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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.

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 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.

Impressions of Innsbruck

  • Blick von der Bergisel Schanze in Innsbruck © TVB Innsbruck, Christof Lackner Blick von der Bergisel Schanze in Innsbruck © TVB Innsbruck, Christof Lackner
  • Schloss Ambras © TVB Innsbruck, Christof Lackner Schloss Ambras © TVB Innsbruck, Christof Lackner
  • Wandern in Innsbrucks Wanderdörfern © Innbruck Tourismus Wandern in Innsbrucks Wanderdörfern © Innbruck Tourismus
  • Blick aufs goldene Dachl und die Innsbrucker Altstadt © Innsbruck Tourismus, Rainer Fehringer Blick aufs goldene Dachl und die Innsbrucker Altstadt © Innsbruck Tourismus, Rainer Fehringer
  • Hofburg Innsbruck, Riesensaal © Innsbruck Tourismus / Michael Mössmer Hofburg Innsbruck, Riesensaal © Innsbruck Tourismus / Michael Mössmer
  • 360 degree bar innsbruck © Innsbruck Tourismus 360 degree bar innsbruck © Innsbruck Tourismus
  • Bergiselschanze in Innsbruck © Tirol Werbung Bergiselschanze 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...

Innsbruck Card

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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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