Tyrolean Vacation – Day Three
My uncle took pity on me today and offered a little tour of the area while all the others were off skiing. He had some errands to do, the first of which was to drive to Germany to buy some eggs from the happiest chickens in the world.
En route we stopped at a little border village (on the Austrian side) called Erl. In the 17th Century, this place started performing Passion Plays in the hopes it would save them from being destroyed once again in the inevitable next war. Apparently it worked and they have carried on the tradition ever since. In the 1950s, they got a new “Festspielhaus”. I took this image from their website on which, for some strange reason, cows are prominently featured. More recently a modern concert hall was added which supposedly has the largest orchestra pit in the world. This all has made the little village of Erl one of the three major Festival locations in the country. Here are a few of my pics: