|Maria-Theresien Strasse looking north|
The Maria-Theresien Strasse is a major pedestrian area with shops lining both sides of the town square. Our hotel was situated on this square near the church on the left. The column seen in the photo is that of St. Anne commemorating the liberation of the Tirol from Bavaria in 1703. On the top of the column is a statue to St Mary.
|Maria-Theresien Strasse looking south|
|Maximilian I's Golden Roof|
|Nancy posing for a photo op|
|Schematic showing routes up the mountain|
Once up on top of the mountain and enjoying partly sunny skies, the Innsbruck Valley below unfolds. Looking south, the winding River Inn is seen with the Brenner Pass in the center background. Even from this height and distance, the Olympic ski jump at Bergisel can be seen in the center background. The Bergisel ski jump is only a stone's throw from the Tirol Panorama featured in an earlier blog post.
|Innsbruck Valley with Brenner Pass in back center|
|Zoomed: Bergisel ski jump is seen in upper center|
|Innsbruck Valley looking east|
|Small warming hut above Gondola station|
|Upper gondola station with valley below|
|Bergisel ski jump with Innsbruck as a beautiful backdrop|
|Steeper than it looks!|