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Souvenirs, Innsbruck: 10 reviews and 15 photos

  a Wolpertinger
by globetrott

This shop has only 2 windows in the pedestrian zone, and you may buy these prepared animals in a shop in Absam, a part of Innsbruck in the south.
My favorite animal in that shop was a Auerhahn ( Capercaillie / wood groose)

What to buy: When you click on my picture you may see this "Wolpertinger" that might make a perfect souvenir for all hunters worldwide, as this is a really rare and rather shy animal living only in Bavaria and Tyrol.
NObody ever saw it alive but sometimes hunters find them dead in the woods.
Quite strange is the fact, that all of them look different, some hove horns like a young deer, some like a sheep...

Wolpertinger are in fact part of plenty of stories told by hunters and so clever people tried to "create" such animals for fun. Also in Bavaria you may buy them in some shops.

What to pay: 150 Euros for such a rare animal is certainly a fair price ! they also had a cheaper one for 140 Euros.
And the Auerhahn was 600 Euros !

Address: A-6060 Asam - Dörferstrasse 54
Directions: The window with these exhibits is in the 1st sidestreet on the left in Herzog Friedrichstrasse.when you come from Burggraben.
othercontact: Tel=Fax
Phone: %B%CB%S4+43(0)5223 / 445 15
Theme: Other

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated May 19, 2005
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