Our time in Innsbruck was limited to an overnight. We arrived at dusk and found our lodging place to be a farm/restaurant/hotel, located on a high hill overlooking the city. It was operated by an obviously hard working Austrian family, who were constantly concerned about our satisfaction with everything. Innsbruck lodging has gotten pricey since we were last there, and our target price there was $100 or less, so we had to go out of town to Natters to get that.
The property was located down a long, long narrow path, and we couldn’t imagine how anyone would come to their quite large restaurant. But they were fairly busy. At the table next to us was a young honeymoon couple (Italian guy/Polish gal), who said their hotel had recommended the place. Seemed like we picked the right place and enjoyed a tall glass of beer and schnitzel, and all was good. We may have been the only hotel guests and were quickly upgraded to a nice two-story apartment that could have slept 8.
Roosters were crowing in the morning, llamas were in the fields, and we followed one car, covered in snow, down the hill to the city.
Innsbruck is a city that has a spectacular wall of very high snow-covered mountains on most sides. Snow, lots of it, has come to the higher elevations a little earlier than normal this year. We took a quick tour of the old town and returned our rental car at the airport. Breakfast was at a spacious and beautiful cafe/deli grocery that was at the train station. Besides shopping malls, we have seen numerous high quality cafes and shops at railroad stations, something we have never seen back home.