hour plus break to stretch our legs in Iceland. Thanks for reading and we hoped you enjoyed the trip. We will get a few extra pictures and details of the last few days up as well.

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More Nymphenburg Palace Pics

Now that K is awake, here are more pictures of inside Nymphenburg palace, and the garden ‘out buildings’.   We had a lovely time strolling through the expansive grounds.  In edition to all the palace bling, we saw in the park ducklings, goslings, koi swans, and hundreds of pollywogs.

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The House of Wittlesbach is nice too

Outside of the Fantastic treasury that has been filled over the last nine hundred years by the house of the wittlesbach they’ve got a pretty nice house too. The palace was started in about 1200 and was added on to many times over the succeeding centuries. For example the stone rooms with interesting names like: the Eternal room, the world …

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Another empire’s Treasury

The house of Wittlesbach was founded in the 11th century and reigned uninterrupted until 1918.  During this time they collected quite the haul of goodies, even though their empire around munich wasn’t that large. They were bordered on the east by Salzburg and their archbishops and the Habsburgs, who you saw their Treasury earlier.  As we saw you don’t need …

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Nymphenburg Palace & Botanical Gardens

Today (Weds.) we left Salzburg and took the morning train to Munich. The ride was uneventful and we U-Bahn-ed it to our hotel by 11:00 (our room is nice but increadably small). Not even room to open 1 suitcase without putting it on the only chair- oh well it is only 2 nights. J wanted to go to the botanical …

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Eisriesenwelt Ice Caves

Today (Tuesday) we traveled south from Salzburg by train to the town of Werfen to visit the largest ice cave in the world. The town is also known for its cliff mounted fortress which we admired from a far.   The ice cave complex, which is 42 kilometers long forms huge seas of ice over the winter when wet cold …

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More Hallstad Pics from J

Prior to leaving for Hallstad we walked the Mirabella palace gardens, seen below. Hallstad, nestled on the side of the mountain, right on the lake was a delight for the eyes. The forcast said for the 3 hours that we would be there, there was a 90% chance of pouring rain but it did not rain a drop until it …

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Hallstadt in the salzkummergut

A quick one hour bus ride away from Salzburg is a small little town of Hallstadt. It’s in the Lake District near Salzburg or the salzkummergut as the austrians like to say. Hallstadt is a beautiful Town nestled next to a lake and right at the base of a bunch of mountains and by a giant cliff. There’s apparently been …

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Too much Tiesto

Today was a somewhat blah day. The rain is back and we had a rough nights sleep. Our hotel, apparently, has a nightclub sharing some of the bottom floor of the building -not that I have seen any evidence of this- I think it is one of those empty warehouse, one minute it is there one minute it is gone, …

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Salzburg Fortress

Our second stop on Saturday was at the Salzburg Fortress which towers over the town. We took a short ride on a venicular up the cliff face and began exploring.  The views from the fortress were stunning.  The cloud cover obscured some of the mountain detail but the full valley was in plain view including the town and river.   …