Fairy Tale in the Alps
It is fortunate that magical places such as Innsbruck have survived everything the twentieth century threw at them. This small town is something out of a fairy tale. I wish I had grown up in a wonderful, quaint town like this.
So many great people from so many diverse fields have come from Innsbruck. How this town has managed to produce so much greatness is something that has still eluded me. Must be something about greatness inspiring more greatness.
There are a multitude of great small inns to stay a while, including one in the old town where Mozart once stayed. The Viennese coffee houses are aptly described as places where time and space are consumed, but only the coffee is found on the bill.
“Though remarkable for patient and laborious thought, the true German is a joyous child of freedom, fond of manly sports, a lover of music, and a happy man generally”
— Frederick Douglass
“Turks were a great nation even before they adopted Islam. This religion did not help the Arabs, Iranians, Egyptians and others to unite with Turks to form a nation. Conversely, it weakened the Turks’ national relations; it numbed Turkish national feelings and enthusiasm. This was natural, because Mohammedanism was based on Arab nationalism above all nationalities.”