If you’re looking for a day trip from Munich filled with a cable car ride, hiking and tobogganing, look no further than Innsbruck, Austria at the base of the Austrian Alps.
Innsbruck is two hours outside of Munich. Less if you can catch an express train!
Innsbruck is a pretty upscale ski town, almost like an Aspen of the Alps. The stores are all very high end and everyone walking around town was very well dressed. My friend Chelsea and I didn’t exactly fit in with our leggings and sneakers.
Our first stop was taking a cable car about halfway up the Alps to a little restaurant with lots of hiking trails around it.
There were a bunch of cows just chilling at the top of this cable car. It was the strangest thing. People were walking with them and petting them. It was so odd. I was all like “Come on Chelsea let’s go in with them!” and she was all like “I don’t know Jenn…that one has horns.”
Then we get in the pasture and who is too afraid to get close to the cows? This girl!!
Who’s up close and personal petting them and batting the flies away? You guessed it. Chelsea from Wisconsin. Aka farm land!
I wasn’t going to let her win so I had to get closer. OK, just a little closer. Stay away cow!!
After the cow photo shoot, we started on our hike. While it was on a clear path, it was mostly uphill.
And of course a good jumping pic!
The hike was 45 minutes each way. By the time we got back, it was time to toboggan! On the cable car ride, we saw people riding it down from the top of the lift and it looked like they were going so slow. We really thought it was going to be so stupid but we had to get down somehow.
It ended up being incredibly fun and pretty scary! It felt like a ghetto circus ride. I was sure that if I shifted my weight one way, the entire thing would flip over and I’d be dead. All we had was a small seat belt across our lap.
You could control the speed with a bar that came out in front of you. It was more like a roller coaster with big drops and sharp turns. Also, the end of it crosses another cow field. If a cow walked by at just the wrong moment, I would have taken its head off. FOR SURE!
When we got to the bottom, we couldn’t believe we thought it was going to be lame. We wanted to ride it again so bad but didn’t want to spend another 8 Euros for a three minute ride.
But that toboggan ride, man, it was freaking WORTH IT!