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Exhibitions Railways

Infopoint about Brenner Base Tunnel

Infopoint in Innsbruck about Brenner Base Tunnel

Interesting place to spend your wait at the railway station of Innsbruck: The infopoint about the Brenner Base Tunnel.

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Railway Stations Railways

Innsbruck Central Station in Tyrol

Innsbruck Central Station, Austria

The 8th day of my InterRail trip ended in Innsbruck. The idea to travel from the Baltic Sea to the Alps was implemented. By the way the two artworks at the railway station were created by Max Weiler.

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Public Art Railway Stations

Public art by Max Weiler at Innsbruck railway station

Artwork by Max Weiler at Innsbruck central station

At Innsbruck central station (Innsbruck Hauptbahnhof) I had a look at this public art by Max Weiler. The depicted man at the right edge of the painting represents an important person in the history of Innsbruck. It is Emperor Maximilian I.

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Animals

Peacock at the ticket shop of Schloss Ambras

Peacock at ticket shop of Schloss Ambras, Austria

While visiting Schloss Ambras (Ambras Castle) in Innsbruck I came across this peacock which walked confidently into the ticket shop of the castle. I wonder what he did there? Any ideas?

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Castles

Ambras Castle in Innsbruck

Schloss Ambras in Innsbruck, Austria

Ambras Castle (Schloss Ambras) offers a fascinating chamber of art and curiosities in the lower castle. At that chamber one can see a portrait of Vlad III, Prince of Wallachia, who is supposed to be the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s novel ‘Dracula’. In the depicted upper castle there are 200+ portraits of the Habsburg family exhibited. [German]

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Animals

Mandarin Duck at Ambras Castle

Mandarin Duck at Ambras Castle, Austria

While walking on the grounds of Ambras Castle (Schloss Ambras) I came across this Mandarin Duck. I love these animals for their colours and elegance.

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Landmarks

Golden Roof in Innsbruck

Golden roof on a snowy winter day

The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) is a building with a late Gothic oriel located in the old town part of Innsbruck. The name refers to the fact that the roof is made of fire-gilded copper tiles. [German]