Bergisel Ski Jump
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Olympic history - and views - at the Bergisel Ski Jump
Innsbruck has twice hosted the Olympic Winter Games the most visited piece of that history is the Bergisel Ski Jump. But, that's not the only reason to visit the Bergisel. The new ski jump installation includes a shining tower designed by the visionary architect Zaha Hadid. Reached by 455 steps, or a short funicular ride for those of us who don't want to collapse before reaching the top, it includes a restaurant and viewing platform where visitors can take in what is arguably the most beautiful panorama of the city. Jumpers can sometimes even be seen in summer. One can't help but wonder what goes through their minds as they look down the ramp and aim straight towards a cemetery.
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