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After two nights at the Oetz Valley, we dediced to go on to Insbruck. We drove the small national ways again so we could see some other places since we weren't in a hurry anyway. We went from Oetz to Kuhtai, which is a beautifull drive over the mountain and ends in Kuhtai at 2020 metres. Kuhtai itself is only really a place worth visiting in the winter because it was clear to us it was more of a ski resort. But the drive to get there is certainly worth it.
We went on to Kematen and Axams and eventually Insbruck. We decided to visit Insbruck for a bit in the afternoon. We first were lost to finding the centrum because there wasn't a sign to the centrum from where we were coming from on foot. So we walked around for nothing for about 90 minutes. If you want to visit Insbruck properly, make sure to get a map or you'll only be irritated. There aren't that many information maps or most of the time you can't find them. Insbruck is lovely though, but we ourselves went more to the shopping area. We didnt look so much at the culture and statues. Though there is a gorgeous one at the start of the shopping area. But if you do want to go for culture, in the old part of Insbruck (the Alten Stadt as they call it) there is plenty there for you. Make sure to have some sort of guide book though so you can pick some things out.
At about 15.30 we went to look for a camping. We first went down to Natters. But we could only find one camping which we didn't like so we went on down to the Brennerpass and then all of a sudden we were at the border of Italy. We didn't go over it but from Insbruck you can be in Italy in about an hour, and looking at some of the brochures we got, there are some interesting slots to visit just over the border so it's worth remembering at least. We then went all the way up again and ended up at Hall in Tirol.