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Innsbruck
Travel Guide

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

Austria Trend Hotel Congress Innsbruck
Austria Trend Hotel Congress Innsbruck
4 out of 5
Rennweg 12a, Innsbruck, Tirol
The price is ¥11,320 per night from Mar 13 to Mar 14

Located near the slopes, this Innsbruck City Centre hotel is in the city center, within a 15-minute walk of Hofgarten Park and Golden Roof, and close to winter ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (716 reviews)
Lovely stay in Innsbruck

"Room is spacious, beds are comfortable, very quiet street, very close to city center ! Check in was quick and customer service was very friendly ! Breakfast variety and quality of food was amazing !"…"

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2020

Austria Trend Hotel Congress Innsbruck
Alpenlove - Adult SPA Hotel
Alpenlove - Adult SPA Hotel
4 out of 5
Dorfplatz 28, Seefeld in Tirol, Tirol
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥17,310 per night from Mar 28 to Mar 29

Located near the slopes, this Seefeld Pedestrian Zone hotel is in the city center, within 1 mi (2 km) of St. Oswald Church and Seefeld Ski Area, and close to ...

4.2/5Excellent! (234 reviews)

"Lovely location great spa facilities have visited many times"…"

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2019

Alpenlove - Adult SPA Hotel
The Penz Hotel
The Penz Hotel
4 out of 5
Adolf-Pichler-Platz 3, Innsbruck, Tirol
The price is ¥19,438 per night from Mar 25 to Mar 26

Located in Innsbruck City Centre, this romantic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Hospital Church and Golden Roof. Bergisel Ski Jump is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) away. ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (353 reviews)
Great if you have time to eat a big breakfast

"We had some issues with sewage smell in the bathroom but it was quickly fixed by the hotel. Excellent breakfast buffet which is open till 11 so perfect when you have kids with you on the trip"…"

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2020

The Penz Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Landsitz Bichlhof
Landsitz Bichlhof
3 out of 5
Am Bichl 24, Fulpmes

Situated in Fulpmes, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Nativity Set Museum, Schlick 2000 Ski Resort, and Kreuzjoch Cable Car. 5 Galtberg and Foesterhaus ...

Landsitz Bichlhof
Apartments am Burggraben
Apartments am Burggraben
4 out of 5
Burggraben 260, Leutasch, Tirol

Located in the mountains, this Leutasch apartment building offers ski-in/ski-out access within 3 mi (5 km) of Leutasch Gorge, Kranzberg Cable Car, and Karwendel ...

4.3/5Excellent! (24 reviews)

"Beautiful surroundings. Easy access. Clean, comfortable apartment. Great sauna."…"

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2019

Apartments am Burggraben
Appartement Grünfelder
Appartement Grünfelder
3 out of 5
Kammerland 30, Oberperfuss, Tirol
The price is ¥12,529 per night from Apr 1 to Apr 2

Situated near the airport, this apartment building is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Peter-Anich Gondola and within 6 mi (10 km) of Zirl Swimming Pool and Nordkette Mountains. ...

Appartement Grünfelder
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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