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Innsbruck is a very popular destination of winter sports . It’s capital of Tyrol , western state of Austria. Inn is the main river, the name Innsbruck means bridge over Inn.
My accommodation was very close to the river. My first destination was the cable car up to Hafelekar. We went to Nordkette which is a part of Austria’s largest natural park. Then we went to the 300-meter high mountain station of the cable car Hungerburg (designed by the renowned Zaha Hadid) to enjoy a breathtaking view of the city.
After reaching the Hungerburg station, a short walk across Hermann Buhl Square, named after the world-famous Austrian mountaineer, we reached to the cable car station. With cable car Seegrube I reached the 1905-meter high Seegrube in just 8 minutes.
This is the place to enjoy a great panorama of the middle Inn Valley. Local daredevils can be seen racing down Europe’s steepest ski route. The rocky face of the Karwendel has always lured climbing enthusiasts, and is also where Hermann Buhl trained before his first ascents of the 26,246 ft Nanga Parbat and Broad Peak summits.
The highest view point is 2300M Hafelekar. It was snowing heavily when I reached there.
Latter during the day we visited city center and central park. Later we visited Court Church Innsbruck. This church is known for the grave of the emperor Maximilian I and the so-called “Black Men”.
Next day we left for Mayrhofen from Innsbruck . These two cities are connected by train , journey time is roughly 1hr 30min. Mayrhofen is very famous ski resort. There are over 25 different ski lift / cable car. We took a cable car / ski tour to enjoy and appreciate panoramic mountain view.