Innsbruck Journals

Innsbruck in Summer

A July 2004 trip to Innsbruck by ggcahill

Innsbruck at night. Photo, Innsbruck, Austria More Photos
Quote: Innsbruck, another short stay on a quick trip through Europe. As a keen skier I was excited by the prospect of visiting this well known skiing destination. Where were the slopes? Not near the town, although we did see the world class ski jump!

Innsbruck in Summer

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Innsbruck at night. Photo, Innsbruck, Austria
Visit the Swarovski Crystal World Showroom. A wide variety of crystal products for sale and a display of unusual crystal products such as crystal dresses. For souvenirs, t shirts with no Kangaroos in Austria were popular! We opted for a lined woollen beanie, but then, we are keen skiers! The ski jump which overlooks the cemetary is a must see. Look down the ramp at the cemetary beyond. A reminder, perhaps, of the consequences of a badly executed jump!Quick Tips: A quick visit over the border into Germany to see the The Eagle's Nest near Berchtesgaden, (Kehlsteinhaus) Hitler's tea house built as a 50th birthday present. Amazing engineering feat and magnificent views.Best Way To...Read More

Best Western Hotel Leipziger Hof

Hotel | "Park Hotel Leipzigerhof"

Best Western Hotel Leipziger Hof Photo, Innsbruck, Austria
The hotel was opposite the city park, close to shopping centres and the main railway station. The location was handy for exploring the city and checking out the nightlife. (We found an Aussie bar!) Best shopping was within easy walking distance, the largest crystal showroom (Swarovski Crystal Worlds). Huge variety of items for sale and an interesting display of unusual items such as crystal dresses! Prices were reasonable. The room was adequate, although not large by Australian hotel standards. (need a short tailed cat to measure this room.) Typical of most hotels, there was room for one suitcase on a stand, the other needed to be placed on the writing desk. The lift was odd, having no interna...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 5, 2004

Best Western Hotel Leipziger Hof
Defreggerstrasse 13
Innsbruck, Austria 6020
+43 (0)512 34 35 25

Bergiselschanze/Bergisel Ski Jump

Attraction | "Bergisel Ski Jump"

Bergiselschanze/Bergisel Ski Jump Photo, Innsbruck, Austria
A visit to the top of the Bergisel Ski Jump gives you an idea of what a jumper faces. The cemetary beyond the bottom of the jump is a stark reminder of the possible consequences of a missed jump. I'm sure that this fact is not lost on jumpers. I'm not sure that "Eddie the Eagle" would really appreciate this view!

Cakes and coffee offer a nice way to enjoy the view in a relaxed manner. The cakes, though, ooze calories and required a long walk upon the return to our hotel!

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 5, 2004

Bergiselschanze/Bergisel Ski Jump
Bergisel, Innsbruck 6020
+43 664 300 33 33