Vienna – Hundertwasserhaus

Hundertwasserhaus Wien
Vienna’s Hundertwasserhaus was designed by the contemporary Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser.  Its irregular checkerboard-like design and unconventional blend of elements have made it one of Vienna’s most popular destinations.
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Easter in Salzburg

Easter in Salzburg
Several thousands of hand-painted Easter eggs caught my eye while strolling down Judengasse on a fine evening in Salzburg.  Easter in Salzburg offers several varieties of hand-painted Easter eggs all year round.
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Innsbruck Images

Innsbruck
Here’s a half-dozen shots from our day-trip to Innsbruck.  We discovered shortly after arriving to the train station that there were Oktoberfest celebrations going on which meant a lot of parades, sausages, and beer.
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Patscherkofel

Innsbruck
We needed to get the most bang for our buck from our 24-hour Innsbruck Card so we hopped on the Patscherkofel Cable Car for beautiful views and fresh air.  Patscherkofel is a mountain which stands 2246 m [7639 feet] above sea level in western Austria, south of Innsbruck.
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Salzburg Castle

Festung Hohensalzburg
Salzburg Castle [Festung Hohensalzburg] holds a commanding position on Festungsberg Hill.  It is one of Europe’s largest medieval castles.  This fortress was built in 1077 by Archbishop Gebhard to protect Imperial troops of the Holy Roman Empire.  Ring walls and towers were built by Burkhard II of Weißpriach in 1462.  The castle was further expanded under the reign of Archbishop Leonhard von Keutschach [1495 to 1519].
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Swarovski Kristallwelten

Swarovski Kristallwelten 44
We visited Swarovski Kristallwelten [Crystal Worlds] during our day trip to Innsbruck while on our honeymoon in Europe.  Crystal Worlds contains several exhibitions related to and inspired by Swarovski crystals.
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