Overnight in an Austrian village
Sep 05, 2009
Sep 17, 2009
We had another nice dinner and then decided to walk around and check out the town. We walked back along the pedestrian street to the main square and then down the road back to our hotel, doing a little window shopping and photographing along the way.
This morning we had breakfast at the hotel then decided to go into the shops we peaked into last night. We didn't buy much but had an enjoyable morning exploring Bruck an der Mur in the daylight.
We drove west from Vienna towards tomorrow's destination and consulted the GPS and Lonely Planet guide to find a good place to stop in between. We ended up here, in Bruck an der Mur, an adorable and charming small town in Austria. We all loved it as soon as we got to the centre, where the hotel we were seeking out is located. However, it was full, and the reception there told us we could get a much better rate than the other LP-recommended hotel if we just went down the pedestrian street a ways, and the hotel we would find there was just as nice. So we took his advice and ended up here, which is exactly as he described. The pedestrian street is long and full of interesting shops and restaurants, leading to the centre square. Our hotel is at the far end, where the pedestrian street meets the car-friendly roads. Just above us is a castle. It is illuminated with colourful lights at night.