"Greenery all around" Innsbruck by BruceDunning
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The Romans started the activity for the town in the 4th century by buiilding an outpost. The first derivitive of the name comes from :over the bridge" or over the Inn river, and then called Oenus. It later changed the name and became the capital of Tirol region (one of the best beauties in Europe) in 1429. Maximilian I made this a center in 1490's. The town is/was a point to pass through the Alps by going through Brenn Pass which is 30 km south of town.
This detail map shows the number of buildgs and sites to be able to view. The area is not very large, but holds a lot of interesting buildings and architecture. it was the capital of Tyrol region and Maximillian used as his headquarters in 1490.
A mix of Gothic, Baroque and Rococco styles, it was last modified by Maria Theresa in 1754. The orginal palace was built in 1460 for Archduke Siegmund the Rich. The Hapsburgs ruled here for six centuries. it is now a museum with a lot of Hapsburg portraits and antiquities inside. Price of a ticket is 5.50 Euro and is open 9-5
- Pros:We like the town layout and things to see while strolling
- Cons:Stay away from tourists in summer-especially golden roof
- In a nutshell:This is one of the most quaint and Alpine feelings
They landscape is fabulous, and attested to this by the Olympics winter sports here twice. more travel advice
This is one really well taken care of river. It actually is green looking. They catch fish out of here and eat them, not... more travel advice
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