Saturday, April 6, 2013


 The village of Igls offers great skiing and is just three miles from Innsbruck

executive summary by darmansjah,photo taken from google.

Innsbruck in the Austrian Tyrol is a good bet. The city ha twice hosted the Winter Olympics, in 1964 and 1976, and ski resorts close by include Seefeld and Igls, so there’s no worries about the snow-based opportunities for fun. You can’t miss one of Innsbruck’s most impressive sights, the Bergisel-Schanze, the ski-jump stadium remodeled in 2002 by British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid. Once off-piste thre’s plenty to do, from strolling through the medieval heart of town to visiting the quirky Grassmayr Glocken museum, dedicated to the bell-making tradition of the local Grassmayr family. Innsbruck ‘s most famous sight is the Goldenes Dachi, or golden roof, a three-storey balcony built in 1500 for the Tryolean ruling family. If you’ve got little ones in tow, the Alpenzoo is an excellent diversion. The Penz Hotel has uber-designed rooms (from US$180; for more information, visit

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