When we arrived at the Marchfelderhof Restaurant we were greeted by five waiters who held up a welcome banner and stopped traffic to roll out a red carpet across the road. They tied a piece of red ribbon between the two poles of the banner and gave someone a pair of scissors to cut it as they entered. When we stepped inside, violinists and guitarists played us a welcome tune, while inside the dining room there was a keyboardist and saxophonist/oboist. Although there was a booking for 14, we...

This was the nicest hotel we stayed in during the whole tour. Dinner was topinambur cream soup (a creamy artichoke soup with maybe potato in it), an entrecote of beef with, green beans wrapped in bacon and macaire potatoes (fried potato cakes with peas and bacon bits) and nougat dumplings with stewed plums. I’m not sure where the nougat was, but the dumplings were filled with chocolate. I was given the biggest piece of beef out of everyone on the table, so I swapped my plate with dad’s. [gallery...

Café Sacher in Innsbruck is famous for its sachertorte (supreme chocolate cake). We bought a take-away slice of the sachertorte for €4.90. The mini 4x4cm one was €2.90). A2 and I tried some just before getting on the bus. It was not too sweet (even with the icing), but chocolaty and moist, especially with the soft semi-liquid layer in between. The top of each slice was graced with a chocolate disc. [caption id="attachment_2337" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Sachertorte[/caption]...