Thursday, September 18, 2014

Those Places Thursday: Mom's 1953 Europe Road Trip - Austria

From Mom's Europe trip diary, in the "PLACES VISITED" section: 
September 18, Friday – Road between Munich, Germany and Landeck, Austria 
After breakfast went back to Henckels and bought a carving set and a spoon.*  Then crossed German border into Austria and drove to Innsbruck.  Ate lunch there and window-shopped, but didn't buy anything.  Left Innsbruck and drove through some beautiful country to Landreck where we spent night.**  The Austrian countryside (the Tyrol) is mountainous, with craggy mountains, fertile valleys, and picturesque towns. It has been different from anything I've seen on this trip.  No trouble through customs.

According to the "PURCHASES" section of the trip diary, the carving set cost 34 marks and the spoon cost 4.8 marks.

** According to the "HOTELS STOPPED AT" section of the trip diary, my mother and her friends stayed at the Gasthaus Sonne in Landeck, Austria.

Here are some photos of some "craggy mountains, fertile valleys, and picturesque towns" that my mother may have seen along her route:
Markettown Telfs, Tyrol, Austria. Mieminger Range, Alps [30 May 2010] / Elżbieta Fazel (Own work) / CC-BY-SA-3.0
Landeck in Tyrol, Austria, 25 August 2005 / Pflatsch (Pflatsch) / GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0
This is the 42nd in a series of posts transcribing entries in my mother's 1953 Europe Trip journal.

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