Postcards from…Innsbruck

August 25, 2016

Postcards from…Innsbruck

August 25, 2016

The tiny little city of Innsbruck sits nestled in the mountains of the Alps. As I sat on the train from Vienna, I could see the mountains looming in the distance and already knew I was going to love the place. I had no idea what to expect as Innsbruck was a last minute addition to my European train adventure, but I am so glad it snuck its way onto the route because, as I may have mentioned once or twice before, I loved it there.

Although the rain and clouds kept the mountains pretty much hidden on my first day, it just made for an even more spectacular reveal on the morning of my second day. And although I took about a million photos – ok, slight exaggeration…- I still had to find a postcard to add to my collection that had the bits of the city I loved.

A postcard of the sights in Innsbruck, including the Golden Roof, Innsbruck Cathedral and various statuesAs if the city wasn’t stunning enough with the backdrop of the Alps, the architecture takes it to a whole new level. Different coloured buildings, different styles, and even the famed Golden Roof. So, of course I had to find a postcard with some of the amazing architecture on it.

Postcard of the Alps as a backdrop to the colourful buildings on the river in Innsbruck

What’s a visit to Innsbruck without mentioning the mountains? Did I mention how much I loved the mountains? There was still a fair amount of snow on them when I was in Innsbruck, though not as much as in this postcard. Regardless, this was one of my favourite views in the city. I took so many photos of different angles of this view, some with the river below which is out of sight in the postcard, some at this precise angle with the colourful buildings in view, and some just of the mountains with the sun somewhere in the shot. Even though I basically had this as a photo, I still wanted this postcard because it captures so much of what I loved about the city.

I only had a couple of days in Innsbruck, and you can find out what I got up to here.

Have you been? Or can you recommend anywhere I can fall in love with mountains a bit more?

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