Blogs from Innsbruck, Tyrol, Austria, Europe - page 5


Europe » Austria » Tyrol » Innsbruck May 9th 2010

This will probably be the second-to-last entry before I head home. In 25 days I touch down in the O'hare airport. I can't believe it. Before I started this trip eight and a half months seemed like forever. But it hasn't been nearly long enough. But l keep reminding myself that I have plenty of time ahead of me to see all the places I want too. The last few weeks have been relaxed and enjoyable. I visited Rabea in her hometown of Braunsweig and went to another juggling convention. We spent a day in Berlin, which was really cool. It was kind of eerie to think about everything that's happened in that city within the past 100 years. We went to the Holocaust memorial there. It's simple, yet powerful. A grid of square stone columns ... read more

Europe » Austria » Tyrol » Innsbruck March 23rd 2010

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Europe » Austria » Tyrol » Innsbruck February 14th 2010

I caught the 10 AM train back to Innsbruck, arriving a little after noon and headed back to my Pension. There I met my nephew and we went out for lunch - as luck would have it my last meal in Innsbruck was where I ate my first meal in Innsbruck, only this time we were joined by post-church lunchers and Valentine Day celebrants. The sun was out in full force so we drove up to the mountain town of Seefeld where we explored and enjoyed coffee and treats. Seefeld is a ski and spa town, very beautiful and picturesque. The spa looks particularly appealing, with the opportunity to lounge outside in a hot pool. Anyway, an early night since I leave Austria tomorrow on a 6AM flight to start the next and final leg of ... read more
Road to Seefeld
(Old) Border

Europe » Austria » Tyrol » Innsbruck February 9th 2010

A gorgeous sunny day, so we took advantage by heading up the mountain on the gondolas - yes that is correct, it required TWO gondola rides to get to the top. Essentially, you drive across the Inn river to the other side of the town, and make your way to Hungerburg by either car or bus. They you take the first tram up the mountain to a ski area after which you can take another tram and head even higher. You could ski if you wanted to attempt a 70 degree pitch. Again, I will let the photos tell the tale.... read more
Innsbruck Valley

Europe » Austria » Tyrol » Innsbruck February 8th 2010

We took the train from Garmisch to Innsbruck for the day. We bought the Innsbruck card, which covered all the transportation, and touristy things we did that day, so it turned out to be a really good deal! First we took a walking tour of the “old town” (it’s all old, but this part was really old). This included brief history of the buildings, architecture, and the cathedral. We were able to see the Golden Arch, which is where the king sat to watch jousting tournaments, town meetings, and everything in between. Our tour guide told us that king Maxamillian said that it needs to be gold, because if you want to be remembered when you turn the page; you need to make sure that it lasts. We also went into the main cathedral. It was ... read more

Europe » Austria » Tyrol » Innsbruck February 6th 2010

This is a beautiful area and this entry is simply photos of the town which is nestled amongst mountains. Airplanes come in quite low and it is a spectacular view from the windows (and breathtaking!) ... read more
St Jakob's
Building detail
Downtown Innsbruck

Europe » Austria » Tyrol » Innsbruck February 5th 2010

I am here in Innsbruck to not only enjoy the sites but to visit with my nephew who lives here this time of year. It is pretty luxurious to have a tour guide handy, and the first order of business after arrival was to hit a laundromat. Never ever underestimate the complete joy of clean laundry. That housekeeping done, I was taken for schnitzel and beer in a traditional Austrian hall. Heaven indeed, and the first meat I had eaten in awhile. The following day we headed out to the countryside for the afternoon, driving through the village of Patsch and to northern Italy via the Brenner Pass on rural and secondary roads. The weather in Innsbruck was overcast but warm-ish, but by the time we hit Italy it was a very snowy day! The food ... read more
Near Patsch
Patsch area
Patsch 3

Europe » Austria » Tyrol » Innsbruck November 25th 2009

Three weeks of exploring cities by day, and drinking/partying all night can really star to wear on you. Luckily, my most recent stop was to Innsbruck, Austria - a beautiful city of 100,000 people located in a valley, surrounded by the peaks of the Alps. I arrived on Saturday night at 11:00. So, even though my main reason for being in Innbruck was to get away from the city, see some nature and recharge my batteries, I decided it would be a waste to not check out the night life of a new place on the best night of the week. I stayed at a hostel that was once housing for Olympic athletes in the 1964 and 1972 winter games that were held here. I paid 20 euro's per night (32 CAD) which is the most ... read more
First Mountain View
Mountain Close Up

Europe » Austria » Tyrol » Innsbruck October 6th 2009

And here are a few photos from Innsbruck. The next blog will be Munich and Oktoberfest! ... read more
Soaring High
Look Mom, no feet!
And we've landed!

Europe » Austria » Tyrol » Innsbruck October 5th 2009

Bonjour à vous de Innsbruck, Nous sommes arrivé hier après midi par train sur lequel Benoit s'est fait probablement engueulé en allemand pour avoir été sur un siège réservé... Dès sortis de la gare, nous avons été estomaqués par le magnifique paysage montagneux. Très belle ville avec rues étroites et en vieux pavés traversée par la rivière Inn. Notre B&B était situé l'autre coté de la rivère et en hauteur....agréable avec un gros sac à dos.... Aujourd'hui visite du chateau Ambras et de la ville....puis départ pour Venise et le romantisme. Ben et Véro... read more
Église sur la montagne
Facade fleurie
Montagne bordant la ville

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