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The Tyrol: Innspruck. Germany.
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
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
MUNICH in German Munchen through AUGSBURG
Miles, fort, or by Dresden ; and there are com
modious diligences go the whole of both
Germany: Munich-Frankfort-The Rhine.
on the MAINE
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
+ 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
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 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
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
Bruges is a fine old town, replete with vestiges of the grandeur of thc Counts of Flan
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.
(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.