Hilton has added a rewardsnetwork dining program with unimpressive awards. 5 Hilton points per $ just won’t send me off to the restaurant of my choice for dinner.
But that is not to say, that some of you Hilton fanatics should not participate at least to bump your points up to the next award level.
If they figure a way to grant Elite status from this affiliation, then I’m all ears.
Rain in Innsbruck
After a lazy morning and huge breakfast we headed back down to the old section of town so Katybug could see the glass blower in action. No such luck, just a small retail shop with some of his work. We stopped for our new national passtime: Apple Strudel and coffee and took a few photos of the architecture.
The Golden Dome for some reason is a big deal here in Innsbruck. This residence was started in 1400 and completed around 1500. The big deal is the 2657 copper roof tiles comprising the roof. It seems every tourist in town took a picture. I was no exception so I could provide you with the architectural highlight of Innsbruck. Also included is a building across the square with intricate design work. Some of the buildings have beautiful murals painted on their faces and others are adorned with fancy moldings and carvings.
If the weather doesn’t improve in the afternoon, we’ll hang out in the hotel and get ready for tomorrows journey back to Zurich. And then it is on to the Swiss Alps.
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