Right About Now, You Could All Use a Life-Changing Walk Around Innsbruck, Austria

A Walk Around Innsbruck, Austria
The minute I sheepishly cried, “tour”, the first thing that my local friend indorsed was to do a DIY walking tour of the city center of Innsbruck, wherein it also happens to be where the Old Town is, and the rest of the historical and winning landmarks are clustered. It’s always a good idea to have friends from different cities that you can trust, because true enough – the DIY free and easy walking tour of the city is so stress-free, it’s like you’re living there already.

The head turners that you need to search for are the Golden Roof, which is a 2,738 fire-gilded copper tiles for Emperor Maximilian I to mark his wedding to Bianca Maria Sforza; another thing is the Triumphpforte, which is a Roman-style triumphal arch, built by Empress Maria Theresa in 1765 to celebrate her son’s wedding.

The 700 hundred year old Maria-Theresien-Straße, the Annasäule, the Helbling Haus, with  "icing-like" Rococo stucco decorations, and the Herzog-Friedrich-Straße are the things not to be missed out, when you walk around Innsbruck. The sightseeing around this 800 year old town is so relaxed, and so culturally colourful, you won’t get bored nor tired of all the wandering. Although they have a Sightseer hop-on hop-off bus, the highlights in Innsbruck are better enjoyed by foot!

If you are like us who felt we only had one day around the city, there are easy to follow 24 hour walking guides, where hotspots and highlights around the city are recommended. It gave me that “Nepal feeling” but in a European setting, because everything is surrounded by beautiful mountain views, everyone is surrounded by nice friendly people, and the overall vibe is surrounded by beautiful and nice.

Cafe Katzung: The Most Iconic Local Cafe in Innsbruck, Austria

Cafe Katzung in Innsbruck, Austria
My black book of the all-time favourite café bucket list you should search for will always include Innsbruck’s Cafe Katzung as one of the top experiences. This perfect embodiment of old countryside café charm is universally likeable and never fails to attract faithful following from visitors, locals, and connoisseurs. After walking around the streets of Innsbruck, I found this Goldenes Dachl–facing terrace place that was recommended by two local friends.

The sweet yet faint homemade cakes and ice cream scents can be sensed from the entrance of the café.  All-day breakfasts, toasted sandwiches, and wholesome soups are ubiquitous and inviting. Just by seeing the life and aliveness of this particular place, you would instantly argue that this is the best place in the old town for coffee and sweets.

Food-wise, their menu proves that you don’t need fancy or extraordinarily eye-catching choices to impress a crowd. Sometimes, all you need is a wide selection of fresh food choices to enjoy. Perhaps some nice coffee, or lunch food? Or Lemoncello Torte and Marillen Sandkuchen? It’s a popular, bustling place and that includes their food.

Customer service wise, no surprise here - Cafe Katzung’s hospitality is A+. Comfy, friendly, and brilliant people, just like their coffee.  A very fine place, indeed! It’s no wonder that they have a lot of partners like the Café Bar Restaurant Dengg, Alpenhof Hintertux, and Hotel Post Lermoos, to name a few. Anyone would be lucky enough to be partners with the Katzung café, in my opinion.

I’d have to say that this is most likely the most iconic traditional café resto style place that everyone aspires to get a seat in and try out. Needless to say, the welcoming atmosphere reminds you of how lovely Innsbruck truly is, and that you would want to go back and spend more time in this beautiful city, all thanks to the assurance that Café Katzung provides. Do you want to visit this café today, if so (lucky you), can I tag along?

Address: Herzog-Friedrich-Straße 16, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
Opening Hours: Daily 8:00 A.M. – 11:00 P.M.

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