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5/26 – 5/29 Innsbruck, Austria

To split up the journey from Rome to Munich, we looked at the Eurail map and chose a city based on the google image results. Innsbruck looked beautiful and was still a relatively large city, so we booked 3 nights in one of the last “Pensions” available.

The hikes, views, and town far exceeded our expectations, even with intermittent poor weather. It was also a nice introduction to the German language which we would be butchering for the next two weeks.

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The view from our pension room window
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A row of nicely painted buildings on the Inn (river), taken on our walk back from the city center
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Orangerie? Orange Theory? Like a moth to the flame…
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On Friday morning we took a gondola up the mountain Nordkette. At the very top there are amazing views of the city, the opposite alps, and the ranges of mountains behind Nordkette.

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Alps on Alps on Alps
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Some brave mountain goat families

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An artist working on a landscape on a large canvas
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Adrian finally started taking pictures of Nate 🙄
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Hiked some trails around the mountain, which cut across multiple ski runs
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Nate really getting into his flower photography, “Gotta use the macro function.”
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Hmmm…better luck next time!

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The next day we were feeling guilty about our easy gondola ride, so we hiked to the top of the opposite mountain, Patscherkofel. It was pretty misty in the trees as we hiked up the base of the mountain.
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We were aiming for a stop called Lanser Alm, but accidentally got a bit off track and found Sistranser Alm instead. Not mad at all…

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Ah, there’s Lanser Alm! We were amazed by these nice restaurants scattered across the mountain.
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Near the top of Patscherkofel, at the highest point the gondola reaches (6404 feet)
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At the top of mountain!

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Amazing view of the Innsbruck valley. We can only imagine the view on a clear day!

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View from the other side of the summit!
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Cozy lodge at the top where we enjoyed a well deserved beer 🙂

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Adrian’s evening nook

 

 

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