Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Zell am See and Hall im Tyrol

For the first time on our trip, the weather wasn't beautiful. It wasn't raining, but it was overcast.

We headed off to see Zell am See, a lakeside resort town.  It was very pretty, with typically Tyrolean-looking painted buildings. The tourist shops in town were selling all sorts of lovely things painted in Bauernmalerei style which I would have loved to have bought, but unfortunately wouldn't have been able to fit in our suitcase! 

Tyrolean painted building

The Lakeside
From Zell am See we went to Hall in Tyrol.  It's another typical Tyrolian village surrounded by glorious mountains, and once again a market was in progress.

Sadly, the parish church was closed for renovations, so we were unable to see the 45 skulls and 12 bones of minor saints which now rest on embroidered cushions.

Onion dome on the church tower

Painted coats of arms on the Town Hall

The mountains as a backdrop to the town

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