1 Day in Innsbruck, Austria
We only spent one day in Innsbruck because of it’s small size, but it is so close to Munich that we will definitely be back! We’ve been to Austria once before when we went to Salzburg, which you can read about here. We took a Flixbus on Saturday morning from Munich to Innsbruck and it only took about two hours to get there. It was also only about 20 euros for each of us round trip!
The weather was PERFECT. We got really lucky and it was very clear and sunny. Everything I read online before we went said that Innsbruck is really cold, but it was so sunny the day we went that we never felt cold. In fact, with the sun shining off the snow, I actually was quite warm. (Might have been because I was wearing my favorite winter coat!)
We arrived around 10 a.m. and the first thing we did was find food. We walked through the Old Town and ordered breakfast at Studel-Cafe Kröll. Pat got a savory ham and cheese strudel that was the first savory strudel I’d ever had and it was really good! I played it safe with an apricot hazelnut strudel that was also good.
After breakfast, we walked around the city admiring the architecture. We felt like we had stepped right into a postcard – everything was so pretty! I couldn’t get over the gorgeous blue color of the river.
After touring the city, we headed to the Nordkette lift for some mountain views! My favorite part of the whole day. The lift stops three times with gorgeous views, skiing, food, and shops at each stop.
The views at the top of the mountain were breathtaking. It was so clear and sunny so we really had some amazing views. We spent a few hours at the top just taking everything in.
Weekend trips like this remind us of one of our main goals for moving here: to travel and experience more of the world. I still can’t believe that this is just a few hours away!
Stay warm in Innsbruck with these winter items: