On the way back to Vienna from my short getaway to Lech with the boy, we made a quick stop at Innsbruck where we met up with my two sisters who had stayed there overnight.
Innsbruck, the capital city of Tirol (Tyrol), is located between Munich, Germany, and Verona, Italy. It is the largest ski resort in the Alps due to its prime location for all types of alpine sports and activities.
Maria-Theresien-Strasse is the perfect place to mooch around, to go shopping, or if you just want to park yourself on a nearby bench to either people watch and/or enjoy the beautiful mountain scenery with a glass of peach iced-tea during summer or a mug of glühwein (mulled wine) during winter.
With it being a deliciously warm summer’s day, the first box to tick on our to-do list was to grab a cone (or a cup) of ice-cream. A single scoop of this creamy and yummy rum raisin ice-cream from this popular and busy gelateria, Tomaselli, did just the trick!
The Golden Roof (or the Goldenes Dachl).
Innsbruck’s golden wonder with its glittering 2,657 fire-gilt copper tiles that was built for Emperor Maximillian I.
A sneaky looking statue with a stunning backdrop of the Alps that overlooks the Inn river. These two men look like they are either sneaking out of the city or protecting the city from naughty trespassers trying to get in through the Inn bridge (Innbrücke).
The many outdoor cafés and restaurants, gorgeous Baroque architectural buildings and local boutique shops selling local produce and other nik-naks, makes Innsbruck a beautiful place to visit any time of the year.
Despite being at a city centre surrounded by tourists from all of the world, I really loved how relaxed and chilled everything seemed. Even when walking through narrow streets, I never found myself squeezing or pushing through crowds to try and get through.
With the clock ticking and telling us that it was almost time to go, we did another essential stop and grabbed a refreshing cup of frozen yoghurt before the long drive back to Vienna.
I went for a healthy-but-not-healthy option of vegan kokos-schoko (coconut-chocolate) yoghurt with sliced almonds and oreo chunks. So good, oh so so so good!
Check this place out when you’re visiting! The purest and most delish fro-yo you’ll ever find – Kurt – Pure Frozen Yogurt and click here for their Facebook page.
And just like that, our short time in Innsbruck was up and a long night-drive back to Vienna awaited us.
Ta ta for now, Innsbruck, I promise to stay for longer next time!
All my ♥,