Visitors to Innsbruck in the summer months may be amazed to encounter a glacier-like, futuristic ice formation in the middle of the city, but they are experiencing just one of many examples of innovative architecture that serve to create a stimulating contrast to the numerous historic buildings here in Tirol.Architectural Highlights in Tirol...
It is Innsbrucks unique setting as a dazzling city inbetween impressive mountain ranges, that the Hungerburg funicular takes advantage of: Just a stone throw away from the famous “Goldenes Dachl” (golden roof) you can start your journey into lofty mountain heights.Find out more about Hungerburg funicular
With its unique blend of urban flair and winter sports, Tyrol's regional capital names itself the capital of the Alps for good reason. Multi-faceted and full of surprises, Innsbruck is the perfect venue for a skiing holiday with an urban touch.Find out more about skiing in Innsbruck
A glass palace with panorama views: in terms of furnishings, The Penz, located in the heart of Innsbruck, is not much different than other 4-star hotels. That special something is to be discovered on the fifth floor, where the bar and restaurant offer spectacular views of Innsbruck by night.Spectacular views over Innsbruck from "The Penz"
Marvelling like a child is rare these days, but one cannot help it when standing in the interior of a huge crystal, watching light refracted in hundreds of mirrored surfaces. The imposing Crystal Dome is the showpiece of the “Swarovski Crystal Worlds”.Swarovski Crystal World Wattens
A new way to climb a mountain: not far from Innsbruck’s famed “Goldenes Dachl”, an amorphous ice formation glitters in the sun. Upon closer inspection, however, it reveals itself as the lower terminus of the Hungerburgbahn hybrid funicular railway, whose striking appearance sprung from the imagination of star architect Zaha Hadid.Hungerburg Funicular in Innsbruck
In the middle of Tirol’s Alpine landscape, one is treated to a close-up look at the lifestyle of prominent Austrians of the past, such as Empress Maria Theresa and “Sisi”: Innsbruck’s Hofburg, one of the three most important historical buildings in Austria, was once a favourite residence of the Habsburgs.The imperial Hofburg Innsbruck
Austria's diverse cultural offerings include over 200 festivals, stretching from world scale events to small regional gatherings. Many of them make use of Austria's beautiful surroundings and most of them offer an outstanding culinary menu to accompany the cultural experience.Find out more about Austrian festivals
The winter sports program of the Olympic Ski World Innsbruck reads like a wish list: easy for beginners, steep for advanced skiers and extreme for free riders. That is all available with just 1 ski pass where you ski in 9 different ski resorts. And once you have finished your last run you can enjoy the amenities the capital city of the Alps has on offer.Find out more about Innsbruck
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The time from late November to the end of the year hold a very special meaning in Austria. Visit Austria's Christmas markets, try some Glühwein and enjoy the spirit of Christmas...Find out more about Christmas traditions in Austria
Farmers’ market, flea market or potters’ market: markets are a feast for all senses, a celebration of colors, scents and voices.Find out more about Austria's most popular markets
Holidays are never holidays without a bit of shopping so visitors will be delighted by many large shopping malls, small souvenir shops and splendid shopping streets across Austria. Go bargain hunting at one of the many colorful markets, stroll along an upscale shopping street or indulge in some serious shopping at 1000m above sea level.
Austria’s cities fascinate with their monumental buildings spanning all major epochs from Gothic to Renaissance, from Baroque to Jugendstil, and Post Modernism. Historic settings for modern events, leisurely shopping tours and wonderful culinary experiences. Let yourself be charmed!Find out more on Austria's top cities
Austrian artists, architects and designers have long moved beyond the traditional boundaries of their genres. They are and always have been world travelers, connoisseurs - and at times, provocateurs.Find out more about Art, Architecture & Design in Austria