Austria
Innsbruck city center

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  • Day10

    Innsbruck

    July 16, 2019 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Na onze ochtendwandeling bezoeken we toch nog even Innsbruck, deze keer bij een zonnige 26 graden. Het bevalt ons iets meer dan Salzburg wegens een kleinere compactere kern maar daarbinnen toch wel ruimte voor mooie gebouwen en monumenten. En als je de straten doorkijkt, valt je blik op de bergen die overal boven tornen. Dan nog een uurtje door de Otztaler vallei tot in Vent waar de herinneringen naar boven kplen aan de eerste skivakanties.Read more

  • Day2

    Die Rathaus Galerien

    July 27, 2019 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Als erstes Ziel fürs bummeln hatten wir uns die Rathaus Galerien vorgenommen, da diese deutlich kleiner sind. Die Rathausgalerien gehören zu den Highlights moderner Architektur in Innsbruck. Sie beherbergen neben Stadtverwaltung außerdem Shoppingmöglichkeiten und Gastronomie. Das alte Rathaus wurde in ein modernes Gewand aus Glas und Licht gehüllt, im Erdgeschoss sind Geschäfte und Restaurants untergebracht. Auch Genießen mit Aussicht ist möglich. Im angeschlossenen Designhotel "The Penz", im Café-Restaurant "Lichtblick" und in der Bar mit Rundumblick: "360°". In den Galerien befinden sich 24 Läden un 6 Gastrobetriebe. Die Läden sind hauptsächlich die üblichen wie z.B. Vero Moda, Müller, Mango und Rituals. Hier haben wir nichts gekauft, im gegenüberliegenden Kaufhaus Tyrol hingegen schon.Read more

  • Day2

    Innsbruck

    April 6, 2019 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.

  • Day6

    Innsbruck

    May 24, 2018 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Von den Swarovski Kristallwelten aus fahren wir direkt in die Innsbrucker Innenstadt.

    Wir parken zentral im Sparkassenparkhaus. Ein modernes Parkhaus mit großen Parkplätzen. Die Lage des Parkhauses ist sehr zentral. Von hier aus erkunden wir das Goldene Dacherl, den Stadtturm, Dom, Hofburg und diverse andere Sehenswürdigkeiten Innsbrucks.

    Das Zentrum Innsbrucks ist schön anzusehen und super restauriert. Definitiv einen Besuch wert.
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  • 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😊

  • Day12

    Austria at last.

    September 4, 2016 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    It has been a dream of mine to come to Austria and in particular Innsbruck and Pertisau for more than 20 years and now I am finally here!
    The train trip from Munich was only two hours. There was only two of us in the compartment for four so we both had plenty of room. He spoke very little english so beyond establishing where we were travelling there was very little conversation. We were delivered newspapers and he very eargerly gave me one saying "english". It was in Italian.
    It took me a few minutes to work out how to get out of the train station, then I went back in to the toilet. I'm still surprised to have to pay for the toilet. These toilets had no seats just meta and were sooo cold.
    The hotel is less than a km from the train station so I walked. It is an old building and my room is the most basic yet I have a beautiful bed and there is a bath in the bathroom and a fridge in the room.
    I was so hot I decided to have a shower before venturing out. The shower is connected to the bath taps and I couldn't work out how to make the water come out of the shower head so I had a cold bath (or maybe chill off if I'm honest) like a good chalet girl. Then I couldn't work out how to pull the plug. I've since worked out both.
    I went looking for the hop on hop off bus, it took me 3 goes to find a stop, I must have had an old map but I had a good look around. The alps are stunning. The Inn valley is at the base of the alps.
    There is a vespa party right outside the hotel. The hotel organised it to raise money for charity. I had some dinner there, some guy tried to offer me a cigarette, pick me up or both. I'm not sure. I just smiled, shook my head and said "english" and that was the end of that.

    Photos
    Street in Innsbruck
    Scenery on train trip
    Hotel Europe
    Alps
    Inn river
    Innsbruck
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  • Day13

    The Alps

    September 5, 2016 in Austria ⋅ 🌧 13 °C

    I had my first contintental breakfast today. There was such a huge variety of cold meats, cheese, salad, breads, fruits, cereals, yoghurts and probably more I have missed. Bacon and scrambled eggs were out and you could order other eggs.

    I ventured up the mountain using the Nordekettebahn. This used a furnicular for the first stage then two cable cars. I went straight to the top as thunderstorms were forecast (not that they arrived). It was breathtaking. It is 2256m and I had a great view. There are trails to go hiking and rock climbing. It is above the tree line and must be even better in the winter.

    I then went down to Seegraube which is the next level down. From there you can clearly see trails down to Hungerburg, the next level.
    From Hungerburg I took the furnicular one stop to the Alpine Zoo. It was still quite a walk to get there.

    The zoo only has Alpine animals. It is on the side of the mountain and so had many levels. I gave up trying to read the map as I was trying to read it as if everything was on one level and it just didn't make sense.

    The book that came to mind today was Clan of the Cave Bear (set in Europe at the time of the Neanderthals if you don't know it). So many of the animals mentioned in the book were in the zoo - lynx, roe dear, bear, bison, ibex.

    The last animal I saw was the bear. It had a huge enclosure complete with stream.

    From the zoo I caught the bus back to the city and wandered through the Old Town. It is indeed old, mostly seeming to date back to the 1600s.
    I saw the Golden Roof and as I didn't have high expectations I was pleasantly surprised at how golden it was.

    Photos:
    View of Innsbruck from Hafelekar (mountain)
    Looking up to Hafelekar from Seegraube.
    Looking down to Innsbruck from Seegraube. You can see the walking paths.
    Lynx
    Bear
    Golden roof
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  • Day1

    in the middle

    December 15, 2018 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ -4 °C

    Nachdem ich meine Wohnung am Rande von Innsbruck bezogen habe, bin ich mit dem Bus zurück ins Getümmel gefahren. Und Getümmel trifft es genau, denn dieser Weihnachtsmarkt ist komplett in Beschlag genommen von Touristen, extrem viele Italiener und Asiaten sehe ich hier. Doch das Wetter ist super, blauer Himmel mit wenig Wolken. Und Innsbruck ist von Bergen umgeben. So schlendere ich einfach umher, fahre mit dem Bus ein paar Stationen, wieder schlendern. Innsbruck ist riesig.

    Übrigens, sieht jemand auf meinen Fotos das goldene Dacherl?
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  • Day29

    Snowmen and snowballs

    January 12, 2017 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 1 °C

    Through the night I think we all looked out the window to watch the snow falling. We went down and had a lovely breakfast. After breakfast we walked along the river to catch the Nordkettenbahnen up the mountain. Brodie was in his element playing in the snow closely followed by Kellie. There are three stages of the Nordkettenbahnen so we stopped off on the second stage Seegrube for a look around. Surprisingly Innsbruck is warmer than Paris and Venice. We watched little kids leaning to ski, they were so cute. You couldn't see Innsbruck for low cloud but we were above the clouds and the sun was shining. We headed off up to the last stop, Hafelekar. There was hardly anyone around as the ski slopes this high up were closed. It was very peaceful and a spectacular view. There was a worker clearing snow from the path which was spraying us with snow. We decide to have a coffee and we ordered something to eat. Brodie and Dave had apple strudel with vanilla sauce. Kellie had sacher torte which is the famous chocolate cake and I had cheesecake. The serves were so huge we could have shared. We went back outside and ventured a bit further now the path was clear. We were not sure how far to venture, there was an Asian guy who headed up to the summit, but we were not sure about following him as they are crazy where they walk. Gradually a few more people came up and we got more adventurous. The whole time I'm nagging Brodie to get away from the edge. We saw another guy head for the summit so we set off up to the top. I didn't stop to look around as I would have lost my nerve. I wasn't very relaxed up there, but glad we ventured up there. It was a bit hairy coming down as it was slippery. After the kids have a roll in the snow and Brodie's clothes were quite wet, we headed back down to Seegrube. The sun was dissapearing and it wasn't as nice as when we first got there. We went in and had some lunch. When we came out from lunch, it was a lot colder, but the cloud had lifted over Innsbruck. We headed back down to the first stop and wandered about the town. We found a basketball court covered in snow. The kids built a snowman, then we had a snowball fight. Dave won as he could throw the furthest and the hardest. We headed back into Innsbruck and the kids headed back to the hotel. Dave & I had a look around the old town and climbed the town tower. We could see our hotel so we phoned the kids to look out the window. They got us to 'dab' so they could recognise us. We had a rest before heading out for tea. We are all tired tonight, playing in the snow is like walking in sand. We will sleep well.

    Photo 1 - The clouds are starting to lift
    Photo 2 - Not sure how you get to your car
    Photo 3 - Making a snowman
    Photo 4, 5, 6 - Snow pics
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