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Old March 4th, 2019, 03:14 AM   #1
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INNSBRUCK and SALZBURG: In Austria’s Mountain Capitals

INN RIVER

Once you’ve made it down, the area overlooking the Inn river ("Innsbruck" means literally Bridge over the Inn) just North of the old town is quite scenic, with its city villas and gardens.


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INNSBRUCK: Nordpark

Twice host of the Winter Olympic Games and with some of the world’s top facilities, Innsbruck has been a destination for sports lovers for decades. If you like Winter sports, especially skiing, you’ll be spoiled for choice in Innsbruck. Urban buses can take you to areas hosting world cup competitions and even glaciers with huge vertical drops. But if you just want a quick afternoon for gliding down, the Hungerburg is also the main way up Nordpark, a ski area which could literally not be any closer to the center of town! During my Spring visit, kids were mostly taking advantage of the last remaining patches of snow, but the possibilities for skiing in the region are endless, and significantly cheaper than in rival regions in Switzerland and France.

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INNSBRUCK: Hungerburgbahn

Those pretty mountains are of course beautiful from below, but you must go up! No hiking boots or equipment needed, you lazy tourist. Just a quick stroll from the old town will take you to the base of the Hungerburg “zipper” train, which will whisk you across the river and up the hill to the base of a two-stage cable car, to the top of the Nordkette (north chain) that overlooks the city. This is not just an easy way up a breathtaking place, it’s also a fun, cool ride in a sleek piece of modern urban infrastructure linking city with nature. Appropriately, the base and middle stations are modern pavillions designed by the late star architect Zaha Hadid.

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SALZBURG AND INNSBRUCK: In Austria's Mountain Capitals

To the visitor, Austria can seem like a perfect country of clean cities, polite people and wonderful landscapes. With the exception of Switzerland, no other European country is so closely identified with the Alps. Innsbruck and Salzburg are not the only state capitals of the mountain regions, but they are the largest. These aren’t big European cities like Vienna, the national capital, but these towns offer a wonderful combination of sport possibilities, culture, history and city life.

INNSBRUCK

Now, while Salzburg is right where the mountains begin to rise, Innsbruck, the capital of Tirol is smack in the middle of the Alps, surrounded by peaks. With its busy airport, imperial heritage, and Winter sport facilities, this wonderful place punches well above its weight in the crowded world of European tourism. It is smaller than Salzburg, but it also feels more modern and authentic, and you’ll see tiny bits of gritty urban life outside the old town. Its historic core is much smaller, but it never feels like an open-air museum, like Salzburg sometimes does, and you’ll see many less bus tour groups crowding its narrow streets.

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Gorgeous and your captures are great, interesting composition. Austria is such a beautiful country.
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Wonderful shots! Haven´t been to Salzburg and Innsbruck for a while, so I enjoy your photos even more!
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Beautiful set from Austria!
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So much beauty... Phantastic shots, Alejandro - thank you!
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Really lovely and scenic pictures!! Cool mountainviews!
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Really great, very nice photos from Austria; well done
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Old March 6th, 2019, 03:26 PM   #11
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Wonderful impressions from Innsbruck. When I was a schoolboy ,my schoolclass traveled for two weeks to Garmisch -Partenkirchen in South bavaria. For one day we made a tour to Innsbruck, it was rally cool there , but it is long ago, it was in 1984 !
But in recent weeks I have seen a TV travel docu dealing with Innsbruck.There I have seen this wonderful metro -cable-car stations and also the view from rock into the city, so your pics are like a deja vu .
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Amazing thread and really beautiful photos! Thanks!
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Yes, we would like to see more...
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Salzburg: From the Mönschberg

The views from the Mönschberg aren’t bad, either. Salzburg may not be ringed by snow-capped peaks, but it’s definitely not lacking in the scenic beauty department!

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SALZBURG: Museum of Modern Art

Just beyond the Horse Pond, a tunnel crosses the hill towards the South-West. But if you walk a few meters into it, you’ll soon reach the lift to the top of the hill. Here, the main sight is the Museum of Modern Art, a sleek, modern structure.

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SAZLBURG: Old City Hospital

Also at the base of the cliffs of Mönschberg, the old city hospital, a part of which now houses, Europe’s largest Toy Museum.

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SALZBURG: Below Mönschberg Hill

On the Northwest side of the old town, the hill of the Mönschberg, the lowest of Salzburg’s main three hills, closes off the old town and makes it narrow with its cliffs literally rising right above the streets. The famous Horse Pond, from the 17th Century, is an over-the-top baroque fountain with frescoes.

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SALZBURG: The Old Town

SALZBURG

Salzburg, the capital of the state of the same name, is one of Austria’s main tourist draws. It is much more touristy than Innsbruck, and the streets of the old town, the scenic river bridges and central cafés are full of other tourists. But you’ll quickly notice that many of these travelers, especially those from East Asia, are here to pay homage to the city’s most famous son, Amadeus Mozart, and that these are a brainier, somewhat more sophisticated bunch. You’ll definitely risk losing an eye to the selfie sticks, if you’re not careful, but the elegance of this city is never overwhelmed by its fans.

Let’s check out the old town, duly registed in the UNESCO heritage sites. The old town has resisted the temptation of becoming occupied by tourist trinket shops, and while you’ll definitely see them, the old town is actually quite elegant and classy in terms of the shops and locales that line its narrow streets and commercial passages.

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Been to Innsbruck, Salzburg and Vienna last year. Vienna is a beauty, but for some reason I really, really fell in love with Innsbruck. Lovely people, very hip but traditional town, the mountains are breathtaking.
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