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The Tyrol: Innspruck. Germany.

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INSPRUCK

Miss Inspruck or Innsbruck is situated in the

215 Valley of the Inn valley of the Inn, which wafts its glassy

stream through the town, amidst mountain scenery of extreme grandeur. It is divi. ded into the old and new towns, the latter

containing some grand edificee, amongst The Palace

which is the Impi rial Palace, built by MaxThe University

imilian, but finished by Maria Theresa, in

1766. The Riesensaal or Hall of Giants Palace of the

has a plafond painted by Maulbertsch. Government

The Chapel should also be seen. The Landhaus

University ; the Palace of the Govern

ment; the Landhaus ; the Triumphal Arch St. James's Church

erected in 1765 ; and St. James's Church,

will also deserve attention. There are Statues and Pillars

various pillars and statutes which ornament the city. The rides and walks are very picturesque. The Golden Sun in the New Town is a good Hotel.

(See Domeier's or Reichard's Germany.) GERMANY.

There is a diligence goes from Inspruck

to Salzburg, and continues its route to SALZRURG

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Vienna, it being the grand route of the Emperor to Milan. Salzburg is highly worth seeing for its picturesque situation.

The Palace and Castle are of great anHALLEIN

tiquity. T'he Salt-Mine at Hallein will Vienna

repay the trouble of a visit. There is a diligence also

goes from Salzburg to Munich. If the traveller should feel disposed, to extend his journey to Vienna, this can

be easily accomplished from this place, Danube

and return either by the Danube to Frank

to

MUNICH in German Munchen through AUGSBURG

Glyptotheca

Miles, fort, or by Dresden ; and there are com

modious diligences go the whole of both
routes.
The capital of Bavaria, on the Iser, a fine
and improving city, and a good place of
residence. The Hotels are excellent,
with Tables d'Hôte frequented by the
first company, both ladies and gentlemen.
But the great gem of Bavaria is the Glyp-
totheca or Museum of Sculpture, built
from designs by Leo Klenze, at the ex-
pense of Louis I., a monarch whose love
and pure taste for the refined arts bid fair
to make his small state an object of pil-
grimage to all men of vertà. It is in the
centre of the north side of the Konigs
Platz. There are twelve halls of extreme
beauty, being radiant with marbles, mosaic
and gold.
The Palace, with its magnificent saloon,
the Gardens, the University, with 1000
students, Italian Theatre, the Royal Gal-
lery of Pictures, Prince Eugene's Gallery,
with Canova's Graces, and many other at-
tractions :—it is altogether a pleasant,
cheerful place, and very reasonable.
There is a diligence from Munich to Stutt-
gard in one day. This city has the ap-
pearance of a large country town, although
the capital of Wurtemburg. It is a plea-
sant place, with a fine palace and gardens.
Is a place worthy of attention, from its im.
posing appearance, presenting grand views
down the river Neckar. The ruins are

Palace

Royal Gallery

to STUTTGARD

HEIDELBERG

Germany: Munich-Frankfort-The Rhine.

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FRANKFORT

on the MAINE

Cathedral

Miles. grand. It has a good hotel. From Stutt

gard there is a diligence either to Frankfort or Mannheim.

(See Panorama of Maine.) This is a splendid city on the Maine, the seat of the Diet. It is embellished with walks laid out with great variety, which extend round the town in the place of the old fortifications. The Hotels are very large and splendid. Conveyances may be had to any part of Germany. The fair is the second week in August. The Cathedral, the Cabinet of Paintings and Statues, are not of the first class; but the ReadingRooms are spacious, and admittance may be easily obtained on application to Messrs. Gogell and Co. the bankers.

(See Schreiber's Rhine and Panorama.) From Frankfort you leave the Maine, and get into the Rhine, passing Mayence,* down to Cologne by steam-boat, and stop any

of the intermediate places, but above all at Coblentz to view the Castle of Ehrenbreitstein and fortifications, a scene of surprising grandeur, even though Turner and Stanfield have done their best to spoil your first impressions of the Rhine. There is an excellent Hotel on the Grand Parade, where there is a good Table d'Hôte, well attended. A diligence goes the whole route, scarcely losing sight of

The RHINE

at

COBLENTZ

Ehrenbreitstein

+ From Mayence there is a steamer direct to London for about 61., which stays a day at Cologne and Rotterdam.

COLOGNE Miles. the Rhine the whole way to Cologne. See

Cologne Cathedral. AIX LA CHAPELLE

Aix-la-Chapelle (in German, Aachen) will afford much pleasure. Charlemagne has spread a halo around it. His ashes lie in the cathedral. The Bettendorf Gallery of

Pictures. MAESTRICHT The direct road thence to Brussels is by or by

Maestricht, which is very dull; but by goLIEGE

ing twenty miles round by Liege, thence to Nainur and Brussels, you have a most de

lightful route, a diligence going the whole NAMUR

way. For forty miles from Liege to Na

mur you go by the side of the Meuse amidst The Meuse

enchanting scenery. In going this route,

by deviating a little in your way to Liege, SPA

you may also see Spa, but no diligence

goes there.

NAMUR

Namur is finely situated, and on account of its fortifications is well worth seeing. The inns are excellent, and a day may be well employed in going from Namur down the Meuse to Dinant, a distance of seventeen miles, returning by a diligence, thus seeing the finest part of that river.

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(See Romberg's Brussels.) Brussels is a beautiful city, the seat of the government. The Palace, the Chambers, the Park, St. Gudule, and other objects, will be found worthy of attention. Hire a carriage (if you have more time than is here indicated) to Waterloo, to Sght the battle o'er again. Peace follows war

WATERLOO

The Rhine-Belgium.

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Miles.

to

ergo, it is a pilgrimage of peace. See the Marquess of Anglesea's boot and foot grave. Wonder at the smallness of the field, at the Belgian Lion, if it be still

there, at the folly of hard knocks, and reby

turn to Brussels. LISLE

From Brussels, either take the diligence, DUNKIRK

which runs daily between that place and and CALAIS

130 Calais, allowing you to sleep one night at

Dunkirk, where the Hotel de Flandres de. Total 3610

serves attention, being one of the best inns GHENT

on the continent; or by Ghent and Bruges to Ostend, thence by sea to Margate or

London. BRUGES

Bruges is a fine old town, replete with vestiges of the grandeur of thc Counts of Flan

ders. COLOGNE

When at Cologne on your return to BrusNIMEGUEN

sels, you can pursue the Rhine by steamARNHEIM AMSTERDAM

boal to Nimeguen, thence to Arnheim, AmThe Hague

sterdam, the Hague, Antwerp, and BrusBRUSSELS

sels, which you may do in about ten days.

to

ANTWERP

from COLOGNE

by DUSSELDORF

WESEL

(See Boyce's Belgian Traveller.) Starting from Cologne by steam boat, you pass Dusseldorf on the right bank of the Rhine, a handsome town, celebrated for the remains of its Gallery of Pictures. The next place of any importance is Wesel, at the confluence of the Lippe and the Rhine. It is a fortress of the first order. Nime. guen is a strong, well-peopled town, with some handsonne Churches. From Nime. guen to Arnheim by land, about 22 miles.

NIEMGUEN

ARNHEIM

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