After breakfast we took a drive to Illmitz. Our first stop was at the Illmitz Zicksee (lake). This lake is almost completely dried up; it looks like there is snow on the ground but it is really salt.
This area is National Park and many people come to this area to view birds.
After this brief stop we continued on to the Neusiedler See. This is the largest lake in the area. It is a very shallow lake.
Not very scenic today; cloudy and rainy.
In the afternoon we drove to Sopron. We had lunch at a nice Italian restaurant in the center of the old city.
These shops and apartments are quite nice.
This is part of the wall that went around the old city.
I found a nice shop and purchased a few gifts. Before heading back home we stopped at a Hungarian supermarket to purchase some Paprika and Saffron.
The bakery at the supermarket had some Grammel biscuits for sale. My mom remembered when her mother used to make grammel when rendering lard. The grammel are the crisp bits that remain. Our snack this afternoon is Mohnstrudel and Grammel biscuits.
That’s all for today!