The Brothers Josephu

The Brothers Josephu
Young Josef at work...circa 1917

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Trip - Day 11

Thursday, June 9th

Today we're off to Lower Austria, to the Alps and a short stay at Brigitte's apartment in Klagenfurt am Wörthersee. This is the capital of the Austrian federal state of Carinthia and the sixth largest city in the country. The drive is beautiful; rolling green hills dotted with small villages. We stop at a small medieval town called Freisach. The town dates back as early as the year 890. Remnants of the castle, town wall and moat are very clear. We take a look inside the old church, and we walk along small town square where a Maypole still stands. I cannot help wondering if the people who live in Freisach realize the 'wonder' of their home. Apparently so, because every building is perfectly maintained.

From here we head to Klagenfurt am Wörthersee. the drive becomes more dramatic as we get closer to the Alps. The rolling hills now become major mountains, and the green somehow manages to get even deeper green. We arrive and Brigitte's flat and short time take a stroll to the older downtown area. There are many new shops in the old square, which dates to the 1500's.

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