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There is a memorial tomb to Emperor Maximilian I; 24 scenes in marble high-relief cover the sides an d d epi c t t h e em per o r ’s l if e. Around the tomb stand 28 bronze figures which portray his real and legendary ancestors and relatives. The grave of Andreas Hofer and other 1809 freedom fighters may be found here. The tomb of Archduke 21 Austria Ferdinand II and his morganatic wife are in the Silver Chapel. The wooden organ, dating to 1600, is still played today. The Fürstenburg, a 15th-century house, has a balcony with a gilded copper roof—the Goldenes Dachl.

Belarusians drive on the right side of the road. ; American drivers should be aware of these differences. Signage is like that used in Europe, but road signs and traffic signals often are located in unexpected places. S. and often dis- Belarusian telephone service is often slow and not very reliable. Much of the telephone system has not been update d since it was installed after World War II. Touchtone service may not be available in all areas.

As well, more and more gastronoms stock imported foodstuffs and beverages. Shoppers usually can find canned goods, cheeses, pasta, juices, some fruits and vegetables, processed and cured meats, cleaning supplies, toiletries, packaged foods, soft drinks, snacks, liquor, sweets, and other goods at random. Food also can be ordered from a department store based in Helsinki. Deliveries are made weekly. A large farmer’s market is open all year in Minsk, and its merchants 31 Belarus Cities of the World sell fresh fruits and vegetables in season and imported items at higher prices all year.

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