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Images of Innsbruck

Posted by Brian Jewell in Europe on July 20, 2009

 
 

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If a picture is worth a thousand words, then snapshots of Innsbruck, Austria are worth 10,000.

This city high up in Austria’s Alps is the second largest in the country.  And while there are many noteworthy facets, including a thriving cultural and educational scene, nothing is more impressive than Austria’s Old Town.

The area known as Old Town was constructed during the 14th and 15th centuries. Today, only a few blocks remain (much of it was destroyed in the bombing raids of World War II).  But those few blocks are an absolute treasure: narrow pedestrian streets wind their way between the facades of centuries-old buildings, trimmed and decorated with Baroque-era artwork and immaculately maintained.

The fanciful architecture, tiled streets and pastel colored walls seem like something out of a storybook. Sidewalk cafes, jewelry stores, and candy shops add to the appeal. For a tourist in Innsbruck, there is no better place to spend an afternoon or evening.

And no matter which alley you look down, the Alps linger in the distance.

 

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