The second day of Innsbruck started with a visit to Swarovski Crystal. Swarovski gave us a presentation about their business in general, and then a tour of the history of Swarovski. Afterwards, we went to a Swarovski Crystal World– a museum of sorts. The tour ended in the shop, where the students shopped their hearts out (Swarovski did just fine!).
The afternoon was free to enjoy the city. At 7:30, we started on a lantern hike. The lantern hike was a ~30 minute or so hike up one of the nearby mountains. At the end of the hike was a restaurant with yodelers awaiting us. The yodelers made everyone in the group yodel, and even dance (yes, including Professor Fusting). The whole event was quite crazy! After the eating, singing, and dancing, we headed back down the mountain. The way back was pitch black, so we had lanterns to guide our path (hence the name of the hike).
Day 3 of Innsbruck was a free day to enjoy the city. All of the students went canyoning, while Professor Klink chose to run, and Professor Fusting, our driver Franco, and myself chose to take the lift to the top of the mountain. The top of the mountain was an amazing experience; the view was outstanding! We ended the day with a nice dinner, and are prepared to leave for Verona tomorrow morning.
This blog has run out of space for pictures, so pictures related to this post can be found here: http://imgur.com/a/vBR0x