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INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA, is a beautiful city, and it’s particularly charming during Christmastime with its Christkindlmärkte Altstadt. Here’s a photographic essay from my Christmas 2009 visit.
What about a White Christmas? Innsbruck was crisp and cold, but with no snow. Plenty of it wasn’t far away, though. This Austrian visit also took me to Hochgurgl, a ski resort about a 65-mile drive from Innsbruck. It’s actually less than 30 miles as the crow flies, but this Krähe would have to fly over some substantial mountain peaks.
Innsbruck is at an elevation of 1883 ft. Hochgurgl is at 7054 ft. and well into the snow level. In fact, the nearby Timmelsjoch Pass into Italy was closed because of an avalanche.
Wishing you a good Christmastime as well. ds
© Dennis Simanaitis, SimanaitisSays.com, 2012