We enjoyed a tour of the entire fortress, including the amazing underground kitchen with a 30’ long kitchen table hewn from a tree trunk which is so large that the castle was built around it. One of the most fascinating places in the castle is the armory with its vast collection of medieval armor and weapons.
We then returned to the city for one of Austria’s most pleasurable experiences . . . an Austrian pedicure. Pedicurist professionals have to work as an apprentice for 3 years, go to vocational schools and practically get a medical degree. I haven’t danced in a while, but I guarantee you that you feel like dancing afterwards.
A beautiful day was crowned by a magnificent dinner in the private home of one of our executives in Austria. Hans & Gitti and their kids: Denise, Sophie, Lukas and Taifun (Sophie’s boyfriend). It was a fabulous European table setting. The champagne and red wine flowed freely complementing an appetizer spinach strudel. It was followed by THE very best Wiener Schnitzel ever. By the way: Schnitzel by itself is not a dish, but the way the meat is cut. If you take a chateaubriand and cut it vertically you create a series of Filet Mignons. If you cut it perpendicularly, the cut is called a Schnitzel Cut. It was a truly memorable evening and what a pleasant change from eating at a restaurant every night.