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    Innsbruck is the place to go if you want to combine your city trip with experiencing unspoilt Alpine nature.

    Nestled amidst majestic peaks, this breathtaking city offers a unique combination of nature, history, and culture. You can stroll its streets full of Baroque and Gothic architecture in the Old Town, or discover one of the hip districts such as Mariahilf or St. Nikolaus where Innsbruck’s uni students like to meet for a drink. After, you can take a cable car from the city centre, and in just 20 minutes, reach the Seegrube at 2,000 m (6,562 ft). Here you can take in spectacular views of the Inn valley and the surrounding mountains.

    Must-Sees in Innsbruck

    Explore Innsbruck’s picturesque old city, and make your way to the Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl). Stroll along the bustling Maria Theresien Street and stop off at Das Schindler, a Gault Millau-awarded restaurant, for a delicious meal. Explore Innsbruck’s young, hip areas: Mariahilf, St. Nikolaus, and Wilten square with their distinctive local shops, vegan restaurants and unique bars. Or visit an unusual museum such as the Grassmayr Bell Foundry.

    Fancy some imperial splendour? Ambras Castle with its magnificent gardens, small waterfalls, and free-range peacocks takes you back to the Renaissance period. The Imperial 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.

    About Innsbruck

    Traces of settlers in what today is called Innsbruck, date back to the early Stone Age. During Roman times the city was called Veldidena, and became an important supply base for the Romans, after they built a road across the Brenner Pass in the 15th century BC. The name Innsbruck came up during 1187, when the Inn Bridge was constructed. In 1429, Innsbruck became the capital of Tirol under Maximilian I. The city hosted the Winter Olympics in 1964 and 1976, and so became the famous (winter) sport destination it is today.

    Top Highlights in Innsbruck

    •                         A tour around the city of Innsbruck - The Golden Roof

      The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl)

      Innsbruck's most famous landmark shines in the heart of the historic old town. The splendid alcove balcony gets its name from the 2,657 fire-gilded copper tiles that adorn the roof.
      Want to see something bright and shiny?
    •                         Imperial Palace in Innsbruck, Tirol

      The Imperial Palace

      It was completed in 1500 under Maximilian I., and was built to the same scale as is seen today. 250 years later, Maria Theresia arranged for the palace to be renovated in the Viennese late Baroque style.
      Explore an Imperial Palace
    •                         Schloss Ambras

      Ambras Castle

      Archduke Ferdinand II, a true Renaissance prince, established the magnificent Ambras collections. He had a museum facility built in the lower castle for them, designed according to modern criteria from the time.
      Learn more about Art history
    •                         Maria-Theresien-Street Innsbruck / Innsbruck

      Maria Theresien Strasse

      Founded more than 700 years ago while there were only a few farm houses in the New Town, it is today a buzzing street for shopping, a coffee break, and to admire the magnificent Baroque architecture.
      Take time for a stroll
    •                         Crystal Dome (Swarovski Crystal Worlds)

      Swarovski Crystal Worlds

      Discover the worlds of art and culture, entertainment and shopping on an area of 7,5 hectares. The wonder of crystal as it has never been seen before.
      Discover a new era of wonder
    •                         Nordkettenbahn Cable Car in Innsbruck

      Innsbrucker Nordketten Cable Cars

      Hop on the Nordkettenbahn and get off on the Nordkette mountain range at nearly 2,000 m (6,562 ft) 20 minutes later.
      Get up into the mountains
    •                         Bergisel Ski Jump / Bergisel, Innsbruck

      Bergisel Ski Jump

      The ski jump stands proudly above the Olympic city of Innsbruck on the historic Bergisel. It is the perfect spot to enjoy great views over the city of Innsbruck.
      Enjoy breathtaking views of the city

    Explore Innsbruck's Lifestyle

    Innsbrucker Altstadt

    Innsbruck: City + Mountains

    The morning sun bathes the grey peaks of the Nordkette in a golden light. A sight that brings a sparkle to the eyes of visitors and locals alike. In Innsbruck, you do not go to the mountain, you are IN the mountains. Innsbruck is more than just a city and more than the mountains: it is an alpine-urban experience.

    You can easily go shopping in the morning, enjoy some great, local specialities (for example a delicious, hearty Tiroler Gröstl) for lunch in one of the many excellent restaurants, and then hop on the Nordkettenbahn and take a hike above 2000 metres above sea level in the afternoon.

    Learn more about Innsbruck