People in Innsbruck seem to think the car is a safe place to store luggage or money. I went out with people who withdrew 1000 euros and then put 900 in their car, because obviously nobody breaks into cars there.
I was completely amazed (and that's really an understatement), and I was laughed at because I absolutely could not relax while my luggage was still in the car (we had just arrived, were going out with friends of my then boyfriend, who used to live there, and we hadn't checked into the hotel yet). In the end I got so nervous that I forced my bf to take me to the hotel so I could take up my stuff to our room and have a relaxed evening, but people really didn't see why this was so important.
I really still cannot believe why anyone in their right mind would leave 900 euros in a car, but everyone seemed to agree that this was really the safest place to keep money.
So now you know where to look if you run out of money. Or how not to come across as a complete idiot and be laughed at because you actually believe (ridiculous) that someone might break into your car (sure) and (mwoehaha) steal your belongings. =)
When using a WC in Austria and you see the toilet seat spinning, it may not be because you've had too much of the local spirits. The seat really is spinning for the automatic cleaning system after you flush!
Innsbruck has a lot to offer: The theatre next to the Hofgarten offers all kinds up to musicals, operette, opera, etc. The Hof offers a museum and also in the centre there are several museums, the Mayorshouse tower, The riverside, there is so much of it. So go to the Tourist info office and find out. Our day's there were to short to do all that. But it was very pleasant anyway !
Chess, especially the lifesize kind, appears to be the great European equalizer, and is certainly a spectator sport!. Have a seat on a bench in the park, eat your picnic lunch, and let the games begin!!!!
This picture is of some of my relatives from my mother's side from the c.19th century. They are not from Innsbruck, but from Grosses Walserthal in Vorarlberg.
We were not the only Dutch people in Fügen! Almost 40 percent of the guests is, an other 40 percent is German. The rest is a mixture comming from almost every European country.
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