This morning we left Salzburg to drive to Innsbruck, a beautiful little town in Tyrol, which is surrounded by the Alps. After checking in to our hotel, we walked 10 minutes to the start of the Nordkettenbahn, an incredible cable car that took us straight into the mountains.
There are three stations along the way and we stopped at the second one to have lunch with a breathtaking view over Innsbruck and the alps. We were high enough in the mountains that not far from the restaurant there was still a patch of snow. It did not take long for a snowball fight to ensue. Then, we took the last cable car to the highest station, which lies at 2250m above sea level.
From that station we walked up to the peak, where the students got to experience reaching a Gipfelkreuz, a cross which marks the highest points of the mountains in the Alps. We spent quite a bit of time in this spot, just admiring the view, before we finally got back in the cable car and made our way back to the center of Innsbruck.
After a refreshing shower and quick rest in our hotel, we had dinner at a typically Austrian restaurant and spent a little bit of time exploring the town, before returning to our hotel and going to bed.
Sorry, no pictures at the moment because of poor wifi connection! Hoping to get these sent when we get to Venice.