Austria, Innsbruck Guide (B): The Colorful Town of Innsbruck, Austria

Austria, Innsbruck Guide (B): The Colorful Town of Innsbruck, Austria

The Colorful Town of Innsbruck, Austria
For the day, we drove down to Innsbruck, Austria. The river Inn flows through the city center therefore “Innsbruck” literally translates to “The bridge over the Inn”. Innsbruck is the capital of the Tyrol and is Austria’s most important tourist region. What makes Innsbruck special is that it is nestled into the Tyrolean Alps and during the winter, it is one of the many popular ski towns people flock to. Last weekend we went to Zugspitze and discovered that we have a new found love affair with the Alps and are evening planning to go hiking in the summer.  The Alps are so enormous that they span across 7 countries. 

We decided to go because I’ve been dying to remember what I couldn’t. 15 years ago, my family and I did a family history tour of Austria, Germany and Switzerland. I remember most of the vacation, but nothing from Innsbruck. And surprisingly, even while we were there today, none of it looked familiar to me. Granted the fact that 15 years ago, I was a tween who was grumpy that I was being dragged all around Europe. Wish I could go back and smack that tween in the face for not appreciating that vacation more.

Hofburg Palace

We first hit up the Hofburg Palace but didn’t bother going in. This is so unlike me. It just didn’t look exciting enough to spend the money to go in, but now that I am home and researched a bit about the palace (which I normally do before going and I’m pissed I didn’t this time) I wish I had gone in. I’m a ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: The Colorful Town of Innsbruck, Austria
Guide Location: Austria » Innsbruck
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Hofburg Palace   Cathedral of St. Jakob   Goldene Dachl   Herzog-Friedrich-Strasse   Gasthaus Goldene Dachl   Triumphal Arch   St. Anne Column  
Author: Lorelei Frey
Read it on author's website: https://caliglobetrotter.wordpress.com/2015/02/22/the-colorful-town-of-innsbruck-austria/