October 17 from a visit on October 12
The morning after the big snow which blanketed the region around Innsbruck, Austria with more than 10 inches of snow dawned bright and cold with just a little morning fog which had lifted by the time we were ready to begin our journey from Lans to Berchtesgaden. What a visual treat ahead! Snow-covered mountains, roofs heavy with fresh, white snow and best of all, dry roads on which to travel. We zipped around urban Innsbruck and headed east, up and over the mountains at Worgl and on past St. Johann in Tyrol, passing numerous ski resorts along the way. We even saw people golfing out on one course, cleared of snow, with huge alpine peaks hovering overhead. On we drove past Reit im Winkel and to our home base for the next three nights, a spa hotel in pastureland outside of Berchtesgaden, Germany.