A day trip to Innsbruck

Since the university was closed for five days, my friends and I planned to go to Innsbruck. We chose this city because it was not far from Bolzano, where we lived, and we could make it as a day trip. The other days I had to finish my assignments… it was a student’s life!

From Bolzano, we could go to Innsbruck both by bus and by train. At that time I did not know that we could go there by bus, so we went there by train.

Along the way to Innsbruck, I started seeing snow…It was my first time seeing snow in Europe.

I was a little bit surprised because there was no snow in Bolzano. To be more precise, I did not see snow in the city, but I saw it only on the mountain. But only an hour or two from Bolzano, I saw the snow on the ground.

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Around 10-minute walk from the train station, we reached the Innsbruck old town. We were welcomed by the fairy tale lane. I was excited by seeing fairy tales’ characters in front of the buildings.

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I have been there in December, so I had a chance to see a lovely Christmas Market. It was very crowded especially around Golden Roof, an Innsbruck landmark, area.

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We walked to the church. It looked normal from the outside, but inside was very beautiful. Churches in Europe are always amazed me.

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We climbed up the city tower so as to see Innsbruck from the top. The panorama view over Innsbruck and the surrounding mountains was a breathtaking view. It was worth a ticket price.

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The pastel-hued and beautiful buildings with background of mountain and clouds and the artistic shop signs made Innsbruck charming.

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We walked to the bridge over the Inn River to see the nice view. And I realized later that the name of this city, Innsbruck literally means ““bridge over the Inn River”.

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After visiting Innsbruck, I feel like the landscape and the buildings in Bolzano are more similar to Innsbruck than other cities in Italy. I like Innsbruck’s old town city and I want to explore other cities in Austria such as Salzburg and Vienna. Hope I have a chance to go back to Europe!

Have you ever been to Innsbruck? Do you like it there? Share your experience with me in the comment!

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