Saturday, July 8, 2006
Garmisch, Germany to Bolzano, Italy
|Ambitious hikers along road in Alps|
We found our hotel, Stadt Hotel Citta, which was right in the center of the piazza. Our room was on the top floor which gave us a great view. We had dinner at our hotel’s outdoor café where we could people-watch.
In spite of our long and tiring drive (which was only 120 miles), we made a point to visit the museum, which was within walking distance of our hotel, to see Otzi, the Iceman. Otzi was found in 1991 by hikers who thought it was probably an unfortunate hiker frozen to death high up in the mountains of Timmeljoch. After years of extensive study, it’s been determined that Otzi is a primitive man about 5300 years old. He was found frozen in ice and perfectly preserved, clothing and all.