Innsbruck 24.08.2015


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Insbruck is the capital city of Tyrol in western Austria. It is located right in the middle of eastern Alps with very picturesque views.

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It’s one of three cities which held Winter Olympic Games twice. Though it’s not the only amazing thing about the city. For example there is Ambras castle. There is a museum of old pictures and knight clothes and pictures of people with some unusual deceases. E.g. the picture of Petrus Gonsalvus, known as the first man with werewolf syndrome (an abnormal amount of hair growth over the body). Or Gregor Baci, the guy who survived almost the death hurt on knights competition. The spear entered his eye and exited through the neck. Really scares (:

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I would also mention Spanish hall. Unfortunately there were too many chairs, though the view is still nice. Especially if you know that it was built 500 years ago.

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A typical city for its area. It was possessed by Austria and Bayern (it was a constant switch here) a number of times during last thousand of years.

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Street performers do the best they can. Even the invisible man showed himself. I bet I saw something similar before (:

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Among other sights - the house with golden roof.

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There are many interesting places in the city, but nothing can be compared to a small village in mountains. Here was my accommodation for a couple of days. It's quite and nice here. The only thing: it was not that easy to get there. It was to high, the down-grade was up to 20%, which is too hard for a car like I had. Buses also were not fast enough.
They also have a rail road from village to Innsbruck, though this year it was closed for construction works. There were buses available instead. But there are too slow.

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Houses here are big and spacious. It looks like they are used to live by a big family in one house. But they didn't want to live in a small narrow building.
The most amazing thing, that even in such a high hill village there is no infrastructure issues. Good roads, shops and even cafes. In mountains more then a thousand meters over a sea level. It's really cool (:

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