Travel · Wanderlust

Travel to Austria: Exploring Innsbruck in One Day

Our Ultimate Euro Trip was coming to an end. And stopping by the colorful and vibrant city of Baroque-filled architecture Innsbruck was a nice way of ending it with a leisurely stroll enjoying the breathtaking views of the Alps.

READ MORE: Roadtrip and The Yacht Week: The Ultimate Euro Trip
I’m already loving Innsbruck! Sunflowers are my favorite ❤

After a quick snap of the sunflower after parking, we made our way to the top of Herzog-Friedrich-Straße and headed east to what eventually turns into Maria-Theresien-Straße for a walk down one of the city’s main streets full of shops and spectacular architecture.

First stop in our wander-walking tour…get ready for more architecture like this. This beauty of a building houses Uhren Wizman, a watch and jewelry shop.
Pink Spitalkirche (Spital Church) on Maria-Theresien-Straße.
READ MORE: Travel to Austria: The Sounds of Salzburg
Picturesque view behind us showing St. Anna’s column, the Spital church, and City Tower way down on the right (zoom in?). Can you imagine what this must look like in the winter with the mountains covered in snow? If you can’t, just Google it…It looks Ah-Mazing!
We made it to the end of Maria-Theresien-Straße where the Triumphal Arch stands. It was built by Empress Maria Theresa, which now makes the street name make sense 😮
Aimless wandering led us to the Rudolfsbrunnen Fountain in Bozner Platz Square…Can you see the dragon??? Remember Llubljana??
READ MORE: Travel to Slovenia: A day in Bled and Ljubljana
Back where we started on Herzog-Friedrich-Straße. This is the famous Golden Roof building, which also houses a museum. We were told this was the most pictured building in Innsbruck. This night time photo doesn’t do it justice to the way it glows under the sun.
Of course, we could not end the night without a drink…we had a long night of searching for lodging after our accommodation plans fell through.

Huge shout out to Hotel Alt Pradl for moving things around to get us a room! #winning

A day in Innsbruck was a nice, quiet way to start ending our adventure. But if you’re into snow sports, I have no doubt that the scenery here would be worth a trip!

READ MORE: Travel to Germany: Marienplatz

Have you visited Innsbruck? Any favorite spots?

Happy Travels 💛

lizLAUERS signature

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s