Growing up, The Sound of Music was one of my favorite movies. I could not get enough of the mischievous, free-spirited Maria, and I was captivated by the beautiful mountain scenery. I never thought that I would actually have the opportunity to visit the Austrian Alps.
Innsbruck is a medieval city two hours away from Salzburg, the city where The Sound of Music was filmed. Nestled in the Austrian Alps, this city whose name literally means “the bridge over the inn” can boast of breathtaking scenery, snow-capped mountains, a remarkable collection of German sculpture, several ski resorts, and of hosting the Olympic Winter Games twice.
After spending a few hours in this beautiful town, I can imagine why Maria got carried away singing in the hills and missed morning prayers on a regular basis! The hills are indeed alive. Enjoy the pictures!
About to explore Innsbruck.
“♫ The hills are alive! ♫”
The Golden Roof: located in the Central Plaza in the heart of the town is Innsbruck’s greatest tourist attraction and most characteristic landmark. Built in 1500 for the Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I, it served as a royal box where he could watch tournaments.
Hofburg, Innsbruck. This Imperial Palace is one of the most famous historical buildings in Austria. Located between the Golden Roof and the Cathedral of St. James, this famous building once housed the royal monarchs of the Hapsburg Empire.
Outside Swarovski Innsbruck.
Inside Swarovski. Please note Swarovski Innsbruck has undergone extensive renovation since my last visit, and today is one of the largest Swarovski stores world wide.
I decided to head over to Café Sacher for the famous Sacher-torte. Guten appetit!
Top: Forever 21
Jeans: Club Monaco
Location : Innsbruck, Austria
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