Special Sights

Here's the group showing off some of the countryside southwest of Vienna in the Styria state of Austria. Photo courtesy of Rok, AMT Tour Guide


A roadside shrine in Styria, Austria. That would be Rod in the bright yellow jacket; Julie is in the drab grey jacket.


Julie, a mere shadow of herself, near Lake Balaton in Hungary.


Danube Bend
The Danube Bend is a curve of the Danube River in Hungary, close to the city of Visegrad and north of Budapest. It is regarded as the most beautiful stretch of the Danube along its entire course.


High Tatras
This view shows part of the High Tatras, a mountain range that forms a natural barrier between Slovakia and Poland. This is near the village of Zdiar, Slovakia.


This is some of the beautiful countryside near Altmunster in the Upper Austria state of Austria. We are looking south toward the Salzkammergut Mountains and Upper Austria Alps.


Cesky Krumlov, in Czech Republic Bohemia's deep south, is one of the most picturesque towns in Europe. It's a little like Prague in miniature - a Unesco World Heritage Site with a stunning castle above the Vltava River, an old town square, Renaissance and baroque architecture.


Salt mine
Salt mine in Wieliczka is a unique Polish landmark. The salt mine, one of the oldest in the world, was established in the 13th century and continued to operate until 2007. St. Kinga's Chapel is the most impressive of all underground chambers; it is located over 100 yards underground. The chapel is over 50 yards long and almost 40 feet high. It is completely carved in salt.


A carving into the solid salt wall of the St. Kinga Chapel in the Wieliczka Salt Mine.


salt chandler
Even the chandlers in the St. Kinga Chapel of Wieliczka Salt Mine are made primarily of salt.


Bust of King Casimir III
Bust of King Casimir III the Great, who reigned as the King of Poland from 1333 to 1370. This solid salt bust is one of many salt artifacts in the Wieliczka Salt Mine.


Sedlec Ossuary
This is one of many arrangements of human skeletons in the Sedlec Ossuary. One of the most amazing and unique churches in the world, the Sedlec Ossuary is artistically decorated by more than 40,000 human skeletons. It is a small chapel located in Sedlec, in the suburbs of Kutna Hora, in the Czech Republic.


Bouzov Castle
Bouzov Castle is one of the most visited castles in the Czech Republic. It is located just over 20 miles from Olomouc. The castle was initially constructed as a Gothic stronghold in the early 14th century. It is a perfect example of a medieval castle, equipped inside with the highest comforts of its time.

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Last updated on 12/26/2019.