Europakapelle

Just past the Europabrücke (Europe Bridge), South of Innsbruck in Austria, you can pull over at a reststop. There’s a place to eat, a place to gas up, a place where you can jump off said Europabrücke with a bungee chord. You can also pray. There’s a small chapel atop a hill. The chapel was erected in 1963 and dedicated to all the workers who died while building the 820 meter long bridge. Standing atop the hill, looking through the chapel at the autobahn and the rolling foothills of the Alps I did feel rather peaceful. Later, while researching this place I stumbled upon the phrase “gas station for the soul”. I am not particularly religious, but in a weird way, I found this quite apt.