Innsbruck – Kitzbühel - Zell am See
Stage 3: Innsbruck – Kitzbühel - Zell am See
Stage 3: Innsbruck – Kitzbühel - Zell am See
This 9-stage itinerary takes you from Vorarlberg, Austria's westermost provice through the Alps to the lowlands of Burgenland.
Innsbruck’s historic Old Town is a wonderful setting for events of all kinds. From traditional folk festivals to New Orleans Jazz, from Easter Markets to Christmas magic, the Capital of the Alps is always bustling with activity. Here is a list of Innsbruck’s event highlights throughout the year.
In the heart of the majestic Alpine mountain range lies one of Austria’s most remarkable cultural treasures. Ambras Castle, built in Innsbruck predominantly in the 16th century, is the legacy of one of Austria’s foremost collectors of art and (valuable) curiosities.
The Capital of the Alps can look back on a very eventful history, from its time as the seat of an empire to its three stints as host to Olympic Games. Here is a list of the 11 must-see sites that best tell the intriguing story of how Innsbruck came to be the “Capital of the Alps.”
Get to know the Capital of the Alps – while enjoying stunning mountains, magnificent architecture and fascinating imperial history.
Innsbruck’s beautiful medieval Old Town, set against the backdrop of majestic peaks, is everything you picture a quintessential Alpine town to be. Yet its quaint appearance can be deceiving: A one-day tour will reveal a rich and varied side of Tyrol’s capital underneath layers of ancient history and cherished tradition.
The aDLERS design hotel is a hotspot for travelers, with views over the city and mountains from its 75 rooms and suites. The rooms are cozy and classic with wooden floors and classic Tirolean Loden.
Choose from a curated group of premier hotels that offer a uniquely Austrian travel experience. The AUSTRIA COLLECTION exemplifies the best in Austrian hospitality & its members are excellent options for your stay in Austria.
The best way to climb Innsbruck’s majestic Nordkette mountain range: Step on board the Nordketten Cable Car designed by star-architect Zaha Hadid and rise to new heights with fantastic views – and all in just twenty minutes from downtown Innsbruck.
Innsbruck’s Christmas markets rank among the finest in the Alpine region. From 15 November until 6 January downtown Innsbruck becomes the perfect spot to stroll and enjoy the festive atmosphere.
For the Alpine way of life, the Olympia SkiWorld Innsbruck with 300 km of slopes and 90 uphill facilities guarantees unbeatable skiing for everyone – accessible with just one ski pass!
Where rugged Alpine nature meets modern urban lifestyle
Austria’s cities fascinate with their monumental buildings spanning all major epochs from Gothic to Renaissance, from Baroque to Jugendstil, as well as contemporary architecture. Historic settings are the backdrop for today's events, leisurely shopping tours and wonderful culinary experiences. Let yourself be charmed!
Cool runnings and chilly thrills - enjoy high speed adventure down the Olympic bobsled run in Innsbruck-Igls! Visitor’s bob is your key to a rapid 900 metre long track with 10 curves in less than one minute!
In Innsbruck you are spoilt for choice by a vast range of gourmet restaurants offering superb cuisine with regional and international flavours. Each of them is striving to provide the perfect environment for a fine dining experience, be it in traditional style, or in a sophisticated urban setting – or even high up in the mountains.
Innsbruck’s hotels score with hospitality, tradition, breathtaking views, edgy design and high-standard wellbeing.
Innsbruck all inclusive: enjoy the comprehensive service of the Innsbruck Card! This great value card is your passport to the all important sights in the city, a ride with the Sightseer bus, a guided city walk, up- and downhill rides with seven cable cars, free travel on public transport and much more...
Innsbruck’s medieval downtown radiates a very special atmosphere. In the 800-years-old historic city centre with the city tower and the famous Golden Roof numerous cafés invite you to have a rest. In summer various open air concerts change the city centre into a spectacular stage.
Explore the great outdoors of Innsbruck and its 25 holiday villages with our free Mountain Hiking Programme.
Imperial Palaces or shopping malls? Hiking boots or high heels? No need to struggle to make the right decision – with a holiday in Innsbruck and its Holiday resorts you get the best of both worlds, the city AND the mountains. Where else can you take a designer cable car from a historic city center that whisk you up in 2,000 meters altitude for afternoon tea? Only in Innsbruck, the capital of the Alps.
Austria is located in the heart of Europe. The country’s diversity in terms of its landscape and culture creates a one of a kind festival atmosphere.
During their centuries-long domination of Europe, the Habsburgs proved to be not only passionate builders, but also keen travellers - a fact that is manifested in the diversity of imperial structures all across Austria.
We absolutely understand that not everyone feels inclined to track up a mountain in snow shoes. However the reward that awaits you is quite grand: an unforgettable experience in the wild that can only be had by moving beyond the flurry on the ski slopes.
Austria's reliable and comfortable trains make it a pleasure to embark on this 12-day journey (or even parts of it) that takes you from Vienna via Salzburg to Innsbruck.
Austria and culture are an inseparable unit. Here is a selection of top attractions that should undoubtedly not be missed when visiting Austria.
A shopper’s paradise on six levels: in the centre of Innsbruck’s historic old town, with its centuries-old buildings, English star architect David Chipperfield’s new Kaufhaus Tyrol provides a welcome contrast.
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.
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.
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 favorite residence of the Habsburgs.
Geographically, politically, artistically and culinarily, all roads have led to Vienna for centuries. The results speak for themselves. Imperial grandeur. Cutting-edge culture. Stunning natural beauty. Austria doesn't just embody the great European traditions -- it's the essence of Europe itself.
In the Renaissance and Baroque, Innsbruck was one of Europe’s most important centres of music. The Innsbruck Festival, the oldest existing festival for early music, carries on this tradition each August.
Past and future meet seemlessly in the heart of the Alps as Innsbruck’s world-famous sights, which testify to the Tirol province’s great past, stand alongside post-modern international architecture to create a fascinating blend.
When you visit Austria’s major cities, there's an easy way to save money on sightseeing and public transportation.
Past and future meet in the heart of the Alps, where Innsbruck’s world-famous sights, which testify to the Tirol province’s great past, stand alongside post-modern international architecture to create a fascinating blend.
It's the season! During the four weeks leading up to Christmas Eve, charming Christmas Markets pop up in every Austrian town, big and small, all over the country. Shop for Christmas tree decorations and souvenirs, or just enjoy the festive atmosphere and join the locals in the early evening to enjoy a steaming mug of mulled wine and some roasted chestnuts.
Looking for an upscale dining experience in Tirol? We have compiled a list of restaurants, that will enhance your travel experience.
Thought a vacation in Austria will cost you a fortune? Not necessarily - Austria’s cities offer numerous festivals, museums, galleries, sights and activities that are completely free of charge.