A Hand-Book for Travellers in Southern Germany; Being a Guide to Bavaria, Austria, Tyrol, Salzburg, Syria, &C., the Austrian and Bavarian Alps
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1844 edition. Excerpt: ...taken the Emperor in his bed. Charles was compelled to escape on a litter over the mountains to Villach, in the darkness of night, and in the face of the tempest, along with his unfortunate prisoner the Elector of Saxony. The Golden Poof (Goldene Dach) is a sort of oriel window covered with a roof of gilt copper, which projects in front of the Furstenburg, the former residence of the Counts of Tyrol, now the Kanzleigebaude. The tradition runs, that Frederick, Count of Tyrol, called in ridicule "empty purse," in order to show how ill-founded was the mckname, spent 30,000 ducats in this piece of extravagance, which probably rendered the sobriquet even more appropriate than before. The Neustadt is a very handsome Btreet, in which are situated the PostOffice (Letters arrive from England and the W. of Europe, via Bregenz, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday), and the Landhaus, where the Estates or Parliament of Tyrol meet. At the extremity is a Triumphal Arch, built by Maria Theresa; a heavy and ungainly structure, serving as entrance to the town on the side of Italy. In the large public Cemetery (Gottesacker) attached to the Spital Church, is the tomb of Collin the sculptor: his grave is ornamented with a fine basrelief by himself, representing the rais ing of Lazarus; the monument of Hohensauer is decorated with 2 bas-reliefs, also by Collin; the grave of Baron Hormayer, the German patriot and author, is in this place. Travellers will have an opportunity of ascertaining the skill of the Tyrolese with the rifle, at the Schiesstadl (shooting-house) on the slope of the Berg Isel, having a garden in a lovely situation; or in that on the 1. bank of the river, On certain days the good marksmen repair hither and hold shooting-matches, in which much...
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