Hello Everyone! You';; be happy to know that we've arrived here in Austria and so far we are all having a wonderful time! Our overnight flight was very smoothe. We arrived in Munich and traveled thru the Tyrol region to arrive here at our first stop, Kitzbuhl!
The mountains are incredible! It's hard to believe they navigate almost straight down to ski this terrain. We stopped at a village called Rattenburg this afternoon. It was founded in the 1600's and looks like a Rennaissance hamlet. We toured the main streetm did a little window shopping and was their historic church.
Then it was on to Kitzbuhl where we walked the cobblestone streets, learned that this area became a village back in the 700's and had our first strudels with coffee! You even hear the clip-clop of horses going by. Kitzbuhl looks like a charming Christmas village --without the snow! By the way, it's a little cooler here and we had a spot of rain today, but all our Holiday Vacationers are taking it in stride.
We concluded the evening with a wonderful dinner here at the Hotel Schwarze Adler. For most of us, we tried the venison and it was delicious. Now because we didn't get much sleep on the plane, we're all ready to call it a night and get ready for an early day tomorrow. Two castles are on our list to visit and our pictures should turn out great! Everyone says hi! I'll blog again tomorrow..Aufviederzane from beautiful Kitzbuhl Austria! Linda P.