Postcard from Innsbruck

After our wonderful stay at Fussen, we took a Flixbus to Innsubruck. It was a 1.5 hours journey and a beautiful one for that matter. Bavarian landscape had our hearts skipping a beat. The bus took us though some small German villages, which had the most pretty houses and backed by gorgeous landscape. After this trip, we have decided to come back to Germany for just a road trip around Bavaria.

We reached Innsbruck in the evening, almost time for stores to close and went to our Airbnb straight. We thought of Innsbruck as a small tiny town but it was a much bigger city and we were kind of amazed. Staying in Airbnb also gives us the feel of how the locals live. We decided to head to the city and explore a bit during night time. Honestly, everything was dead and closed except the restaurants. We also found vegetarian food a bit difficult to find for our first dinner. The platter we ordered was just cheese in various forms and well, not a very delicious one.

Innsbruck at night
View of the alps at night
Innsbruck at night 1
Busy restaurants with no vegetarian food

Next morning we woke up early to cover a couple of places in the city. Since we had only 24 hours, we decided to make most of it. We started our day with a trip to Nordkette, the range of mountains just north of the city. The view from top was just too good and there is a small cafe on the top were we enjoyed some awesome Austrian beer with gorgeous views. It was full of snow even in April and people were skiing. I made a mental note go get back in winters just to learn a bit of skiing. This time we didn’t have enough time and had other things on our agenda.

Nordkette 1
Up close with the snow..
View from nordkette
That view!
Nordkette in spring
That’s us.. πŸ™‚ On the top of the world..

We didn’t want to leave and probably could have spent the entire day here, but after soaking in everything, we decided to head back to the city. Next on our list was the city tower again for the views. We could see the golden roof, Austrian alps, and the city from the top.

Golden roof innsbruck
Golden roof
View of Innsbruck
Innsbruck from top

After some lunch we decided to head to Swarovski Kristallwelten. It wasn’t in our initial plan, but well someone told me it is good and I could buy some jewelry. So, why not! Raga enjoyed the crystal house a lot and some of the installations were really beautiful. Jewelry was not any cheaper than regular Swarovski rates, but it has the biggest shop in the whole world. After a lot of looking around, I bought a few earrings.

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The entrance was beautiful
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Crystal dome

We spent the last couple of hours, roaming around and touring the city. It is beautiful and the Austrian alps stand like a crown over the city. We took a lot of photographs and soaked in everything, roamed around casually before calling it a done. All in all, we totally enjoyed our stay in Innsbruck and it should be on everyone’s list.

Innsbruck street view 1
The tram lines just add to the charm

 

Innsbruck steet view
Lovely view of the city..
Innsbruck 3
Exploring the alleyways
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It was a lovely evening..

Our detailed itinerary on Innsbruck is nowΒ on Tripoto, if you would like to see. πŸ™‚

10 thoughts on “Postcard from Innsbruck

  1. Wow Innsbruck looks so beautiful! It’s been on my list of places to visit for a few years now. The crystal dome looks so dreamy!! The view of alps surrounding the beautiful city is stunning. What a lovely city and what a beautiful trip you had there! Hopefully I will make it there sometime soon myself. πŸ™‚

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