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Innsbruck: capital of the Alps

Capital of Tyrol

Past and future meet in the heart of the Alps, where Innsbruck’s world-famous sights, which testify to the Tyrol province’s great past, stand alongside post-modern international architecture to create a fascinating blend.
Innsbruck's enchanting old town. © Innsbruck Tourismus/Christof Lackner Innsbruck's enchanting old town. © Innsbruck Tourismus/Christof Lackner

Things to do in Innsbruck

  1. Swarovski Kristallwelten
  2. Bergisel Ski Jump Tower
  3. Innsbruck Cable Cars
  4. Ambras Castle
  5. Innsbruck's Old Town
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The Imperial Palace, Ambras Palace, Ottoburg and the Wilten Basilica all tell of Innsbruck’s eventful past and its great figures including Philippine Welser, the secret wife of Archduke Ferdinand I, Andreas Hofer, the Tirolean freedom fighter, and last but not least Emperor Maximilian I, who built many of the monuments that survive today, e.g. the Golden Roof and his tomb at the Imperial Church.

With Dominique Perrault’s Rathausgalerie and late Zaha Hadid’s Bergisel Ski Jump and Hungerburgbahn, outstanding new landmarks have recently been added to Innsbruck’s modern cityscape. Just image to board the Hungerburgbahn and 20 minutes later you are on top of the Nordkette looking down at the city of Innsbruck.

The diverse attractions of the city – ranging from the famous Dance Summer to the Innsbruck Festival Week – coupled with the beautiful scenery make Innsbruck a destination that offers something for everyone.

Innsbruck is scenically squeezed between two impressive mountain chains and an absolute must on every visit to Innsbruck is a gondola ride up Seegrube (2000m) from where you enjoy spectacular views of the Inn valley and the surrounding mountains.

Innsbruck, host of the Olympic Winter Games in 1964 and 1976, is of course a major winter sports center. Popular activities include skiing, snowboarding, ski mountaineering, snowshoeing, and skating. In the summer the region also boasts a whole host of outdoor sports such as cycling, mountain biking, paragliding, and, of course, hiking and walking in areas of great natural charm such as the Karwendel Alpine Park or Zirbenweg trail on Patscherkofel.

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Hofkirche © Innsbruck Tourismus Hofkirche © Innsbruck Tourismus

Imperial Church

Almost five hundred years ago, construction began on a church that would inspire awe throughout the country.
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Innsbruck Card

This card offers great benefits during your visit.
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Bergisel Olympic Ski Jump Tower in Innsbruck © Innsbruck Tourism Bergisel Olympic Ski Jump Tower in Innsbruck © Innsbruck Tourism

Bergisel Ski Jump Tower

Innsbruck’s futuristic landmark is well known as one of the venues for the International Four Hills Ski Jump Competition.
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Nordkettenbahn hoch zur Seegrube, Innsbruck © Innsbruck Tourismus Nordkettenbahn hoch zur Seegrube, Innsbruck © Innsbruck Tourismus

Innsbruck Cable Cars

The best way to climb Innsbruck’s majestic Nordkette mountain range: Step on board the Nordketten Cable Car.
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Hungerburgbahn Innsbruck © Österreich Werbung/Andreas Hofer Hungerburgbahn Innsbruck © Österreich Werbung/Andreas Hofer

Hungerburgbahn

Explore Innsbruck in an architecturally stunning way, that has became a destination in its own right.
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Hofburg Innsbruck © BHOe/G.R. Wett Hofburg Innsbruck © BHOe/G.R. Wett

Imperial Palace

The Habsburgs loved Innsbruck, its surroundings, and the distinct Tirolean culture.
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View of the "golden roof' in Innsbruck © Innsbruck Tourismus, Rainer Fehringer View of the "golden roof' in Innsbruck © Innsbruck Tourismus, Rainer Fehringer

Innsbruck's Old Town

Travel back in time strolling through the 800 year old city center of Innsbruck.
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Ambras Castle in Innsbruck © Innsbruck Tourismus/Christof Lackner Ambras Castle in Innsbruck © Innsbruck Tourismus/Christof Lackner

Ambras Castle

One of the most important sights in the city houses some of the most important cultural works in the country.
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Impressions of Innsbruck

  • View from the Bergisel Ski Jump Tower in Innsbruck © TVB Innsbruck, Christof Lackner View from the Bergisel Ski Jump Tower in Innsbruck © TVB Innsbruck, Christof Lackner
  • Ambras Castle in Innsbruck © TVB Innsbruck, Christof Lackner Ambras Castle in Innsbruck © TVB Innsbruck, Christof Lackner
  • Hiking through Innsbruck's mountain villages © Innbruck Tourismus Hiking through Innsbruck's mountain villages © Innbruck Tourismus
  • View of the "golden roof' in Innsbruck © Innsbruck Tourismus, Rainer Fehringer View of the "golden roof' in Innsbruck © Innsbruck Tourismus, Rainer Fehringer
  • Imperial Palace, Innsbruck © Innsbruck Tourismus / Michael Mössmer Imperial Palace, Innsbruck © Innsbruck Tourismus / Michael Mössmer
  • Enjoy a great view from the 360 degree bar in Innsbruck © Innsbruck Tourismus Enjoy a great view from the 360 degree bar in Innsbruck © Innsbruck Tourismus
  • Bergisel Ski Jump Tower in Innsbruck © Tirol Werbung Bergisel Ski Jump Tower in Innsbruck © Tirol Werbung

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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...

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Hotel aDLERs in Innsbruck

The aDLERS design hotel is a hotspot for travelers, with views over the city and mountains.

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Innsbruck Tourist Office

For information call +43-512-59850 or send an email to office@innsbruck.info
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