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InnsbruckAustria

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

City Tower showing heritage elements and night scenes

Innsbruck City Centre

4.5/5Wonderful!(204 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

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
¥7,758
per night
Apr 19 - Apr 20

Located in the center of Innsbruck, this family-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Casino Innsbruck and Golden Roof. Maria Theresa Street and Kaufhaus ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,875 reviews)

"Staff was very accommodating. We were able to do an early check in and late check out which was very convenient to our schedule."…"

Reviewed on Mar 10, 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

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 ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,061 reviews)

"great location the breakfast was amazing and the staff at breakfast was very nice and friendly. the room was nice except the wifi was very slow and would constantly kick out. the curtain in our room was half off its track and therefor didn't close all the way."…"

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020

Grand Hotel Europa - Since 1869
ADLERS Hotel
ADLERS Hotel
4 out of 5
Bruneckerstraße 1, Innsbruck, Tirol
¥15,189
per night
Apr 20 - Apr 21

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! (902 reviews)

"View from the rooms was amazing overlooking Innsbruck’s city center and mountains."…"

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2020

ADLERS Hotel

Popular things to do in Innsbruck

Stubai Glacier
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Stubai Glacier

4.5/5(12 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(110 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(11 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(35 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

Admission to Ambras Castle Innsbruck
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Admission to Ambras Castle Innsbruck

94% of travellers recommend
¥948
Per adult
Discover Innsbruck in 60 minutes with a Local
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Discover Innsbruck in 60 minutes with a Local

¥2,371
Per adult
Innsbruck: Classic City Highlights Tour
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Innsbruck: Classic City Highlights Tour

100% of travellers recommend
¥2,963
Per adult
The Instagrammable Spots of Innsbruck with a Local
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The Instagrammable Spots of Innsbruck with a Local

¥3,082
Per adult
Art and Culture in Innsbruck with a Local
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Art and Culture in Innsbruck with a Local

¥3,082
Per adult
Innsbruck’s Past and Present with a Local
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Innsbruck’s Past and Present with a Local

¥6,164
Per adult

Reviews of Innsbruck

4.6

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
103
5 - Excellent 63.190184049079754%
4 - Good
50
4 - Good 30.67484662576687%
3 - Okay
9
3 - Okay 5.521472392638037%
2 - Disappointing
1
2 - Disappointing 0.6134969325153374%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 0%

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Feb 24, 2020

Loved Innsbruck! The food was amazing and all the people were incredibly friendly and the view of the mountains was truly breathtaking.

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!!

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