Innsbruck Journals

More Innsbruck and Salzburg Adventures--January 1987

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A January 2000 trip to Innsbruck by Wildcat Dianne

Stadtturm Photo, Innsbruck, Austria More Photos
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Helblinghaus and other Innsbruck attractions

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Attraction | "The Helblinghaus and other Innsbruck Attractions"

Downtown Innsbruck XI Photo, Innsbruck, Austria
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There are a couple of more Innsbruck Attractions worth mentioning in this journal on Innsbruck whose history or architecture fascinated me on my 1987 visit to Austria.The first place I laid my eyes on when I went to Downtown Innsbruck was the Sudtiroler Platz (South Tirol Square), a small square that is home to the Bahnhof or main train station of Innsbruck and a couple of expensive and old hotels. The sight that had me piqued during my short visit into the Sudtiroler Platz was the Liberation Monument, a small arch, that comemmorates the liberation of the Tirol from the French and Bavarian armies who occupied Austria and the Tirol in the late 18th and early 19th Centuries. With...Read More

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Stadtturm

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Attraction | "The Stadtturm (City Tower)"

Stadtturm Photo, Innsbruck, Austria
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Many people connect Innsbruck, Austria with the Olympic games and being a big ski area in the Austrian Alps and don't take the time to visit the city in order to see that Innsbruck is home to some of the most beautiful buildings and architecture in Central Europe. Not being a skiier, I spent most of my time in Innsbruck exploring several of these hidden gems on two occasions.One of these gems was the Stadtturm (City Tower), a beautiful tower located on the Herzog-Friedrichstrasse in Innsbruck's Old Town (Altstadt). The Stadtturm was built over an eight-year period from 1442-1450 and was home to the city watchman who would climb up the tower in order to watch over Innsbruck and...Read More

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Stadtturm
Herzog-Friedrich-Straße 21
Innsbruck, Austria 6020
+43 512 5615003

Hofburg and Hofkirche

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Attraction | "The Hofkirche and Hofburg"

Hofburg and Hofkirche Photo, Innsbruck, Austria
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My first trip to Innsbruck was spent touring the Maria Theresiastrasse and all of its sites on Innsbruck's main drag and in its alleys and side streets. One of our stops before lunch was a trip to the Hofburg and Hofkirche, the Hapsburg royal residence and church whenever the family was in the Tirol.The Hofburg and Hofkirche are located on Universitatstrasse 2 in downtown Innsbruck and are well worth a visit when you visit Innsbruck. The Hofburg was closed during my 1987 visit being a Monday, but the Hofkirche was open to tourists. The Hofburg dates from 1739 when it was commissioned by the Hapsburg family and for the next forty years, it became the home of Emperor Leopold and...Read More

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Hofburg and Hofkirche
Rennweg
Innsbruck, Austria

Schloss Leopoldskron

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Attraction | "Snowy Sight of Leopoldskron"

Schloss Leopoldskron Photo, Salzburg, Austria
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Although Innsbruck was my home base for my week-long trip to Austria in January 1987, anyone on the tour I took was able to sign up for day trips to several other places in Austria and Bavaria, Germany. One of those trips was a day trip to Salzburg, the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and site of the 1965 hit movie The Sound of Music. I was interested in taking a trip that allowed me to see all of my interests in Salzburg including Mozart and a little bit of The Sound of Music thrown in for good measure.On the bus from Innsbruck to Salzburg, it was snowing heavily which would have a Rhode Islander like me cancelling any trips in the USA if I had to drive there on m...Read More

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Schloss Leopoldskron
Leopoldskronstrasse 56-58
Salzburg, Austria 5020
+43 662 839830

The Annasaule

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Attraction | "The Annasaule (St. Anna's Pillar)"

The Annasaule V Photo, Innsbruck, Austria
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I enjoyed two trips to downtown Innsbruck during my January 1987 visit, and one of the most beautiful monuments standing on Innsbruck's main drag, the Maria Theresiastrasse, is The Annasaule, St. Anna's Pillar. With its religious icons and beautiful architecture, the Annasaule was one of the most photographed tourists sites on my trip to Austria.The Annasaule has an interesting story in why it was built in the middle of the Maria Theresiastrasse. At the end of the 17th Century and very early 18th Century, Austria was at war with Spain and Bavaria. Bavaria occupied the Tirol part of Austria, and there was a lot of resistance against this occupation. On 26 July 1703 (St. Anna's...Read More

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