Innsbruck: Sports, culture and leaving the sun

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Palace 'Hofburg'

So, with just one day left, it was time to check out Innsbruck itself. I’ve explored the beautiful surroundings and even the neighbor countries of Austria… so now it was time for Innsbruck

The European Championship of Soccer was going to be played in the coming summer in Innsbruck, so I wanted to check that out, and of course as a Sport&Health student AND as a Winterport enthusiastic I had to check out the Ski Jump of the Winter Olympics of 1964 and 1976. But besides all the sports, there are other things to see in Innsbruck.

 

First I got together with my sister downtown, to see the historical centre of Innsbruck. Elise showed me around and let me see the house where Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart lived and I bought Elise a nice souvenir and I said: “Well this is ‘Fur Elise’  ;)”

After that we explored the market and there was a lady standing as a statue.

Downtown Innsbruck

I was amazed by the beautiful buildings and the weather was good so the beautiful mountains on the background did the rest: I was falling in love with this City.

Elise and I ate a ‘kaisersmarrn’, kind of a broken pancake, but then it’s not ;). After our tummies were full it was time to go to the soccer stadium and the ski jump area.

 

Unfortunately to enter the Ski jump costed some money, it was busy with school trips and I was running out of time to catch my plane, which leaved at 15:50. So quick picture and off I was. Pack my stuff and to the airport.

 

At the airport I gave my sister a big hug and there was a surprise for me.

The House where Mozart lived
The corridor where I had to enter had a neighbor corridor… apparently a arrival corridor, because there where my parents! Haha, my face must have looked quite silly because my dad was laughing tears. So two big quick hugs for my parents and I got on the plane. Back in Germany I drove back myself to The Netherlands (my parents were going to pick me up, but that couldn’t work that way anymore, would it?).

 

After all, I had to say, I visited Austria several times, once in the summer, but in the spring is recommended. The Alps are really beautiful this time of the year, and you can still ski/snowboard if you want. It was nice to explore a nice city as Innsbruck and Tirol in the sun.

Yes, the sun... because back in The Netherlands there was my big friend waiting for me.... the rain... I WANT TO GO BACK!!!

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Palace Hofburg
Palace 'Hofburg'
Downtown Innsbruck
Downtown Innsbruck
The House where Mozart lived
The House where Mozart lived
The ladystatue
The lady'statue'
Beautiful buildings downtown Innsb…
Beautiful buildings downtown Inns…
The Ski Jump area
The Ski Jump area
Olimpic statue
Olimpic statue
The soccer stadium
The soccer stadium
Tirooooaaallll! ;)
Tirooooaaallll! ;)
Auf Wiedersehen
Auf Wiedersehen
Bye brother!
Bye brother!
My parents and their evil plan
My parents and their evil plan
The airport of Innsbruck
The airport of Innsbruck
Somewhere above Austria
Somewhere above Austria
Yep, thats right: Germany.. getti…
Yep, that's right: Germany.. gett…
Rain... :(
Rain... :'(
Innsbruck
photo by: Hummingbird