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2 nights.. mittenwald or innsbruck?

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2 nights.. mittenwald or innsbruck?

we will be traveling to europe next summer and only have two nights to spend in this small region, I know its not enough time to get the real sense of the area but would love to see it!

Since we only have two nights im trying to decide if we should stay in one of these cities for 2 nights or if we should split it and stay one night in each city? If we stay in one city what are others thoughts on whether we should choose Mittenwald or Innsbruck, any advice would be great.

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1. Re: 2 nights.. mittenwald or innsbruck?

Mittenwald is not really a city but more like a small town. For culture and history you need to go to Innsbruck. Mittenwald is better for outdoor activities.

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2. Re: 2 nights.. mittenwald or innsbruck?

Innsbruck is a town to me, just like many other towns. I've never been excited by it.

Mittenwald is a village, little more, high in the mountains, with a pedestrianised main street, a cable car and a chair lift.

Mittenwald would be my choice out of the two.

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3. Re: 2 nights.. mittenwald or innsbruck?

it really depends what you are looking for in the evening.

I stayed in both places and was bored to death in Mittenwald in evening as nothing but quick dinner to do but if it is that peace you want - perfect. After all you are pretty much in middle of nowhere. Innsbruck, a beautiful city imo, on the other hand has some nightlife, a fantastic theatre, which am into, great reastaurants, cafes etc.

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4. Re: 2 nights.. mittenwald or innsbruck?

Mittenwald is a Alpine resort high in the mountains. One of the nicest towns in the Alps.

Innsbruck is a city - the biggest which really is in the Alps - down in a wide valley.. And an administrative (state capital city of the Austrian state Tyrol) and industrial center with an intact old city center.

inhabitants (Mittenwald / Innsbruck): 7.300 / 121.300

guest beds: 4.500 / 7.500

altitude: 932 m / 574 m

area: 133 km² / 105 km²

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Mittenwald is best known for its painted buildings and its violin making tradition. Thus some culture and history there as well. While the best known landmark of Innsbruck, the Golden Roof, ranks high on my personal list of the most disappointing sights.

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5. Re: 2 nights.. mittenwald or innsbruck?

I'd vote for Mittenwald, and I totally agree with Abalada's comments about the Golden Roof.

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6. Re: 2 nights.. mittenwald or innsbruck?

me too.

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7. Re: 2 nights.. mittenwald or innsbruck?

We LOVE MIttenwald. I'd skip Innsbruck for Mittenwald every time.

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8. Re: 2 nights.. mittenwald or innsbruck?

The view on the train ride into and out of Innsbruck was awesome. The hotel we stayed at (Weisses Kreuz) was right in the Altstadt and very good. But 2 days there was about 1 too many for me. And I totally agree with abalada on the Golden Roof too.

We are going to Mittenwald in a few weeks for 2 days!!!

PROSIT!!

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9. Re: 2 nights.. mittenwald or innsbruck?

My wife and I did a day trip to Mittenwald from Innsbruck last Sept.

Mittenwald is a beautiful village, but lacks night time activities. As mentioned the train ride from/to Innsbruck should not be missed.

I would go with Innsbruck and also do a day trip to Reutte.

Also, Innsbruck may be easier to continue on in your journey.

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10. Re: 2 nights.. mittenwald or innsbruck?

thanks for all the advice! Im still abit torn, I would really love to get a tast of bavaria and I dont need a ton of nightlife, just some place authenic to eat. If I stay in Mittenwald does anyone have any advice on a hotel thats near the train station?

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