Saturday, May 7, 2011

Steyr, Austria

It feels like this trip happened a month ago, but it was just this last weekend.  Time flies.

We started our travels at 8:30 am and it took us about 4 hours before we got to our hotel, this was partly due to the unplanned detour we had to take and the fact that we could not find our hotel.  The hotel was hiding right behind the church and we did not read anywhere that we can park if front of the church to go to out hotel.  Also we did not realize that to get to our hotel we have to go through the church yard.  After circling around the most narrow and steep streets/trails I have ever drove on we finally decided to park remotely and check out the area.  The hotel advertised 165 parking spots so we were expecting a huge parking lot and a hotel in front of it.  Not so fast, I think what they meant to say was 'our hotel is completely hidden behind the church and you can either park in front of the church (except for Sundays) or in our remoted parking which includes grassy/muddy area as well'.

Our hotel Christkindlwirt was right behind the Chriskindle church.
After we checked in we were able to relax a bit and enjoy the weekend :)

The dinner was light and relaxing.  I really enjoy slow dinners where you can talk for hours into the night!

Before dinner.

We started with an aperitif, soup with farina dumpling and a calamari salad!
Bubbly, soup and calamari!

This dinner was light and balanced.  I forgot to take a picture of our desert, but it was actually the most disappointing part of our dinner.  It was fresh fruit covered with a beaten egg-moose–bland, boring and a bit gross.
Spaghetti with fish and a refreshing white whine from Toscana. 

The next day we decided to check out the area and go into town.  The weather thank goodness cooperated and we did not get rained on.
The Christkindl church.
On our way to the city center of Steyr.

It was Sunday and of course everything besides a few restaurants was closed.  The whole town had a strange feeling to it probably because it was a bit deserted and the weather was gloomy and grey.

Some of these court yards really reminded me of Ukraine.

There were so many runners and bikers in this city, and they all seemed to like going uphill.  I was very impressed by this lady, this hill was very long.  
Steyr River.

Narrow streets and channels.
We had a really good time in Steyr, very relaxing and low key.  I cannot wait to continue exploring Europe, there is just so much to see!

Soon I will post how my first week in Goethe Institute went.

For now Auf Wiedersehen!


  1. oh how i enjoy reading about your adventures and admiring your beautiful photography. it is like i am traveling with you. love you, tabitha

  2. thanks Tabitha :) i am enjoying every minute of it and very happy to share it with my friends and family!!! Thanks for reading and commenting!

  3. I love love love all the pictures!!! Thanks for sharing! Miss you!!