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INSPRUCK Valley of the Inn
Palace of the
The Tyrol: Innspruck. Germany.
Inspruck or Innsbruck is situated in the 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 edifices, amongst which is the Imperial Palace, built by Maximilian, but finished by Maria Theresa, in 1766. The Riesensaal or Hall of Giants has a plafond painted by Maulbertsch. The Chapel should also be seen. The University; the Palace of the Government; the Landhaus; the Triumphal Arch erected in 1765; and St. James's Church, will also deserve attention. There are 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.) There is a diligence goes from Inspruck to Salzburg, and continues its route to 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 antiquity. The Salt-Mine at Hallein will 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, and return either by the Danube to Frank
MUNICH in German Munchen
Miles. fort, or by Dresden; and there are commodious diligences go the whole of both
The capital of Bavaria, on the Iser, a fine
The Palace, with its magnificent saloon,
Germany: Munich-Frankfort—The Rhine.
on the MAINE
Miles. grand. It has a good hotel. From Stuttgard 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 at 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
+ From Mayence there is a steamer direct to London for about 62., which stays a day at Cologne and Rotterdam.
AIX LA CHAFELLE
MAESTRICHT or by
Miles. the Rhine the whole way to Cologne. See
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.
The direct road thence to Brussels is by Maestricht, which is very dull; but by going twenty miles round by Liege, thence to Namur and Brussels, you have a most delightful route, a diligence going the whole way. For forty miles from Liege to Namur you go by the side of the Meuse amidst enchanting scenery. In going this route, by deviating a little in your way to Liege, you may also see Spa, but no diligence goes there.
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.
(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 wor of attention. Hire a carriage (if you have more time than is here indicated) to Waterloo, to fight the battle o'er again.' Peace follows war
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 return to Brussels.
From Brussels, either take the diligence, which runs daily between that place and 130 Calais, allowing you to sleep one night at Dunkirk, where the Hotel de Flandres de. serves attention, being one of the best inns on the continent; or by Ghent and Bruges to Ostend, thence by sea to Margate or London.
Bruges is a fine old town, replete with vestiges of the grandeur of the Counts of Flanders.
When at Cologne on your return to Brussels, you can pursue the Rhine by steamboat to Nimeguen, thence to Arnheim, Amsterdam, the Hague, Antwerp, and Brussels, which you may do in about ten days.
(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. Nimeguen is a strong, well-peopled town, with some handsome Churches. From Nimeguen to Arnheim by land, about 22 miles.