Monday, December 3, 2007

The Hills Are Alive

Before heading back to Munich, we took a drive through the scenic Salzkammergut, singing like Fraulein Maria all the way.

The Alps were nicely frosted with snow, and the geese pleasingly photogenic.

The highlight of our tour was the town of Halstatt, situated (appropriately enough) on the shores of the Hallst├Ątter See.

Clinging to a bit of mountainside before it plunges into an alpine lake, Halstatt would be hard to beat as the setting for a traditional Austrian village.

Seemingly isolated at the dead end of a remote valley, Halstatt has actually been continuously inhabited since the Bronze Age.

This would suggest that early man knew something about real estate.

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