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Rosenburg Castle & Danish Crown Jewels

Cruising time! On Sunday we packed up our suitcases, ate our breakfast and said goodbye to the hot hostel (yay!) and headed to the cruise ship. The check in process was extremely fast and easy and we quickly checked our bags and got our room keys……but we did not get on the boat. With all of Copenhagen waiting for us …

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Spain’s National Library & Archaeology Museum

The second half of Friday involved visiting the National Library, kinda meh, but we barely read Spanish so some of it was lost on us…..   The National Archaeology Museum, pretty cool, lots of good exhibits and covered the region’s cultural development well. This included several coin/metal hords found buried which made K’s eyes glimmer. Also tossed in a few mummies …

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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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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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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.   …

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An unexpected highlight, St. Peter’s Church

This morning (Saturday) we took our time getting out the door hoping that the rain would let up a little bit. Our plan was to go to the Salzburg fortress, more on that later, but wanted to make a quick stop at St. Peter’s church since it was mentioned in our book and right next door. We wandered into the …

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Altars and Alligators

Friday was our first full day in Salzburg. The rain poured down all day so we opted for more indoor activities. After a quick ham and cheese croissant sandwich for breakfast we walked to the DomQuarter which included the Salzburg cathederal, and the historic Prince Archbishop residence rooms (baroque style), cathederal museum, cathederal organ’s crows nest, residence art gallery, art …