Please choose Language or Country
or

Innsbruck: Capital of the Alps

Capital of Tirol

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 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.

The golden roof in Innsbruck © The Cutlery Chronicles The golden roof in Innsbruck © The Cutlery Chronicles

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
  6. The Ultimate Trip to Innsbruck

Things to do in Innsbruck...

Nordketten Cable Car Station Hungerburg in Innsbruck © Innsbruck Tourismus Nordketten Cable Car Station Hungerburg in Innsbruck © Innsbruck Tourismus

Hungerburgbahn

Explore Innsbruck in an architecturally stunning way, that has became a destination in its own right.
Learn more...

Innsbruck Card

This card offers great benefits during your visit.
Learn more...
Imperial Palace in Innsbruck, Tirol © Innsbruck Tourismus Imperial Palace in Innsbruck, Tirol © Innsbruck Tourismus

Imperial Palace

The Habsburgs loved Innsbruck, its surroundings, and the distinct Tirolean culture.
Visit the Imperial Palace...

Olympic bobsleigh run in Igls

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!
Learn more about the bobsled run...

Imperial Church

Almost five hundred years ago, construction began on a church that would inspire awe throughout the country.
Visit the Imperial Church
Innsbruck © Wanderlust Chloe Innsbruck © Wanderlust Chloe

Innsbruck's Old Town

Travel back in time strolling through the 800 year old city center of Innsbruck.
Learn more...
Bergisel ski jump tower in front of Nordkette mountain © Innsbruck Tourismus / Christof Lackner Bergisel ski jump tower in front of Nordkette mountain © Innsbruck Tourismus / Christof Lackner

Bergisel Ski Jump Tower

Innsbruck’s futuristic landmark is well known as one of the venues for the International Four Hills Ski Jump Competition.
Learn more...

Innsbruck Cable Cars

The best way to climb Innsbruck’s majestic Nordkette mountain range: Step on board the Nordketten Cable Car.
Learn more...
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.
Visit Ambras Castle
Panorama Munich Airport © Munich Airport Panorama Munich Airport © Munich Airport

Your Shortcut to Austria’s Alps: Munich Airport

Touch down in Munich and hop over to Austria's mountainside! With nonstop flights from the US it is the perfect gateway to the Alps.

Read more
A cafe in the city of Innsbruck © The Cutlery Chronicles A cafe in the city of Innsbruck © The Cutlery Chronicles

The Ultimate Trip to Innsbruck

See Innsbruck's historic city and mountains from a new perspective.
Read more

No search results found!

  • View from the Bergisel Ski Jump Tower in Innsbruck © Innsbruck Tourismus / Christof Lackner View from the Bergisel Ski Jump Tower in Innsbruck © Innsbruck Tourismus / Christof Lackner
  • Ambras Palace, Innsbruck © Innsbruck Tourismus / Christof Lackner Ambras Palace, Innsbruck © Innsbruck Tourismus / Christof Lackner
  • 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

Useful information

Austria. Itineraries.

Looking for unforgettable experiences in Austria? Here are our itinerary suggestions for your trip.

Itineraries

Innsbruck Card

...your passport to important sights, a ride on the Sightseer bus, a guided city walk, seven cable cars, free travel on public transport and much more...

Innsbruck Card

Fly Austrian Airlines to Austria

Enjoy Austrian Airlines' famous onboard hospitality on your way to Austria. Fly with Austrian Airlines

Austria's Beauty Secrets

Explore Austria’s cultural and natural wonders and let their beauty move you.

Unlock the secrets

Vacation in Austria

Give feedback for a chance to win a special vacation experience!

Take the brief survey here...

Take the train in Austria

image copyrights

The main purpose of the two main domains www.austria.info und www.austriatourism.com is the promotion of Austria as a vacation destination.