We're standing on the main east-west rail line of the Inn Valley (not a good idea, actually) and looking southeast toward the village of Hatting. The wires at the upper left supply electricity to run the trains, as we'll see just a few stops further along.|
Onion--domed churches like the one at Hatting are common in Austria and Bavaria. If they look vaguely Turkish or Arabic to you, you're right - the style seems to have come from contact with the Turks when they overran eastern Austria to the point of besieging Vienna in the 1600s. According to legend, the Viennese and Austrian enthusiasm for coffee comes from the Turkish influence, and the same seems to be true of tastes in chuch steeples.
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