As for today - here we are at the start of a new week. Did February fly by or what!
I'm in shock that there is only one week left to this month.
Based upon this week's weather, I'm hopeful that March should not be too terrible.
So, here we are on Tanya's 15th day of her Winter Wonderland Trip. As she is now flitting around Innbruck and Kitzbuhel, I'm happy to live vicariously through her as I tell you all about these Austrian cities.
INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA (credit: tripadvisor.com)
Innsbruck, capital of Austria’s western state of Tyrol, is a city in the Alps that's long been a destination for winter sports. It is also known for its Imperial and modern architecture.
The Nordkette funicular, is quite distinctive with its futuristic stations. It was designed by architect Zaha Hadid, and climbs up to an altitude of 2,256 meters from the city center for skiing in winter and hiking or mountaineering in warmer months.
NORDKETTE FUNICULAR, INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA (credit: nordkette.com)
Innsbruck has been a host to the World Olympics twice and is renowned for its mountains. There are not that many cities in the world and combines a mix of urban and mountain wonderland.
The terrain is a combination of mountain peaks, valleys and picturesque mountain lakes at altitudes ranging from 900 to 1,690 meters.
What's more - the city has a great infrastructure, which is perfect for non-skers like me, to explore the walking trails, toboggans and a variety of indoor amenities.
About an hour away is the charming ski village of Kitzbuhel.
KITZBUHEL, AUSTRIA (credit: kitzbuhel.com)
Kitzbühel is a small medieval town situated along the river Kitzbuhler Ache in Tyrol, Austria
Made up of cobblestone streets and painted buildings, the main part of town is surrounded by the 12th century stonewalls, which is very distinct to the villages of this period.
Affectionately known as Kitz, it is one of the most popular ski resorts in the world with 54 cable cars and lifts across the 179 km of prepared slopes.
With 180 days of snow, this area is considered one of the most challenging on the World Cup circuit.
The world famous Streif“ is the most famous ski-run in the world and the Hahnenkamm downhill is the slope that every skier wants to tackle.
Please check out Tanya's side for more about these beautiful destinations.
Today, also happens to be the first day of the girls' Winter break vacation.
We spent it the best way possible -- relaxing!!
They slept in and woke up late, while I was up VERY early to take my houseguest, Elisa to the airport at 6:00 AM for her morning flight back home.
My plan is, however, to take a lovely, long walk. It's been weeks since I've gone on one of my multi-mile walks around the neighborhood and the weather today, I cannot think of anything more enjoyable!
Hope you are enjoying the weather!! Have a great one!
Tanya's Daily Scoop CURRENTLY TRAVELING IN: INNSBRUCK & KITZBUHEL, AUSTRIA
Hello out there!
Greetings from Kitzbuhel!
I have so much to share with you from our last full day in Sankt Moritz, but as it goes for some reason today I am having several technical issues.
So for now please enjoy the pictures and I will tell you all about the events of our day in due time.
I hope that this is the last of my technical issues.
Ciao for now, T
This will be a first time visit to this small medieval town, we better start brushing up on our German! Kitzbuhel is one of the oldest and most exclusive resort towns in Austrian alps. The village developed thanks to silver and copper mining and its position along a trade route from Venice to Munich.