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Innsbruck

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  • Day19

    So long, farewell Austria

    June 22, 2018 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    The overnight SNAV ferry Aurelia from Split to Ancona was clean and comfortable and I was lucky to have a good sized 2 berth cabin all to myself. After dinner on board, I had an early night as the ferry docked in Italy at 06.30. With typical Italian inefficiency we then all stood in a Passport Control line for over an hour - and that was in the speedy European Union line - heaven help us after Brexit! After all the hanging about I was desperate for the bathroom, but I have to say the facilities at Ancona Ferry Terminal would not have won Loo of the Year Award. I won’t go into detail, but suffice it to say that some fellow passengers must have overindulged in curry and lager last night!

    I took the train from Ancona to Bologna and changed for Venice on the impressive new Frecciarossa (Red Arrow) service with leather seats and complimentary coffee. Most of the passengers were smartly dressed business men except for 4 loud Americans sitting opposite with their bare feet up on the seats. The two women were painting each other’s toenails and massaging their partners’ feet while shouting at every stop ‘are we at Venice yet?‘ The conductor tried to clarify ‘are you looking for Venezia Mestre or Venezia Santa Lucia?’ ‘Who cares’ yelled the older woman ‘all I want is a ride on a goddam gondola!’ Such finesse in Business Class.

    We dramatically travelled on the causeway over the lagoon before finally reaching Venice Santa Lucia. A few more metres and the train would have ended up in the Grand Canal. Regrettably I had no time to spend here, but had fond memories of a holiday Campbell and I had enjoyed in Venice some years ago.

    With 2 minutes to spare, I caught the once daily smart Austrian EuroCity train which leaves Venice Santa Lucia every day at 13:50 and arrives at Munich at 20:25.  It uses comfortable Austrian coaches with a proper waiter-service restaurant car, and travels via the beautifully scenic Brenner Pass. What a spectacular journey on a clean and well organised train. The scenery was outstanding. I was travelling in a 4 seat 1st Class compartment. One of my travelling companions was a heavy middle aged woman dressed in Austrian National costume, like a chorus member from St Wolfang Amateur Operatic Society’s production of White Horse Inn. She busied herself with sheafs of paper and an elaborate Kardex system - a sort of Susie B doppelgänger, taking bookings perhaps for the Society’s next production. The other person in the carriage was an IT manager from Padua who was very funny and sociable, telling jokes which were generally lost in translation, and insisting we shared his apple pie and wine. Susie B however was having none of it ‘can ye no see I’m oan a diet, and anyway you’re putting me aff ma tickets’ I think she was saying.

    The sun was splitting the trees as we headed over the spectacular Brenner Pass and through the Tyrol to Innsbruck on our way to Germany. A real highlight of my train trip so far.
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  • Day50

    Innsbruck/Salzburg

    August 6, 2017 in Austria ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    Just a couple of extra little glimpses- we visited the Swarovski factory just outside Innsbruck ( of course you can buy jewellery not just impressive statues!). Also broke my watch band but found a Swatch shop in Salzburg so now have a nice new band.

  • Day2

    Innsbruck

    April 6 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Nach dem wir die schöne Altstadt mit der Rundum-Alpensicht ausgiebig erkundet haben, meldeten wir uns spontan für den TirolMilch Frühlingslauf an. Ich bin die 15km entlang des Inn gelaufen und der Mann sogar den Halbmarathon. Eine tolle Gelegenheit die Stadt und die Natur drum rum kennen zu lernen.

  • Day7

    Nordkette, Innsbruck

    September 2, 2016 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Nachdem ich drei Tage mit einem guten Freund in Saalbach biken war, ging es weiter nach Kitzbühel. Zuerst musste ich jedoch eine Bergkette überschreiten, die sich auf den letzten 400 Höhenmetern als unfahrbar herausstellte. Mir blieb nichts anderes übrig als das Bike zu schieben. Belohnt wurde ich jedoch mit einem traumhaften Ausblick und einer sternenklaren Nacht. Danach kurbelte ich nach Innsbruck, wo ich mein Zelt aufschlug und am Abend eine Gondel auf die Nordkette nahm, von wo man auf ganz Innsbruck blicken konnte.Read more

  • Day7

    Day 5

    June 4, 2017 in Austria ⋅ 🌧 16 °C

    I visited 2 museums in the old town of Tyrol (Innsbruck) so my brain exploded with history!!

    For the rest of the day I wandered around then we went out for the night and ended up in a festival in a park which was good fun😊

  • Day5

    Day 4

    June 2, 2017 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Innsbruck

    Lovely accomodation overlooking the alps but probably the only positive it's pretty dodgy and awesome architecture throughout the city

    Spent the day with a lovely Aussie from busabout exploring the city and met some pommies who I'm about to go dancing with😊

  • Day6

    Innsbruck

    April 4, 2018 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    Swarovsky exhibition, in Wattens, and the Jumping Hill, in Innsbruck, are spots that you shouldn't miss in this journey from the west heading to Salzburg. The crystal world underground, or outside in the open air, will take your breath away and the "ahs" and "ohs" will come one after the other. As for the jumping hill, no matter how many times you watched it on television, the feeling of craziness and gravity-defying will make you feel totally flabbergasted. Only insane people can do it! I wouldn't do it for sure!Read more

  • Day23

    Innsbruck

    July 24, 2018 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 61 °F

    Fantastic drive yesterday through the Alps, pity the cloud was around and we had rain at times, very warm though. Photos cannot do the mountains justice. Ski lifts everywhere and all join up at various places, very clever. Went to the ski jump where the Winter Olympics have been held twice, went to the very top and had lunch. Ski jumpers have to be nuts!!! Innsbruck is lovely, wandered around last night until midnight, everyone enjoying themselves.Read more

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