Innsbruck’s futuristic new landmark is the Bergisel ski jump, known particularly as one of the venues for the international Vierschanzentournee ski jump competition.
The Bergisel ski jump installation is a triumph of style and structure, designed by star architect Zaha Hadid in 2001. The sinuous and dynamic form of the main tower accommodates a restaurant, viewing terrace and the ski jump starting ramp. Athletic visitors can climb the 455 steps to the main tower, but it can be reached more comfortably in just a few minutes by funicular then a visitor lift which takes you up the tower to the café and restaurant and the panoramic viewing platform, which offers a 360° view of the Tirol’s mountain scenery. The installation is one of the most popular visitor attractions in the Tirol, open daily from 9am to 5pm.