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The Anna Column [Annasaule] & The Golden Roof
During our ski trip in Stubaital we took a day off [bad weather] and drove to Munich. On our way we passed Volders and tried to visit St. Karl but it was closed and we just walked around a little and left.
I took a day off skiing and did a day trip to Innsbruck - Thus Stephan went backcountry skiing in Stubaital. It was a nice warm day. I parked very close to the center of town and walked for hours around and did some shopping. the tragedy struck at the end of my trip when I got a speeding ticket! I was speeding and I have no excuse.
The drive to Innsbruck
Europabrücke [below - one of the first flyovers in Europe, crossing valleys in the Alps]
Just can not resist the 'Goldenes Dachl'
Our cultural outing for this trip is a visit to Ambras Castle. It's museum has the first authentic collection of 16th century weaponry and armors. It also has a portrait collection of famous and infamous people, including Vlad III Dracula, Prince of Wallachis.
Here is a small sampling of the castle the museum, the artwork and its gorgeous Spanish Hall.
You get greeted with a peacock when you first arrive and park.
The safe in the form of a castle and the chapel
The Spanish Hall
Summer in Innsbruck is festive and vibrant - Here are views from Maria-Theresien-Strasse, the Goldenes Dachl, and Stephan playing the guide with Ayşe among other sights.
The Triumphal Gateway [Triumphpforte] on Maria-Theresien-Strasse, erected by Maria Theresa in 1765 to mark the marriage of her son Leopold to the Spanish Infanta Maria Ludovica
After spending some fun time shopping and walking around town we crossed the Inn river hiked up the hill to a lovely restaurant Stephan knew - Restaurant Schoeneck.
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