InnsbruckAustria

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The Tyrolean capital is known for its historical charm, including old buildings and narrow cobbled streets, as much as its proximity to world-class ski areas.

Innsbruck is steeped in history, and its charming alleys and medieval buildings are testament to that. The city is surrounded by picturesque mountains that attract skiers and snowboarders in winter and hikers in the warmer months.

Wander around the Old Town, with its pastel-colored houses and narrow cobbled streets. See the landmark Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) building, commissioned by the Emperor Maximilian I as a symbol of the Habsburg’s power. St. Anne’s Column (Annasäule) also makes for some great photographs with the imposing peak of Hafelekar Mountain as a backdrop.

Walk from the city center to the grand Imperial Palace (Hofburg), home to the ruling Habsburg family for over four centuries. Across the street, the Court Church (Hofkirche) contains the tomb of Maximilian I. Farther afield you’ll find more royal splendor in Ambras Castle (Schloss Ambras), used by the Renaissance Prince Ferdinand II to house his collections of quirky treasures.

Getting around the city is easy, and most choose to do so on foot. Alternatively, make use of the city’s efficient tram and bus networks.

Outside the city, there’s plenty to do in the surrounding ski areas. These areas include the professional-quality snow park where the snowboarding revolution took off in the ‘90s. Innsbruck remains a magnet for the snowboarding crowd. Practice your tricks in the snow park, or explore the extensive network of pistes. Get to the slopes via the futuristic Nordkette Cable Car, which will whisk you all the way to the top of Hafelekar Mountain via a series of architecturally interesting stations.

A 25,000-strong student population keeps the nightlife of the town busy year-round. Those looking for more refined evening entertainment will find plenty of restaurants. There are numerous cafés around the Old Town where you can indulge in local specialities, including thick hot chocolate and delicious Austrian pastries.

Innsbruck is a year-round destination. Once the snow melts in the summer, the mountains burst into color with wildflowers. A network of walking trails, accessible via the Nordkette Cable Car, offer stunning views across the town and over the Italian border.

Where to stay in Innsbruck

Cathedral of St. James which includes night scenes, a church or cathedral and heritage architecture

Innsbruck City Centre

4.5/5Wonderful!(200 area reviews)

The captivating mountain views and ample dining options are top of the list for many visitors to Innsbruck City Centre. A stop by Golden Roof or Messe Innsbruck might round out your trip.

Innsbruck City Centre
Igls in the Austrian Tirol
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Igls

5/5Exceptional!(13 area reviews)

Skiing, mountain views, and spas are some highlights of Igls. Make a stop by Olympia Express Gondola or Innsbruck Olympic Sliding Center while you're exploring.

Igls
Seefeld in Tirol featuring a city, night scenes and snow

Seefeld Pedestrian Zone

4/5Very Good!(2 area reviews)

Seefeld Pedestrian Zone is noteworthy for its spas, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Seefeld Ski Area and St. Oswald Church.

Seefeld Pedestrian Zone
Bergisel Ski Jump featuring modern architecture

Wilten

4.5/5Wonderful!(10 area reviews)

You'll enjoy the mountain views and coffeehouses in Wilten. You might want to make time for a stop at Bergisel Ski Jump or Tirol Panorama.

Wilten
Nordkette Cable Car which includes landscape views, mountains and snow

Hungerburg-Hoheninnsbruck

Mountain views and ski areas are just a few things travelers like about Hungerburg-Hoheninnsbruck. A stop by Nordkette Mountains is also recommended if you've got time to explore the area.

Hungerburg-Hoheninnsbruck

Top Hotels in Innsbruck

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
AC Hotel by Marriott Innsbruck
AC Hotel by Marriott Innsbruck
4 out of 5
Salurner Strasse 15, Innsbruck, Tirol
¥9,080
per night
Mar 1 - Mar 2

This family-friendly Innsbruck hotel is located near the airport, within a 10-minute walk of Casino Innsbruck and Golden Roof. Maria Theresa Street and Kaufhaus ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,856 reviews)

"Front desk staff great Buffet staff good Housekeeping not good"…"

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2020

AC Hotel by Marriott Innsbruck
Grand Hotel Europa - Since 1869
Grand Hotel Europa - Since 1869
4 out of 5
Suedtiroler Platz 2, Innsbruck, Tirol
¥13,943
per night
Mar 12 - Mar 13

Located in Innsbruck City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Sillpark Shopping Center and Golden Roof. Alpenverein-Museum and Casino Innsbruck ...

4.2/5Very Good! (1,026 reviews)

"The staff was very helpful. I booked in a ski resort that was very far away from town and they helped me to cancel my private lessons and the rent of equipment. They explained to me that there was a free shuttlebus and the ski resorts very close to hotel. They scheduled my taxi as well. Excellent ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2019

Grand Hotel Europa - Since 1869
ADLERS Hotel
ADLERS Hotel
4 out of 5
Bruneckerstraße 1, Innsbruck, Tirol
¥16,105
per night
Feb 23 - Feb 24

Located in Innsbruck City Centre, this romantic hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Sillpark Shopping Center and Golden Roof. Alpenverein-Museum and Maria Theresa ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (885 reviews)

"staff was very helpful. close to centre of town and train/bus station. perfect for skiers"…"

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2020

ADLERS Hotel

Popular things to do in Innsbruck

Stubai Glacier
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Stubai Glacier

4.5/5(11 reviews)

Hit the slopes at Stubai Glacier, a top ski area in Neustift Im Stubaital. While in the area, you can find time to visit its spas.

Golden Roof
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Golden Roof

4.5/5(109 reviews)

Discover the history and significance of this building with the gleaming roof in the heart of Innsbruck’s charming Old Town.

Seegrube Cable Car
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Seegrube Cable Car

5/5(45 reviews)

Be transported from Innsbruck’s bustling center to a serene alpine landscape in a matter of minutes via this state-of-the-art funicular.

Seefeld Ski Area
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Seefeld Ski Area

4.5/5(10 reviews)

Hit the slopes at Seefeld Ski Area, a top ski area in Telfs. Discover the mountain views and spas in this walkable area.

Bergisel Ski Jump
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Bergisel Ski Jump

4.5/5(34 reviews)

Picture yourself soaring through the air from the top of an elegantly designed ski jump, where the viewing platform provides panoramic views of the Tyrolean alps.

Swarowski Crystal Worlds
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Swarowski Crystal Worlds

4/5(33 reviews)

Interact with beautiful and imaginative works of art made of crystals and enjoy family-friendly attractions in the garden, including a maze.

Top activities in Innsbruck

Walking Tour in Innsbruck's historical Old Town
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Walking Tour in Innsbruck's historical Old Town

¥2,321

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Stop At: The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), Duke Friedrich Street 15, Innsbruck 6020 Austria City walk through Innsbruck's old town with its medieval houses - you'll see the famous Golden Roof, the Imperial palace, the Cathedral and much more - you decide what you want to see! Duration: 10 minutes Stop At: Imperial Palace, Rennweg 1, Innsbruck 6020 Austria If you want, we can visit the showrooms of the imperial castle (additional 30-45 mins.

Admission to Ambras Castle Innsbruck
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Admission to Ambras Castle Innsbruck

¥977

Travel back in time with a trip to Ambras Castle nestled into the foothills near Innsbruck. See the collections amassed by the Tyrolian Archduke Ferdinand II, perusing the distinctive Chamber of Arts and Curiosities, as well as the estate's sprawling armory and its exhaustive Habsburg Portrait Gallery.

Private Arrival or Departure Transfer: Innsbruck Airport
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Private Arrival or Departure Transfer: Innsbruck Airport

¥1,563

Just as you arrive to Innsbruck International Airport, your driver will greet you with a name plate and transfer to your hotel in the Innsbruck city center. This is a private transfer which means that you will not share a car with anyone apart from your booking.

Innsbruck Private Transfer from Innsbruck Airport to City centre
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Innsbruck Private Transfer from Innsbruck Airport to City centre

¥1,301

Take the worry out of your arrival at Innsbruck and pre-book a private transfer to suit your group size (up to 7 people). Avoid the long lines for taxis on arrival, and travel in the comfort of a Standard or Premium car or minivan.

Skip the Line: AUDIOVERSUM ScienceCenter - Entrance Ticket
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Skip the Line: AUDIOVERSUM ScienceCenter - Entrance Ticket

¥1,124

Visit: AUDIOVERSUM - ScienceCenter, Wilhelm-Greil-Strasse 23, Innsbruck 6020 Austria How are sounds and noises saved in our brains and why do they trigger certain memories? Why do our ears sometimes play tricks on us and what does the world sound like for someone who is hard of hearing? These and many other questions related to hearing are answered at AUDIOVERSUM.

Innsbruck: Classic City Highlights Tour
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Innsbruck: Classic City Highlights Tour

¥3,054

Experience an informative sightseeing tour of Innsbruck's most important sights. Admire the varied architecture, discover the Imperial Court Church and learn the history of the city. On our walking tour is the ideal introduction for international visitors and local history lovers.

Reviews of Innsbruck

4.6

Top Destination

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3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Feb 2, 2020

Just passing through.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 23, 2020

Lovely town with a great selection of bars and restaurants. Not as touristy as Salzburg. Gorgeous scenery.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jan 20, 2020

It's a typical Austrian mountain city, beautiful but also overpriced.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 16, 2020

Clean .quaint and beautiful..

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 4, 2020

Magic town , it is unreal , people very nice nice beer and good food!!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Dec 17, 2019

It is great in the christmas season

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