Mercure Hotel Garmisch-Partenkirchen
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... surrounding areas were beautiful, so it didn't really matter. The water was a crystal clear blue colour and the sky was spotless of any clouds. We walked all around the town, across the river and into the outer skirts. We took a bus tour around the city and went up to a massive park and out near where they have their winter sports stadium.
Come Boxing Day, however, the snow fell and it fell ...
... amazing. Innsbruck has such an amazing change over the last 2 days it was unreal. Over the course of the afternoon the cloud washed in and out over the mountain. We weren't sure of the temperature, but a lad at breakfast had told me it was -15 when we had gone snow boarding on one of the mountains the day before.
Our instructor arrived and we headed off to the very baby area of the slope. He taught us to pizza and French fry, how to turn (apparently) ...
Today is Boxing Day and after waiting longingly for the clouds to open and the white stuff to fall it finally has happend! At around 8:30am this morning the snow starting falling and it has not stopped. The whole town of Innsbruck has been transformed ...
... and beautiful church. Lit only by candles and accompanied by a grand organ and talented young fello on the xylophone the atmosphere for amazing. There was no heating, so the full 3 degrees outside was felt, lucky we had thought to wrap up before hand.
It was a beautiful mass spoken in German only. A lovely way to continue the Christmas celebrations.
The town of Innsbruck was very quiet on Christmas ...
... which flank either side of Innsbruck as the view is stunning; it is a truly magical place to watch the sun set on an evening.
There are several places in the centre of Innsbruck that I would recommend visiting. There is the city tower which costs €3.5 entry and gives you an incredible view of the city and the surrounding mountains, however just to warn you the steps are quite steep! There is also the Olympic Ski Jump which is very impressive! However ...