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“Great City! Very Relaxing!”
Review of Innsbruck

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Fort Worth, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
15 reviews
21 helpful votes
“Great City! Very Relaxing!”
Reviewed 23 November 2010

Innsbruck is a great place to visit! Absolutely beautiful and several things to do there. The mountains are unbelievable and the multi-colored buildings are just amazing. We went to a Tirolean show starring the Gundolf family. This was an excellent show and was so much fun to watch. They were very impressive with their slap dancing and instrument playing. Highly recommended. I would highly recommend at least a short stay in Innsbruck! One of the most beautiful places I’ve been in Europe.

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Raleigh, NC
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
10 helpful votes
“Innsbruck is soo worth seeing”
Reviewed 31 October 2010

After a lovely drive from Fuessen, Germany to Innsbruck, we were delighted to arrive in a sort of city oasis surrounded by beautiful steep mountains. We arranged through [-] for a Taxi (our driver was Michael in his Mercedes) to pick us up from our hotel in Fuessen and drive us along the beautiful mountainous roads of the Tyrol to our hotel in Innsbruck. The extra cost was well worth it, compared to the much lower cost of taking the trains and worrying about the schedules and making the transfers. Michael's love for the Tyrol and his pride in the area enhanced our trip significantly. Innsbruck is a beautiful place, especially the old town. Our hotel, the Goldener Adler, was beautifully historic, with all the modern conveniences, and within a short walk of almost everything we wanted to doThe Hofburg Palace of the most distinctive Empress Maria Theresa, the Hofkirche with its tarnished Renaissance bronze statues, the breathtaking Innsbruck Cathedral, and the Hopfgarten are all together making a short walk from one to the other. The old town's boutique shopping is a refreshing change from department stores. Many excellent restaurants and biergartens are also located within old town. A trip up to the top of the Bergisel Olympic ski jump is something a little different and exciting. The Tyrolean people we encountered were very nice and helpful without exception. And then there are mountain hiking, winter sports and cross country trails. What a great place! This city should appeal to travellers of all ages.

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Toronto, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
411 reviews
356 helpful votes
“Small-ish mountain town, pretty and charming..”
Reviewed 23 October 2010

Our time in Innsbruck ended up totaling under 24 hours, which I don't think was enough to really explore this city. I wish we had spent two nights as opposed to just one, which would have allowed us to see some more things in the area.

At first glance, Innsbruck appeared slightly dingy and even a bit run down. We were relatively underwhelmed when we arrived and figured we had done right by choosing to stay just one night. Once we had dropped off our bags at the hotel and went out on foot, it became apparent we had misjudged the place a bit.

If anything, I'd classify Innsbruck as peaceful and calm. We walked along the river path, past the university, for almost an hour and you couldn't hear traffic or city noise. There were many active people out on the path, which is always nice to see, although not many tourists.

The tourists were probably mostly gathering in Innsbruck's old town part of the city, which was very pretty. I appreciated the numerous fountains in the area and the colorful buildings that lined the streets. The main attraction, the golden roof, was a bit anti-climatic - we instead found the winding streets more captivating.

Prices were reasonable everywhere we looked with maybe a bit of an upcharge in the old town portion. Outside of that central area however, I thought food was a great value.

We did not get out to the diamond mines or any Olympic related attractions as we did not have enough time.

Overall, I'd suggest better planning on your part than we did. Plan for some extra time, or at least a full day, to really check out the city. I wish we could have had a bit more time in the area.

Thank Ryjones
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1 review
Reviewed 10 September 2010

Innsbruck - Austria is a really nice and cozy city to visit when you want to relax and really feel the cold weather. It's a small city surrounded by mountains where you can practice your snowboard or skiing, or just enjoy the breathtaking view of the Alps. Innsbruck is also confortable and really beautiful, seemed to come straight from the fairytales, with castles, as the Golden Roof or the 15 century Imperial Palace. The restaurants are great and there are plenty near the historical center, just like the hotels. I't's one of those citys where you really have to go back.

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Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
12 helpful votes
“January in Innsbruck”
Reviewed 22 January 2010

Spent 3 nights with friends (January 2010), stayed in the Weisse Kreuz, great location, right in the heart of Innsbruck "old town", Just yards from the "famous" gold roof and just 2 minutes walk right to Jimmy's irish bar and left to a cracking Austrian bar (name forgotten..oops) to the left as well!

Things to do:
Ski jump is an interesting sight, nice walk to it from the centre of town(20-30 mins).
The Bobsleigh is a must, Its a bit pricey at 95 euro's but what a blast!! How often can you say you've done the bobsleigh??
Don't bother with the Thu night one(for wimps!), go all out for the Saturday (Full olympic run).
Last bus back to innsbruck is around 5.30ish!! Don't get stuck in the bar and then realise the only bus left is going the wrong way! Superb bus driver pulled over and waited for a bus going to Innsbruck and let us transfer (you wouldn't get that in England!)and a mere hour later than planned we made it back to innsbruck!!
Great place for the skiing as well, loads of runs nearby or within an hour, public transport is 2nd to none.
Plan to come back next year, just as soon as the wife lets me off with going on this trip!!!!!!

In all Innsbruck is a good location and well worth a visit.

Thank Reesemeister
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