Bundesland Tirol Favorites

  • Mayrhofen (Tirol) as seen from Penken ski lift
    Mayrhofen (Tirol) as seen from Penken...
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  • Oberer Stadtplatz
    Oberer Stadtplatz
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  • Oberer Stadtplatz
    Oberer Stadtplatz
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Bundesland Tirol Favorites

  • Personal Memories and Impressions

    Innsbruck Favorites

    This park was originally founded as a hunting ground. Later it was declared a public garden. There are various plants and a small lake here. At one of the entrances of the park there is a cafe-restaurant. The Hofgarten is open from 9 a. m. to sunset. It is located very near the Imperial Palace.

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  • Mountains around Innsbruck

    Innsbruck Favorites

    There are several cable cars up into the mountains on either side of Innsbruck. At least two have cafes at the top. We walked up from this cable car to a viewing area and from it we could see the mountain deer, called chamois, but I have to admit that I needed the help of other tourists on the top of the mountain to spot them because they blend...

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  • Triumphpforte

    Innsbruck Favorites

    This is a picture of the arch at the end of the Maria Thereisenstrasse. It was quite weird to see all the traffic going around it and even through the arch. Hahaha, add to that a little bit of rain, and the arch looked more like a traffic obstacle than a monument. History of the arch : Empress Maria Theresia had the Triumphal Arch built to...

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  • Old Town (Altstadt)

    Innsbruck Favorites

    Besides Innsbruck's great bars and restaurants and the skijumping of course my favourite thing about this place was the beautiful old houses of the old town. The old town is rather small, it only covers very few streets but there are so many nice buildings here it's unbelieveable! Of course I had to walk around and take pictures of facades as...

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  • Churches

    Innsbruck Favorites

    This yellow church with two towers was built between 1751 and 1755 in Rococo style. A first church had been erected in the 13th century. This has been a site of pilgrimage since the Middle Ages. There is an statue of a Madonna on the main altar I suppose. I couldn't see it as I only could admire the interior of the church thought a gate. When I...

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  • Maria-Theresien-Strasse

    Innsbruck Favorites

    Maria Theresien Strasse is one of the main streets in the city. It is bordered with 17th and 18th centuries houses and lots of shops, cafes and restaurants. In the middle of this street stands the Saint Anne's column (Annasaule); erected in 1706 to commemorate the withdrawal of Bavarian troops on Saint Anne's Day in 1703. At the southern end of...

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  • River Inn

    Innsbruck Favorites

    The city got her name from Inn river and this quite city achieves energy from the energetic river Inn.... I bought my first 1/43 scale car from Innsbruck marketplatz in 1988,now it becomes a large collection wth 346 items.

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  • Food and Drink

    Innsbruck Favorites

    Well this is another specialty, that you don't have to miss. Sachertorte is a chocolate cake, invented by Franz Sacher in 1832 for Klemens Wenzel von Metternich in Vienna, Austria. It is one of the most famous Viennese culinary specialties. The trademark for the "Original Sachertorte" was registered by the Hotel Sacher, which was built in 1876 by...

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  • Useful Information

    Innsbruck Favorites

    The great variety of Innsbruck's cultural and nature program can be enjoyed at particularly reasonable prices with the Innsbruck Card since the holder gets free local transportation as well as admission to all museums in Innsbruck. Rates: 24-Hour Validity EUR 21.00 48-Hour Validity EUR 26.00 72-Hour Validity EUR 31.00 Information &...

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  • Goldenes Dachl

    Innsbruck Favorites

    The Golden Roof ( Goldenes Dachl) is a three storey balcony. It was built in 1420 to honour Maximilian's second marriage to Bianca Sforza of Milan. It served as a royal box where he could sit and enjoy tournaments and other street performances in the square below. This small roof is made of 2657 gold plated tiles.

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  • Helblinghaus

    Innsbruck Favorites

    Originally a Gothic town house, dating from the 15th century. In 1730, the facade was decorated with late-baroque stuccoes by artists from the Wessobrunner School. Now a residential and business building.

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  • Stadtturm (City Tower)

    Innsbruck Favorites

    We are in the Altstadt now. One thing you certainly have to do is climb the tower. Yes... I know!!! A lot of steps up the tower to get to the top! Yes, hahaha, I admit it : I was exhausted by the time I reached the top. But the view from here is really great. When you take a look at the next view pictures, you know what you will be missing if you...

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  • Bergisel

    Innsbruck Favorites

    Olympia Ski Jump As you probably know Innsbruck was a guest town to the Olympic Games, somewhere in the seventies. The Olympic Ski Jump was held in Bergisel a small village south of Innsbruck. The views of Innsbruck standing on the Ski Jump Mountain is simply great. If you get up as high as possible, you have to respect the Ski Jumpers.

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  • Hofburg

    Innsbruck Favorites

    Duke Friedrich IV got the house in 1401 . Queen Maria Theresia had it transformed into a monumental residence of late baroque style. In 1990 a renovation of the Imperial Residence begun. Inside there´s today restauration and a museum. The buiding itself is very beautiful, on the photo you can see a part of it.

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  • Schloss Ambras

    Innsbruck Favorites

    Last but not least is a view on Ambras Castle. This is not in the city centre, but just outside of Innsbruck. But Innsbruck is not such a big city, so it was only a 10 minutes drive by car to the castle. I don't want to tell too much about the castle right here, because I have a lot of information about it in my 'must see activities'.

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  • Alpenzoo

    Innsbruck Favorites

    The Alpen Zoo is the highest zoo in Europe and hosts a small but spectacular collection of animals found in Tirol & Austria. Being from Australia it was great to see many animals which I had not seen before (its too hot for them here) including beavers (they are huge), mountain goats, mooses, and a very interesting array of birds. To zoo itself is...

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  • Outside Innsbruck

    Innsbruck Favorites

    Hall is a town a few km east of Innsbruck, and definitely one of the most charming places I've ever seen. If I simply called it 'quaint' (I can observe the inflation of this word in my writings!!!), that would hardly do it justice. A bonus point: it's nearly totally untouristed. See photos of it on basstbn's page.

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  • The happiest people in the country

    According to a recent survey of the local newspaper - Tirolier Tageszeitung , the tiroleans are the happiest people in the country, opposite to those from Burgenland that are considered the less happy. This is due to the magnificent landscape, says the public opinion. As we say in Bulgaria - "The mountains grow people, the plain - pumpkins"

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  • Mayrhofen, the good town to stay in.

    During the travel to Tirol , Zillertal Valley we have found the hotel in a small town called Mayrhofen. It was quite good place to stay in as we could visit most of the placies in the area easily. There are also a good hotels' base there as there are a lot of hotels, pensions, appartments there.In Mayrhofen there are also a shops with the food,...

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  • Snowmaking system

    These last years, many skiing areas have invested in extensive artificial snowmaking system to ensure sufficiant snow coverage on their slopes. Snow guns "shoot" water thanks to pressurised air which converted in snow with the low temperature (usually from -2°c). Maybe not too nature friendly as you need plenty of water (artificial lake to create...

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  • endless landscapes

    some distances:Innsbruck - Vienna ~470 kmInnsbruck - Salzburg ~ 180 kmInnsbruck - Klagenfurt ~ 380kmInnsbruck - Munich ~ 160kmInnsbruck - ***ing ~ 200km ;-) with good weather you have such fantastic views, you think you see 100 of kilometers far..and maybe it is like that...if there won´t be other mountains you surely could have a look until...

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  • beautiful sunsets

    the Ziller tal is located in the department of Tirol. The next big city is Innsbruck. In several little villages in the valley you find a lot of possibilities to stay ,as in e.g. Fügen, Hochfügen or Kaltenbach (places where I stayed and where are good places to do skiing as well....if there is enough snow) there is a little railway passing through...

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  • the views over the glaciers

    In one of our tours to Austria we´ve had that less snow that only the "Hintertux" glacier gave possibilites to go skiing. I haven´t been still teh best on skies, and a glacier means often a lot of places of poor ice.......and surely quite cold there at this altitude...but all stress of going there, the coldness etc was excused with excelent views

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  • the starting page for some Travelogues

    to show some winter impressions: pictures I took in Fügen, Kaltenbach and Hintertux, all in the Zillertal in Tirol/Austria.Have had always great time, with less snow you have to go to Hintertux, theré you´ve got almost always good conditions because of the altitude.look at my travelogues, if you want to see more, sorry, here I don´t have more...

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  • The shortest Metro Line in the World

    Visit the village of Serfaus (about 50 km west of Innsbruck), which has the shortest metro line in the world. It stretches for fantastic 1500 metres and has four stops. The train is airborne like a hovercraft. The service is free in winter but not in summer. Well, I would pay nevertheless, just out of curiosity!

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  • You haven't visited Austria if...

    You haven't visited Austria if you only go once. You will truely experienced it if you (at least) go once in wintertime and once in summertime. The country (read 'the mountains') are so completely different in these two seasons. Not only the scenery, but all activities and even the atmosphere is changed by fresh snow and slippery ice or green...

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