Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Roadtrip Europe: Innsbruck

After a night in Salzburg, we departed early in the morning for the Olympic town of Innsbruck, Austria. I think this may have been my favorite leg of the trip with my dad. Innsbruck took the best parts of Europe with Baroque architecture and Neo Gothic churches, and combined it with the best of Colorado, with mountains and wilderness and a blue-green river snaking through the town.

I loved Prague and Vienna and Paris, but cities all begin to intermingle. Then you see mountains. Large, breathing structures, moving and growing. I'm splitting this post up because I think the Alps deserve their own moment. But here are some looks at the town of Innsbruck.

About Innsbruck:
  • Capital city of federal state of Tirol in western Austria
  • The Winter Olympic Games were held in Innsbruck in 1964 and then again in 1976
  • The Golden Roof, pictured below, is a popular landmark and was built in 1500, the roof was decorated with 2,657 fire-gilded copper tiles for Emperor Maximilian I.
  • Serves as an ideal place for skiing in winter, and mountaineering in summer, and is also features numerous mountain biking trails


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