Travel Photo: Mieming

Mountain Sunrise in Austria

A beautiful mountain sunrise not far from Mieming in the Tirol region of Austria.

First Impressions of Innsbruck

Innsbruck is a beautiful little Austrian city nestled between Italian, German and Swiss mountain ranges. It’s the idyllic location of the second Travel Bloggers Unite conference where I’ve been having fun meeting fellow travel bloggers and going on a few photo walks.

The 600 year old altstadt is the heart of the city and great place to start exploring (not to be confused with the 300 year old ‘new town’).

Innsbruck

The Baroque Dom St Jakob is a must visit for church lovers or for those of us who just want to get out of the heat.

Dom St Jakob Innsbruck

Buildings of note in the old town include the Helblinghaus and the Goldenes Dachl (Golden Roof) building.

elblinghaus Golden Roof

Kaiserliche Hofburg (Imperial Palace) is another main attraction. The building itself is beautiful but it’s well worth a visit to see the Riesensaal (Giant’s Hall) if you like over the top design.

Hofburg Innsbruck

The Hofgarten has been my favourite place so far. Great for a walk, to sit and relax or even to play (or watch) chess.

Hofgarten Innsbruck

Play Chess in the Hofgarten

There is still plenty of see as well as the second day of the conference to attend so I’m looking forward to seeing more of Innsbruck.