In(n) Innsbruck

So, we arrived in Innsbruck, quite taken aback at the huge mountains surrounding the city. We headed to the hotel (and we somehow managed to get a good offer on a really nice hotel, even to the point where I was worried we were at the wrong place when we rocked up). But I wasn’t complaining, that’s for sure! It had the very original name of “Hotel Innsbruck“.

On the first evening, with us arriving two hours later than planned, we decided to just take a stroll around and grab some dinner before having an early night. We went to a very typically tourist restaurant which was around the corner from the hotel, and I of course went as Austrian as possible with the food.

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Apfelstrudel for dessert, no less!

Our first full day saw us (Tim’s idea completely) walk up a really high mountain in the blazing sunshine. I don’t think I have ever sweat that much in my life. It was warm, humid, yet we trekked up that bloody mountain. I took some jokey selfies, but I think they’re just a little too embarrassing to be posting on here. Though here are some of the photos I took on the way up and down the mountain.

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Taking one of many breaks towards the top.
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Not a bad view!
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This was when we were back in the city – and the clouds had completely covered where we’d just been walking!

To treat ourselves, we went for another typical Austria dinner that evening. I can’t remember what it was called, but it was fried potatoes with chicken and a fried egg on top. Delicious!

For the rest of our time in Innsbruck, we really just kind of chilled. We had some walks, had food, drinks and enjoyed the peace in the hotel. It stormed every day mid-afternoon, but it didn’t bother us – just a good excuse to chill in the hotel! Here are some photos from the rest of our time in Innsbruck.

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The view as you stepped outside our hotel.
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Innsbruck did good sunsets!
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The second day of walking up mountains (luckily not as high this time)!
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I love a good flag.
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Enjoying some Sachertorte and a beer.
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Enjoying Gulasch and a beer.
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Enjoying a Schnitzel and… OK, you get it. But that Schnitzel was huge!

Then, it was time to head to Desenzano del Garda at Lake Garda in Italy!

 

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