18 July 2019

Alps Trip 2019: Innsbruck

Our view from the Hotel Seelos in Seefeld is lovely. Before we board our coach to Innsbruck, I take a photo:

Hotel Seelos



This fun sculpture is in the hotel's yard:

Hotel Seelos

The drive begins with a slog up a steep, crowded road. Once again, the views are lovely.

coach to Innsbruck

A trip back down the mountain brings us to Innsbruck, where we disembark.

arriving at Innsbruck

The coach has let us off at a park.

Innsbruck

Innsbruck

A local guide meets us at the park and takes us on a tour of Innsbruck proper. First we come to a large old building that is used for government business.

Innsbruck

Sculpture in front of the building:

Innsbruck

We pass a theater, and there is classical music coming through loudspeakers. We note this spot as this is where we will meet our tour guide in several hours.

Innsbruck

We follow our guide through a tunnel in the buildings:

Innsbruck

And then - here we are in the heart of the old part of Innsbruck. Note the colors of the buildings. In Austria, only certain building colors are allowed, and certain types of architecture.

Innsbruck

Street scene:

Innsbruck

The mountains framed by town buildings. Our tour guide is in the orange jacket.

Innsbruck

Sculpture on a wall:

Innsbruck

John admiring a building:

Innsbruck

In front of a shop:

Innsbruck

The river “Inn” in Innsbruck was flooding its banks, making our travel plans for the next day worrysome. Some of the car and pedestrian bridges over the river were closed. They were moving big barriers to protect low-lying streets in Innsbruck.

Innsbruck

A mountain view from Innsbruck.

Innsbruck

Now, we go up those mountains in the above photo, the Nordkette range. we board a cable car and start the steep trip up.

Nordkette

Part way up, we switch to a different cable car.

Nordkette

Views from the top.

Nordkette

John admiring the views.

Nordkette

Nordkette

Nordkette

Nordkette

Nordkette

Nordkette

On the way down, shot from my phone.

Nordkette

Eventually we travel back to Seefeld and our hotel. We have a special dinner treat tonight: our guide has arranged horse-drawn carriages to take us along a green path to a remote restaurant. I loved the clop-clop of the carriage and the meal was great too.

Back at our hotel, we again enjoyed the view from the balcony, including a rainbow.

Hotel Seelos


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