Based out of Zurich, we were able to plan several day trips which allowed us to explore the Swiss Alps along with everything else this beautiful country has to offer.But we wanted more, hence the reason we planned our audacious day trip from Zurich to Innsbruck!We developed a pretty optimistic route to take in three countries in one day, hence the title of this post – from Zurich to Innsbruck (and everything in between! I hope this post gives you a little insight into what can be accomplished if you plan your itinerary effectively.While exploring Europe using the awesome Eurail experience (I will continue to reiterate our opinion that there is NO better way to travel around Europe than by using the awesome rail infrastructure that is in place), our base was in the heart of Switzerland for several days.One of the most appealing reasons to explore Europe is the close proximity of countries to each other, allowing nomads the opportunity to see more in any given trip.Of course when you have so much beautiful landscape to see, deep historical roots to learn about and delectable cuisine to sample, it’s tough to experience everything in such a short time.The station is again in a great location geographically in relation to the heart of what Innsbruck has to offer.
We were staying at the Hilton Zurich Airport hotel so at 6AM we scrambled out of bed and hopped on the first available shuttle to the airport before boarding the train to the Hauptbahnhof in the heart of Zurich.
We had enough time to sit down and enjoy a coffee and pastry, though with a little more time I would have liked to get out of the station and explore the quaint town of Feldkirch.
Our train arrived and we embarked on the journey that was just over 2 hours.
But we did have time to explore downtown Innsbruck and learn a little more about what the capital of Austria’s western state of Tyrol had to offer.
Just like any other mid-size town across Europe, Innsbruck is a very walkable place at any time of the year.