Mountains around Innsbruck, Innsbruck
Favorite thing: 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 into their background so well.
Favorite thing: The quickest way to ascend Nordkette mountain is the Hungerburg Bahn which leaves from a station at the end of Rennweg (end of tram lines No. 1 and No. 6). The Hungerburg plateau is a good base for hiking. From here cable cars continue to just below the summit.
go up the Nordkette. Take the cable car from the city. Innsbruck is a delightful town for visitors to Austria. However, unless you are into mountain activities such as skiing or hiking, epxect to get a bit bored after a couple of days here. However, the possibility of visiting nearby lakes should not be over-looked. Try getting the steam train to Aachensee.
Fondest memory: Friendships made while living there.
Take the 'Hungerburgbahn' to the 'Hafelakar' on the 'Nordkette' (Northern chain of mountains). Here you have a dazzling view over the town and the Inn-valley. With clear weather you can follow the Brenner-autobahn (with the technical miracle of the Europa-bridge) down South towards Italy.
Fondest memory: Waking up at my friend's house and see the sunlight climbing down from the tops of the mountains.
Ski! Amost every village in the Zillertal has some or many skiing slopes. The Fügen skiing region has two parts. One is directly above the village and the other is at the end of the road where they've erected some hotels and named that Hoch-Fügen (High-Fügen).
In the picture are the lowest, easier slopes at Hoch-Fügen.
A panoramic view of Innsbruck from the Patscherkofel Mountains.
Thanks to the winter Olympics of 1964 and again in 1976 (I think so!), this historic capital of the Tyrol is today one of the most picturesque and tourist-infested region.
go SKIING @ Tyrol!! P.S. I took this lovely shot from our car... (I didn't wind down the windows for fear of turning into some ice block or something).
Yes, nestled between cosmopolitan Innsbruck and the rollicking towns dotting the beautiful Lake Constance area, the Arlberg attracts swarms and swarms of outdoor adventurers. I'm sure you'd have a great time here too....