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Old Town of Innsbruck Herzog-Friedrich-Strasse

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Here we are at the Herzog-Friedrich-Strasse in the old town of Innsbruck next to the Inn River.

See alsohttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Innsbruck

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A: Old Town of Innsbruck at the Seilergasse

od Fritz Hanke, 70 meters away

Here we are at the Seilergasse in the old town of Innsbruck about 150 meters away from the Goldenes D...

Old Town of Innsbruck at the Seilergasse

B: Innsbruck old town, Christmas

od Ivan Savin, 70 meters away

Innsbruck old town, Christmas

C:

od Uwe Wieteck, 70 meters away

D: Christmas Market

od florian-brenner, 80 meters away

Christmasmarket Innsbruck Old Town

Christmas Market

E: Goldenes Dachl in Innsbruck

od Fritz Hanke, 80 meters away

The Goldenes Dachl in Innsbruck early on a Sunday morning.See also  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gold...

Goldenes Dachl in Innsbruck

F: Innsbruck old town at night

od Ivan Savin, 80 meters away

Innsbruck old town at night

G: Innsbruck at night, Christmas

od Ivan Savin, 90 meters away

Innsbruck at night, Christmas

H:

od Uwe Wieteck, 90 meters away

I: Innsbruck old town at night, Christmas

od Ivan Savin, 100 meters away

Innsbruck old town at night, Christmas

J: Innsbruck old town at night, Christmas tree

od Ivan Savin, 100 meters away

Innsbruck old town at night, Christmas tree

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