Train from Vienna to InnsbruckMary and Nancy boarding the high speed train to the capital of the Alps and home to the 1964, 1976, and upcoming 2016 Winter Olympics...Innsbruck.
Train - speedTraveling at 230 km, our trip across Austria took only 4 hours.
Weisses Kreuz HotelOur hotel 'White Cross' opened its doors in 1485. It is located in the heart of the historic old town of Innsbruck. On our last day, an Alpine marching band paraded down our street. Almost lost Mom as she hung out our 4th floor window as she watched the parade march by.
Weisses Kreuz - view of MtnMom outside our hotel. Our home in the Alps has a beautiful mountain backdrop. Restaurants and shops line the streets.
Weisses Kreuz - Goldenes DachlOnly steps away from the hotel was the 'Golden Roof'. This landmark was erected in 1500 by Emperor Maximilian I. The oriel is capped with 2,657 gold plated copper tiles. It is said that Emperor Maximilian I viewed the tournaments from the balcony.
St James CathedralIn the 13th century, the Catholic Church erected a house of worship to honor James, one of the 12 apostles. The church was part of the Austrian Way of Santiago de Compostela, an important pilgrimage route during the Middle Ages. This cathedral was built in 1717 and is considered among the most important Baroque buildings in the Tyrol area.