Innsbruck Innsbrucker Trambahn-Züge by Oberau-Online

This article was written by Global Graduates, published on 12th May 2010 and has been read 3955 times.

City of the OutdoorsLooked at a map of Austria and thought snow was more your thing? Then look no further than Innsbruck, home to the alpine fanatics out there! In every photo and every film, you cannot take your eyes off the snowy peaks creeping up behind the town's urban facade.
Why should I choose Innsbruck for my year abroad?
A relaxed and unpretentious atmosphere pervades the inhabitants of Innsbruck, and it makes perfect sense to pick this town as your year abroad destination; a strong student quota equates to a healthy nightlife, and lots on during the year in terms of student events. Nordpark offers a challenging yet very scenic hiking trail, which is replaced in the colder months by various ski routes, also well worth looking into.

Innsbruck by cristina63The impressive Alpine backdrop has proved popular with many a skier, but the atmosphere remains very much calm and tranquil - although it more than makes up for it in pure star quality. Innsbruck has had the pleasure of hosting the Winter Olympics not once, but twice - an impressive feat seeing as only Switzerland and the US can boast the same achievement. And if that wasn't enough to tempt you to set up camp here, a little known fact is that its star-studded Alpine sky inspired none other than Douglas Adams to write his famed novel The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

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