River Inn, Innsbruck
As it so happened, we had been following the scenic River Inn on our drive to Innsbruck. It turned out our Hotel was close to the River, then later on we saw the river was dividing the city centre. The Inn River, more commonly referred to as the Inns, is a tributary of the Danube. Numerous small towns have developed along the banks of the river, including towns that are the birthplaces of Pope Benedict XVI and Adolf Hitler.
Innsbruck is the largest town/city on the Inn River and takes its name from the River. Innsbruck literally means “bridge over the Inn River."
In medieval times, the river was used for transportation, and it also provided access to the Black Sea via the Danube River for trade and commerce.
During Summer, you can go canoeing, kayaking and rafting. I didn't, I just walked to the middle of the city bridge and enjoyed the wonderful views of the river and the mountains. Cyclist's often follow this river from start to finish and others like me, can enjoy a walk beside it!
The city got her name from Inn river and this quite city achieves energy from the energetic river Inn....
Fondest memory: I bought my first 1/43 scale car from Innsbruck marketplatz in 1988,now it becomes a large collection wth 346 items.
In this general category, I want to give an overview over what I have seen and done in Innsbruck. In the next categories, I want to highlight a view of these things.
I can't think of a better start to this page than with this lovely view over the river 'Inn'. This is the river that runs through Innsbruck, and which gave the city its name.
The name of the city comes from the combination of brücke, (German for „bridge“) and the name of the local river, the Inn. I found this a lovely view to the coloured houses on the other side of the river. Too bad it was such bad weather while I was here though.
Favorite thing: The river Inn is a mighty, wide, fast flowing river, one of those rivers you just don't wanna mess with! And this is during a real heatwave at the end of summer. Imagine what the river is like in winter or as the snows melt! Great views across the river to the Nordkette range and the hillside suburbs of Innsbruck.
Favorite thing: If you are looking for a quiet place you could take a stroll by the river Inn. There you' ll see many nice houses. Many of them are colourful.