Austria,  Europe

unexpected innsbruck

Hello hello hello!
I woke up at 8ish this morning and headed downstairs for some breakfast. After a cheeky meal of a pear, some pineapple AND a slice of whole wheat toast with Nutella, I decided to go back up to my room to plan my day out. Since it was about 9 am at this point, I decided not to stray too far from my home base of Bad Häring. What other place than Innsbruck? I looked up the bus schedule, and unfortunately, I had just missed a bus by 10 minutes, and the next one is at 11 am. So here I am, sitting in the hotel room looking out at the incredible view and waiting until 11, when I can take the bus to Kufstein, where I’ll take a train to Innsbruck. I’ll probably arrive at about 1pm. After sightseeing, I’ll update this post with everything I did and the unexpected occurrences that came along with my day.


At 11:02, I took the bus to Kufstein Bahnhof (the train station), and caught a train to Innsbruck. It took an hour and fifteen minutes, which I slept through most of. The time I was awake was rewarded with incredible views of the mountains and greenery. IMG_4131
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Once I arrived, I did the classic sightseeing things, like the Gold Roof and Dom St. Jakob. The other time was spent exploring everywhere I could, which never got boring. Innsbruck is beautiful!
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After a bit of exploring, I stopped for lunch outside of the Gold Roof. I had traditional Austrian spinach dumplings, which are essentially giant gnocchi. It was delicious. I initially didn’t think it would be enough to satisfy my appetite, but it was a struggle for me to finish all 5!IMG_4169
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I absolutely adored being able to see the mountains from wherever I was. It made me feel so small and insignificant. Usually people hate that feeling, but I’ve come to appreciate feeling small in the world and realizing that my problems are nothing.
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The highlight of my trip was probably the Dom. I was enchanted by it, and found myself writing in my journal outside of it once I had toured the inside. It was incredible. I was sitting in a garden directly across from it, and I could just hear the river flowing and the church bells and children playing. The sun was hugging my body, but it wasn’t too warm because there was still a bite to the air.
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I loved the color of the water here. It might be a really strange thing to notice, but it just looked so milky and cloudy, yet clean at the same time. Its embarrassing how long I was standing by the river just staring at the water in awe.
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I loved how everywhere you looked in Innsbruck was a beautiful building. They weren’t all the same style or from the same period, but the architecture was beautiful, no matter when the building was built.
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And really quickly, here’s my outfit. I’m wearing a blazer custom tailored for me, made by Ba Bi in Hoi An, a red topshop shirt, pink punk boyfriend jeans, and thrifted ballet flats. IMG_4229
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Innsbruck was beautiful. It was a little more my pace than Kufstein, but that’s simply because I like busier places. It still wasn’t too crowded, which I enjoyed. I’m heading out to Salzburg soon, so I’m curious to see how Innsbruck and Kufstein compare! So far, every single place I’ve visited has been fabulous!
Till next time!


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  • Greta Noll

    ANYA I WAS IN SALZBURG THIS SUMMER! You have to climb up to the fortress and take in the view! Also the palace gardens! Going for a run in the city is amazing! I know about a waterfall gorge hike that is about 30 minutes south of Salzburg in Berchtesgarden if you want info on it- absolutely stunning. Sorry to be creepily commenting on your blog, I just love your life and am excited about SALZBURG. OMG also I have a great restaurant reco: Zirkelwirt around Residenzplatz. My family went there twice in three days. Traditional Austrian food and menu in english i think 😉

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