Over the four years we've lived in Europe we've driven through, by, and past Innsbruck, Austria a dozen times and never stopped! One time we even stayed at an Airbnb just outside the town with plans to visit it in the morning, but when we woke up it was pouring rain so we packed it in and came home, saying to ourselves "Next time!". A couple more "next times" came and went... The original itinerary for our Spring Break Mega Road Trip™didn't even include a stop in Innsbruck, but we realized as we were passing by this city once again that it was our very last opportunity and we just HAD to see it!
We plugged in the address to a parking garage right downtown and made our way to it. With no guide and no real plan, we actually got lost a bit in the beginning, but eventually made our way into the heart of the beautiful city.
The area is filled with activities for both summer and winter, so much so that many visitors barely glimpse the medieval heart of the city before rushing off into the hills. Can you spot Janey girl in both pics below?
Over 130,000 call Innsbruck home and the city has a pleasant, lively feel.
Charming architectural details on the left. And do you see those blue "people" on the balcony on the right? What the?
Snippets of our wanderings around Innsbruck:
Our family in Innsbruck, Austria on Saturday April 1st 2017:
Next - a biiiiiiiig post about the Cinque Terre!