Hiking Above the Achensee Lake

Achensee lake was by far, the most memorable place we visited on our epic backpacking trip through Europe. We found this place on google maps, and once we saw a picture of that lake, we knew we had to make it there. Just a short train ride away from Innsbruck, the Achensee region is a getaway for everyone. Our AirBnb sat right at the base of the mountain and overlooked the lake as well. We were able to hike right out the back of our place to the trails. It was an experience I’ll never forget, and honestly can’t wait …

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Innsbruck, Austria

Just a 1.5 hr train ride away from the exhausting weekend we had at Oktoberfest in Munich, rests a city at the foot of the Western Austrian Alps. That place is called Innsbruck. And even though it was cold, cloudy, and the middle of the week,  Innsbruck was an incredible place on our trip. The city sits in a valley along The Inn river and is famous for hosting the Winter Olympics in ’64 and ’76. But you can find that stuff out via Wikipedia (since that’s what I just did). What you won’t find out, until you see for …

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Visit Achensee Lake in Tirol, Austria

Simply beautiful. This is one of those places I’ve been, where the words to describe my first view of this place are difficult to formalize. Sounds cliché, and it totally is, but I still stand by my statement. Our taxi driver picked the four of us up from the train station and headed north, towards the mountains. The small towns we passed through were so tight, I barely thought one car could pass through, let alone us and the ones he kept passing. The road began upward from the valley, along these winding mountain roads that

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