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  • Early morning in the Altstadt
    Early morning in the Altstadt
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  • River Inn @ Innsbruck
    River Inn @ Innsbruck
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  • River Inn @ Innsbruck
    River Inn @ Innsbruck
    by balhannah

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  • 1. Useful Information

    At last we were in a city and I was hopeful that I would find a self-service laundry. Wasn't it great that our accommodation knew what people wanted and in their tourist brochure racks was a brochure...

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  • 2. Old Town (Altstadt)

    Later in the day, we came back to the Altstadt looking for somewhere to have lunch. How the area had changed! There were throngs of people and those tables that were being put out on the cobblestones...

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  • 3. Personal Memories and Impressions

    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...

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  • 4. Maria-Theresien-Strasse

    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...

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  • 5. Mountains around Innsbruck

    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...

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  • 6. Churches

    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....

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  • 7. River Inn

    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....

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  • 8. Bergisel

    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...

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  • 9. Goldenes Dachl

    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...

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  • 10. Hofburg

    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...

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  • 11. Food and Drink

    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...

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  • 12. Stadtturm (City Tower)

    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...

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  • 13. Helblinghaus

    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...

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  • 14. Triumphpforte

    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,...

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  • 15. Schloss Ambras

    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...

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  • 16. Outside Innsbruck

    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!!!),...

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  • 17. Alpenzoo

    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...

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  • 18. the understatement of meat in Austria

    That there were a lot of meat dishes is an understatement but I had one ace up my sleeve: Gröstl. Nothing like throwing a dish with a missing vowel and a...

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  • 19. excited for the Sudtirol Express

    Though we loved the town itself, the train trip there was perhaps even better. Along with incredible mountain scenery, there are pretty little farms dotting the...

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  • 20. still searching for those Austrian microbrews

    After some further exploration of the cute if touristy center of town, I wanted to make our way to a place I’d read about on the Internet that reportedly had...

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  • 21. tired of "German" food?

    After my anticlimactic setback of finding the beer bar closed, I was not about to give up my dinner choice of restaurants, which reportedly had some pretty...

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  • 22. more ups than downs

    We had noticed a nice bakery on our way home the previous night and decided to go there for breakfast which was a resounding success. My Dad and sister got...

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  • 23. Flüsterbogen; i. e. the whispering arch.

    This is an arch with special acoustic. If you stand at one end of it and whisper something, another person at the opposite end can understand clearly what you...

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  • 24. INNSBRUCK AUSTRIA

    The Capital city of the Federal district of Tyrol in Western Austria, INNSBRUCK is located in the Inn Valley at the junction with the Wipptal River, which...

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  • 25. Useful phone numbers

    The most common European emergency number 112 (following Directive 2002/22/EC: Universal Service Directive) and also standard on GSM mobile phones. 112 is used...

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