We're standing on the north bank of the Inn, looking at the Inn Bridge and the Altstadt, the medieval Old Town of Innsbruck. The two towers together are those of the Jakobsdom, the Cathedral of St. James, and the one to the right is the top of the Stadtturm or City Tower.|
There are many bridges across the Inn in Innsbruck today, but this is the site of the bridge that made the city and gave the city its name ("Inns-Brucke" means Inn-Bridge, just as Cambridge is named for a bridge over the Cam). Once the swift-flowing river was bridged here in the Middle Ages, the walled city in the Altstadt developed on the Inn's south bank. Our next two views will be off this bridge.
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