11.05.2014 - 11.05.2014
I must say that these blog posts and descriptions are coming so very fast. Sometimes I have to stop just to ponder that in less than 24 hours we have been in Germany, Austria and now in Italy. So Buon Giorno!
We are now on the bus for a full day of driving to our next stop, Venice so let's catch up.
Our stop in Innsbruck was short but just as spectacular as the other places. First a few fun facts about Austria:
Austria is know for schnitzel and strudel but more on that in the next post.
PEZ candies originated in Austria.
Red Bull comes from Austria so all you fans of Jaeger Bombs can be happy for that.
schnapps is another local favorite
And, of course, Arnold Schwarzenegger hails from Austria.
After a short orientation walk the group headed for the Swarovski Store, the famous crystals are also part of Austria's claim to fame. Visitors are welcomed by two gigantic bug eyes both made of thousands of large Swarovski crystals. There was definitely some retail therapy involved in the visit.
The group dispersed for some free time and then was off to the Innsbruck bobsleigh track for a bobsleigh race down the Olympic track. Innsbruck has hosted two Winter Olympics, 1964 and 1976. The students suited up and raced to the finish line. There were a few headaches from the head banging that went on in the sled.
The evening gave everyone a chance to sample some of the fabulous food in the cafés and restaurants. After our dinner we enjoyed a nice evening stroll through the city, a typically European activity.