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Christmas in Austria

Photos: Day 10

AUSTRIA | Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | Photo Gallery

My last day in Salzburg =(. I went out to and up the Untersberg and then back to town for a bit of last minute errands. Early night because I have to get up at 3am for my flight.
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Photos: Day 9 Innsbruck Bergisel and Around Innsbruck

AUSTRIA | Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | Photo Gallery

The Olympic ski jump. Amazing to visit in and of itself but again for the amazing panoramas. Some of the sites around town like the golden roof, statues and the Triumphforte.
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Photos: Day 9 Around Innsbruck

CANADA | Tuesday, 27 Dec 2011 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Day 9 Innsbruck Schloss Ambras

AUSTRIA | Tuesday, 27 Dec 2011 | Photo Gallery

I sped through here because I really only came to see the spanish hall and was running out of time.
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Photos: Day 9 Innsbruck Swarovski Kristalwelten (Crystal World)

AUSTRIA | Tuesday, 27 Dec 2011 | Photo Gallery

This is a museum attraction of sorts Swarovski built of all things art and crystal across from their HQ and factory in Wattens just outside Innsbruck.
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Photos: Day 8 Residence Palace State Rooms

AUSTRIA | Monday, 26 Dec 2011 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Day 7 Christmas Mozart Dinner Concert

AUSTRIA | Monday, 26 Dec 2011 | Photo Gallery

One of the oldest restaurants in the world with history going back to 803. Performance between courses by two opera singers and a string ensemble all students at the Mozarteum school.
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Photos: Day 7 Sleigh ride in alps

AUSTRIA | Monday, 26 Dec 2011 | Photo Gallery


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Day 7 - Merry Christmas

AUSTRIA | Monday, 26 Dec 2011 | Views [595] | Video

It was an early morning this morning but not to open presents under a tree. I was hoping on a bus to a sleigh ride. It was beautiful, sunny and crisp this morning and I was once again joined by my adopted family here in Salzburg, Linda and Julie. The ... Read more >


Photos: Day 6 - Oberndorf Silent Night Chapel

AUSTRIA | Sunday, 25 Dec 2011 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Day 6 - Hohensalzburg Fortress

AUSTRIA | Saturday, 24 Dec 2011 | Photo Gallery

The fortress and the firing of the cannons at noon.
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Day 6

AUSTRIA | Saturday, 24 Dec 2011 | Views [604] | Video

Frohe Weihnachten!! Merry Christmas! Today is the big holiday here in Austria. Today everything closes down around noon and everyone heads home for a big meal with the family. Most families also attend mass during the day/night at some point and then ... Read more >


Photos: Day 5 - Salzburg

AUSTRIA | Friday, 23 Dec 2011 | Photo Gallery

lazy day around town and at stiegl brewery
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Day 5

CANADA | Friday, 23 Dec 2011 | Views [401] | Video

So it is the day before the day before Christmas which is like Christmas eve here. Yesterday was amazing but I was exhausted. Slept all night in into this morning. Got up a little later than usual and headed down for breakfast. Was sort of a lazy morning ... Read more >


Photos: Day 4 Vienna -From Buses and Trains

AUSTRIA | Friday, 23 Dec 2011 | Photo Gallery

These are pictures taken on either the train ride in or on the bus tour. Forgive the quality as they are through windows.
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Photos: Day 4 Vienna -Schonbrunn

AUSTRIA | Friday, 23 Dec 2011 | Photo Gallery

Schonbrunn palace the summer home of the Habsburgs
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Photos: Day 4 Vienna

AUSTRIA | Friday, 23 Dec 2011 | Photo Gallery

No snow, lots of sun and about 4 degrees. A lovely day to run about town. Please forgive me as a lot of these photos were taken on the move so I could see a lot of things while I was there.
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Day 4 Vienna

AUSTRIA | Friday, 23 Dec 2011 | Views [378]

Wow! So I must admit I was a little nervous about heading into Vienna on my own for only a day. I knew that I wanted to see the Schonbrunn palace and since it is so far from everything else I decided to take a tour. I got the train at about 6am from ... Read more >


Photos: Day 3 The Sound of Music Tour

AUSTRIA | Wednesday, 21 Dec 2011 | Photo Gallery

I love this tour and Peter the guide is so funny and amazing. He is also on the special features part of the anniversary dvd pack. This is how I chose the tour last time here. This time I returned for the great show he puts on.
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Day 3 The hills are alive...somewhere under all that snow!

AUSTRIA | Wednesday, 21 Dec 2011 | Views [649] | Video

Well it snowed all night and was still snowing heavy this morning. I thought it would be a great day for the sound of music tour instead of shuffling through all of the slush. It was but it did make it hard for photographs and some of the scenic mountain ... Read more >


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