May 23, 2014

A Rainy Day in Innsbruck, Austria


Over Valentine's Day weekend this past February, D and I hopped in a car with two dear friends and we made our way to Austria for a few days of exploring. We spent our first 2 days of the weekend wandering the hills of Salzburg, but on our drive back to Germany, decided a night in Innsbruck would be a perfect finale to our weekend away. Just as you'd expect for most European cities in the crux of winter, we were greeted with clouds and rain upon arriving to Innsbruck. Does that stop us from sight-seeing? Not a chance! If we stopped traveling whenever rain threatened a trip, we'd never see any part of Europe! Armed with umbrellas, we hit the puddled pavement in search of all the fun Innsbruck had to offer. The city was charming, with brightly colored buildings and sweet wrought-iron signs hanging above various shops along the main shopping drags. Clouds loomed over bell towers and hid the mountains surrounding the city, giving off an eerily beautiful feeling as you strolled through the squares and quaint alleyways. While some parts of Innsbruck have been modernized, the Old Town area still pays homage to its historic roots with numerous museums, stunning Tyrolian architecture, and traditional Alpine restaurants that are almost too delicious for words. We spent most of our time here ducking in and out of bars (to escape the rain), eating some of the most outstanding Greek food I'd ever tried (in Austria, no less!), and snapping dozens of photos of Innsbruck's mountainside charm. While you won't need a week here, a quick weekend visit (rain or shine!) does just the trick! 


16 comments:

  1. Austria is at the top of my list to visit. These pictures are lovely, looks like such a charming area even if it is a rainy day.

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  2. Like something out of an old movie! Pretty!!

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  3. Wow what a gorgeous place!

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  4. I wanted to give this post the heart-eyes emoji they have on Instagram. Beautiful photos.

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  5. That's where I did my study abroad! Not unsurprisingly there is also some killer Italian food there as well. Mamma Mia's right in the Old Town has some of the best Quatro Formaggi pasta I've ever had. The hiking around there is amazing too! Such a bummer it was raining the whole time, but I'm glad y'all got to visit.

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  6. Love how the buildings add nice pops of color even on a rainy, gloomy day.

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  7. What is the brown cross body bag you use? I looks perfect.
    Thank you!

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  8. My dad always says a rainy day on vacation is better than a sunny day at work! Your photos are great.

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  9. You guys are visiting all my favorite cities over there! Innsbruck was the place where I started mountain climbing years ago... Rain or shine, it is such an adorable place.

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  10. What charming, sherbet-colored buildings! Even pretty in the rain :)

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  11. Love all the colors and I'd absolutely kill for a day of rain right about now!

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  12. So lovely! It's a dream to visit some place with those pastel buildings ^_^ Thanks for sharing!

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  13. That looks like such a cute city! I could totally go for some delicious Greek food about now :)

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  14. Oh my word, what a dream! Lucky girl. ;)

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  15. I'm desperate to go to Austria! It looks gorgeous!

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