STOPPING OVER AT INNSBRUCK – AUSTRIA

Posted by on Sep 23, 2015 in FOOD, TRAVEL | 3 Comments

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.
innsbruck, austria
innsbruck, austria
innsbruck, austria
innsbruck, austria
innsbruck, austria 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.
innsbruck, austria 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!
innsbruck, austria
innsbruck, austria
innsbruck, austria
innsbruck, austria
innsbruck, austria 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.
innsbruck, austria
innsbruck, austria
innsbruck, austria
innsbruck, austria 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).
innsbruck, austria
innsbruck, austria
innsbruck, austria 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.
innsbruck, austria
innsbruck, austria
innsbruck, austria
innsbruck, austria 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.
innsbruck, austria
innsbruck, austria
innsbruck, austria 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.
innsbruck, austria
innsbruck, austria
innsbruck, austria 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.

innsbruck, austria
innsbruck, austria
innsbruck, austria 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 ,
Amanda

  • Anees Mirza

    We spent a week in a small village near Innsbruck about 14 years back. It was just amazing, Loved the scenic beauty. The village was in a valley, I am not able to remember its name but it was one of the most beautiful spots I have ever visited.

  • The Hungry Mum

    How beautiful! What a wonderful escape.

  • Traveling Rockhopper

    My friend used to live in Innsbruck, and when I visited him I immediately realised how lovely town it is! 🙂

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