Backpacking Central Europe: Innsbruck, Austria
Travel DiaryDay 6-8:
The coach ride from Munich to Innsbruck was 2 hours and 20 minutes. If we thought driving through the snow and mountains to get to Munich was beautiful, we were wrong. The drive to Innsbruck was even more beautiful.
We arrived in Innsbruck and were taken away by these mountains in the city! Everywhere we looked, we were surrounded by these beautiful mountains.
We made our way through the city looking for our hotel.Hotel Central for two nights. The hotel was perfectly located, but the building had a bit of a cigarette smell to it. Our guess was that at one point this hotel used to be a smoking hotel. The room they gave us really smelled like smoke, so much that we thought someone was smoking and it was coming through the vents. We asked to change rooms and the second room they gave us smelled a little fresher, but the hint of cigarette smell was still there. They gave us free coffee vouchers for the inconvenience. If you don't mind the smell of smoke, that the room would be fine. They beds were comfortable, despite having twin beds and the room was quiet. However, we would not stay here again.
Go Vegan - We ordered the buddah bowl and a peanut butter cup. Both were very delicious. The owner was very friendly and helpful.
After lunch we continued exploring the town.
|Don't forget to stop and enjoy the things around you.|
We were hungry and the market didn't have a lot in the way of vegan options so we went to a place we spotted earlier with advertised vegan options. We could have got a vegan doner kebab but we decided to go to this other place as it was something we'd never tried before.Çiğ köfte which is a Turkish raw meatball dish which sounds pretty disgusting but there was nothing wrong with the vegan version as it was most definitely not made out of raw meat! It was a lovely blend of plants and seeds.
Once we were finished eating we headed back to Hofer to buy some snacks for tomorrow's journey.
The next morning we checked out of our hotel and made our way to the train station. (luckily we printed our tickets early, as when we did this there was an error and we had to wait half an hour for it to get sorted. This would not have been a good thing to happen the day we were travelling!)
As usual we made a video to go along with our blog. We think they are a great touch to the trips.
We boarded the train from Innsbruck to Schwarzach St. where we made a transfer to Bad Hofgastein Bahnhof.
Bad Hofgastein and to our surprise, it was just want we wanted in every way.
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