Hiking Around Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck was more or less my first stop on my spring road trip.  Once arriving there I decided to not stay very long, but definitely wanted to enjoy the beautiful scenery the city has to offer (and really…it is beautiful).  I was able to find a trail a bit outside of the city and decided to hike it for a bit.  It turns out it was a fitness trail, so that gave me an hour of my life to pretend I was a dedicated fitness buff (as I hiked in combat boots and jeans).  Once I arrived on top, I was greeted by these stunning views:

Innsbruck definitely offered a good first impression for our road trip and I was super happy to have made a pit-stop there.  My only regret is not getting to spend a little more time there… but it happens.  I always have an excuse to return, especially since I now own a pair of skis gifted to me after moving to Norway.  Pretty sure I’ll be a professional soon and can make something historical happen on that Olympic ski jump.

I look forward to exploring more of this region of Austria while living in Europe as I have really only spent time in the east of the country.

Are you looking for the right gear for hiking in Innsbruck?  Be sure you have the right camera for hiking (see more) and best shoes and socks for the adventure (see more).  It makes all the difference on this journey… and I clearly failed!

Comments (21)

Your photo of the city from your hike really is stunning! Those mountains!

thanks amanda! xx

Beautiful. That third picture and the last one. I want to BE there, now. :D I’m finding all these blogs of girls getting to live abroad and do all this traveling, and … its bad, but I am envious.

Niina - It seems pretty obvious.

Austria has been on my list forever…but so have a lot of other places…haha…but some day when I get to go and my grand European road trip Austria is going to be one of the stops. But we always end up traveling to the US :)


Innsbruck also has this program called “Club Innsbruck” where if you stay in a hotel in the town you can go on free guided hiking trips in the mountains! There is a bus to take you and bring you back plus they even had a room full of hiking boots that you could borrow. It was really awesome and I’d suggest it to anyone!

Gorgeous mountain tops!!! Good luck with the skis, but I’d suggest trying the bunny hills first before going pro :) I could tell you all about the time I ended up on an advanced hill but was kicked off for having no skills. Or the time I shut down the t-bar lift but I won’t go into details. I just won’t be going pro anytime soon!

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