I had a beautiful day to start my walk.

After leaving Innsbruck, there was a steep climb rewarded by a stunning view looking back towards the city.

Via Romea Germanica Innsbruck

The countryside is incredibly neat and orderly. A large proportion of the tracks were sealed with seats along the way

Via Romea Germanica Austria

Via Romea Germanica Austria There was a mixture of open pasture and pine forest.

Via Romea Germanica Austria

There were lots of tiny wildflowers

Via Romea Germanica Austria

running water, which finds its way down to the Danube and the Black Sea,

Via Romea Germanica Austria

houses and churches with painted decorations

Via Romea Germanica Austria

Via Romea Germanica Austria

and other interesting architecture.

Via Romea Germanica Austria

Via Romea Germanica Austria

There were a range of signs for walkers as a number of walks share this route, including the Austrian Jacobsweg heading towards Santiago in the opposite direction (See map)

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The walk today had 1,000m of climbing and was only supposed to be 20km, but my Fitbit somehow recorded 27km . In any event, I arrived at my comfy Gasthof at 3pm.

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I finished the day with a tafelspitz washed down with wheat beer !

 Via Romea Germanica Austria

Tomorrow I head up to the Brenner Pass and cross the border into Italy.