Innsbruck, capital of Austria’s western state of Tyrol, is a city in the Alps that's long been a destination for winter sports. Innsbruck is also known for its Imperial and modern architecture. The Nordkette funicular, with futuristic stations designed by architect Zaha Hadid, climbs up to 2,256m from the city center for skiing in winter and hiking or mountaineering in warmer months.
15 May 2018 Steve Snell
Photo by: Steve Snell
15 May 2018 Steve Snell
Photo by: Steve Snell
15 May 2018 Steve Snell
Photo by: Steve Snell
15 May 2018 Steve Snell
Photo by: Steve Snell
15 May 2018 Steve Snell
Photo by: Steve Snell
Innsbruck’s restaurants and hotels vie with one another for great mountain views and Restaurant 1809, with its vast terrace, does not disappoint. The name comes from the most significant year in Tyrolean history, when the peasants revolted against Napoleon’s troops, right here on the Isel Mountain. Standing next to the Tirol Panorama Museum, the glass box of a building is contemporary, but the cooking reflects Tyrolean tradition, with dishes such as gröstl – the revolutionary peasants would recognise this fry-up of onions, potatoes and ham, spiced with caraway seeds and topped with a fried egg.