Innsbruck Austria, Seriously Tasty…
Tasty? You ask. Yes tasty, from food to rolling hills of Julie Andrews singing nuns Austria is full of incredible experiences! If you are looking for a place to head for the weekend (because all of us here in North America head off to Europe for weekends) I vote you start where I did, in the Olympic town of Innsbruck, Austria.
Innsbruck is about a 2 hour drive from the Munich International Airport. It’s possible to take the bus, or train, but you are in Autobahn territory rent a BMW and drive as fast as your in-flight meal fueled heart can take! Be sure to take a quick read on the dynamic road signs on the Autobahn as the “No Limit” speed sections are NOT everywhere, in fact most of Austria is limited to 100kmh…
Ok enough of traffic, OTHER than to say that the drive to Innsbruck Austria is BEAUTIFUL! Even on the highway, if you feel like taking a few extra hours, drive through all the little towns on the way, you will not be disappointed!
Yes I stayed in a Hilton. I live with 5 children normally. Anyway once you get there head to the old town, just ask a local where the “Gold Roof” is and they will help you out, it literally has a gold roof. That whole area is full of very hip pubs and restaurants. I managed to check a few out, I even stumbled upon a craft beer pub! Where I had THE BEST meal during this trip!
Innsbruck hosted the Olympics in 1976 so you feel like you are transported back there due to all the upgrades that would have taken place in that time. It is a good feeling however, and I wandered around the old town by myself that night and felt no serious risk, which was either ignorance or just how it is 😉
I recommend using Innsbruck as your home base then take trips to see the MANY castles in the surrounding areas, also take some time to find a big grassy hill, run around on it, and sing until an old man yells at you while he is walking his cows home.
One of my favorite places I have ever been, Innsbruck Austria! I leave you with an image of one of those grassy hills! Stay tuned for my trip to Salzburg, Austria!