Bundesland Tirol General

  • 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 General

  • Personal Memories and Impressions

    Innsbruck General

    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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  • Useful Information

    Innsbruck General

    If you are part of generation x or part of the baby boom generation, you can still do it the old fashion way via getting various pull up maps and brochures of the Innsbruck attractions so that you would not get lost or disoriented and the best deal here is that the maps are free and you can get them at the various souvenir shops around innbruck and...

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  • Old Town (Altstadt)

    Innsbruck General

    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 were now partially filled with people. The streets were much busier and packed with tourists, and now tour groups are being show through the Altstadt....

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  • Goldenes Dachl

    Innsbruck General

    The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) is practically a three storey balcony with a roof made of 2657gold plated tiles. 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.

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  • Maria-Theresien-Strasse

    Innsbruck General

    Maria Theresien Strasse is one of the main streets in the city. It is bordered with 17th and 18th centuries houses, 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 the Bavarian troops on Saint Anne' s Day in 1703. At the southern end of...

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  • Mountains around Innsbruck

    Innsbruck General

    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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  • River Inn

    Innsbruck General

    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,...

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  • Churches

    Innsbruck General

    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 on that site. This has been a site of pilgrimage since the Middle Ages. Unfortunately I only could admire the interior of the church thought a gate. When I went there it was the closing time. The Wilten basilica...

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  • Bergisel

    Innsbruck General

    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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  • Stadtturm (City Tower)

    Innsbruck General

    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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  • Helblinghaus

    Innsbruck General

    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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  • Food and Drink

    Innsbruck General

    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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  • Outside Innsbruck

    Innsbruck General

    If you are going to Innsbruck via west from Switzerland and Vaduz, many will have a stop along a large strip mall along the town of Mils Bei Imst just after the Arlberg Tunnel. the Strip Mall is called Trofana Tyrol and it sits just , directly on the Inn valley motorway A12 (own exit) and on the main road B 171st and is a popular pit stop for both...

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  • Hofburg

    Innsbruck General

    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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  • Triumphpforte

    Innsbruck General

    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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  • Alpenzoo

    Innsbruck General

    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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  • Schloss Ambras

    Innsbruck General

    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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  • 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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