Monday, September 13, 2010

Innsbruck, Austria

On the way back, we were too tired to drive the entire distance, as we had left Pisa at 1:30 p.m. which would mean we wouldn't return to Ceske Budejovice until 1:30 a.m. We followed our noses around the city, enquiring about a place to stay. After several places, we finally found what we were looking for in the old part of the city....the Golden Adler Hotel!  Notice who has stayed here in past years  (from Goethe to Mozart and beyond!).  Wow.
Of course, the views of the Alps from all around the city are spectacular! Note the aqua-colored river, fed by the glaciers...

Other views around the old city....shops, drinking fountains for the horses, the old tower....

The rose-colored church in the main square:

The cathedral:
And then, as we rounded the bend from the Old Square, in this little alcove above us were musicians playing Mozart! Serenading us that Sunday morning in view of the Alps....a moment never to forget!

Disclaimer: This blog is not an official University of Minnesota or Fulbright Program blog. The views expressed are my own and not those of the Fulbright Program, the U.S. Department of State or any of its partner organizations, or the University of Minnesota.


  1. these photos just get better and better! Maybe if this whole plant breeding thing doesn't work out you can begin a new career track - Neil and Mark's Travel Photography Tours! Now, please describe the smells!!! xoxoxo

  2. Wow. I can hardly wait to go to Innsbruck.
    It looks so beautiful. So what did my favorite boys eat?

  3. Totally in agreement with vulcan; Innsbruck is absolutely stunning and breathtaking! I want to be there rite now! Awesome blog, and thanks guys!