Europe: Day 8, into the mountains

Once I’d headed back to the hostel I got properly prepared for the weather I might get at the top of the mountain.

Thermals, hat, gloves, I was ready. I hopped back on the tram to Markplatz to where I could get the bus up the mountain. It took about 20 mins on the bus to get to the cable car, and I have to give props to the bus drivers, the roads are tiny and winding and they did it like pro’s!

With the Innsbruck card, it allows 1 return trip up the cable car. Bear in mind that the cable car costs 35 euros alone. I got the cable car, or funicular if you like, up the mountain and it took about 10 minutes all together. Not long at all.

It was definitely a lot colder up there so I was thankful for making the decision to go back and wrap up. No matter how cold though, I was in my element.

The views were absolutely incredible. It was very windy up there, it went through waves of being cloudy and then clear blue skies.

I climbed up a bit higher to get a better view, sat down on the grass and started writing in my journal. In all honesty, I don’t thing I have ever been that peaceful in my entire life. It was bliss.

It’s safe to say I was probably sat there for about an hour. The mountain has the perfect back drop for selfies, so of course, I took full advantage.

It was so beautiful that it doesn’t even look real. It looks like a photo back drop.

I didn’t want to leave, I could’ve stayed all day. But… my hands were getting numb. The temperature was dropping drastically so I thought I’d head to cafe up the mountain to warm up. The view from the outdoor terrace was great you could see all of Innsbruck.

The cafe was packed, and it was too cold to sit outside so much to my own disappointment, I made the decision to head back down the mountain.

I wasn’t ready to go back so I strolled around the old town. It was beautiful, old traditional Austrian buildings. They made me feel like I was in the heart of Austria.

I also stumbled across the Golden roof, which was on my list of things to see so that was handy.

Cool to see and very popular amongst tourists, that’s for sure! I wandered around for a while and ended up heading to the Hard Rock cafe again for dinner, it was a safe option here.

The sun started to set and it was getting dark. I hopped on the tram back ready for a good night’s sleep after a busy day.