Livestock on alpine pastures
Mountain dreams become a reality in Innsbruck. A simple glance out of the window at the surrounding mountain peaks will make you want to head straight out. The Innsbruck region has countless different routes and the hiking trails in the area are particularly popular. In summer, the forests and meadows are often inhabited by livestock such as sheep and cattle. They spend their summer holidays up in the alpine pastures munching on juicy alpine herbs, which makes their milk particularly healthy. Don't be afraid if you see animals grazing or need to pass them. But please do stay alert and follow the important rules of conduct!
Most beautiful in nature
Not every flower wants to be picked. Enjoy alpine plants in the wild. The myth of needing to pick an edelweiss during a mountain tour or having to bring a blue gentian home with you is outdated. It is also forbidden. Plus: you wouldn't get much out of it anyway because these delicate plants immediately start to wilt. You should admire them in their natural surroundings instead. That is where they belong and are at their most beautiful. It's like with holiday memories. Some things you can hold in your hand, others you simply have to keep in your heart.
Our recommendation: leave the alpine plants where they are. They don't make good souvenirs anyway.