Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Innsbruck *Photos Added!

Our home for the next few days is Innsbruck, Austria. This was the Olympic host city some years ago. The Old City section of Innsbruck is quite manageable in a day. Much of the main street through town is retail and restaurants. The architecture of Old City is quite charming. At the end of the main street is the Goldene Dachl (Golden Roof) which was built by Maximilian I to watch courtyard festivals from the alcove balcony. The reason behind the name is because the alcove balcony has 2,657 gold-gilded copper tiles.

We, yet again, climbed a whole bunch of stairs of the Stadtturm (City Tower) to get a great panoramic view of the city. The skies were clear and we could see quite far. Of course, the Alps

The castle/palace of the day was Kaiserliche Hofburg (Imperial Palace).  More contraband photos...

One of the many frescos in the palace

The ballroom - just before I got busted

We spent the rest of the afternoon visiting the various churches and platz in the area. We had a leisurely dinner and gelato (OMG).

I suppose today's blog post is short, but we actually saw quite a bit. The weather for tomorrow, and the next few days, looks rainy so we're making our travel plan. We'd like to head to Oberammergau, Mittenwald, and Garmisch-Partenkirchen.


  1. I've been following the whole trip and re-walking all these places I visited so long ago. Glad you're having a good time. Enjoy the four things Europeans do better than, chocolate, bread and cars.

  2. Sounds like an amazing trip so far! One of these days I'll head out that way!

  3. I am on the same time zone, after all ;)

  4. I think we've hit all of the 4! I can go for more chocolate and bread. I have to add one more to that - yogurt. It is soooo delicious.