I don’t know much about Austria beyond wiener schnitzel and The Sound of Music. And because I missed out on an earlier trip to Vienna I figured that the second time would be the charm. This time we were headed to Innsbruck, capital of the Tyrol state in the western part of the country.
I learned on our flight from London that Innsbruck sits at the bottom of a valley with mountain ranges surrounding the city. I learned this from the pilot who added that sometimes they have to abort the landing due to high winds. I learned afterwards that aborted landings are common at Innsbruck’s airport due to the winds and the fact that the runway is quite short.
Snow capped mountains on a backdrop of blue sky takes my breath away, at least the little breath I had after our landing. With my camera at the ready I was keen to get as many shots as I could. Here is a sample.
It wasn’t just mountains and snow that made this trip successful. First, I met my colleagues from the UK and Germany. (It was a work trip.) Second, and perhaps the important part, I ate really well.
Stay tuned for more photos from Innsbruck. Auf wiedersehen!