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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

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

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 Casino Seefeld.

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 Wilten Basilica.

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
ADLERS Hotel
ADLERS Hotel
4 out of 5
Bruneckerstraße 1, Innsbruck, Tirol
The price is ¥16,502 per night

Located in Innsbruck City Centre, this romantic hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Sillpark Shopping Center and Golden Roof. Bergisel Ski Jump is 1.5 mi (2.4 ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (923 reviews)

"This hotel was lovely and the panoramic views were amazing. My only complaints are about the front desk and restaurant. We attempted to call three restaurant from our room six times after they opened on Thursday and no one ever answered. I finally went to the desk in person to inquire about a reservation ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2020

ADLERS Hotel
NALA individuellhotel
NALA individuellhotel
4 out of 5
Müllerstrasse 15, Innsbruck, Tirol
The price is ¥14,745 per night

Located in Wilten, this boutique hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Maria Theresa Street and Golden Roof. Bergisel Ski Jump is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) away. Innsbruck ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (629 reviews)

"The rooms were amazing, especially the high bed room my daughter had, she absolutely loved it. The whole hotel had a really nice bohemian feel. Breakfast was a little expensive but very good and filled us up for our day out. Great location, 5 min walk into the old town and main train station. Only ..."…"

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

NALA individuellhotel
Austria Trend Hotel Congress Innsbruck
Austria Trend Hotel Congress Innsbruck
4 out of 5
Rennweg 12a, Innsbruck, Tirol
The price is ¥10,210 per night

Located in Innsbruck City Centre, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Hofgarten Park and Golden Roof. Bergisel Ski Jump is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) away. Innsbruck ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (683 reviews)

"Das Personal ist sehr höflich und zuvorkommend. Wir wurden immer gut gedient."…"

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2020

Austria Trend Hotel Congress Innsbruck

Popular places to visit in Innsbruck

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.

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.

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 Innsbruck. Discover the mountain views and spas in this walkable area.

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.

Nordkette Mountains
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Nordkette Mountains

5/5(4 reviews)

Hit the slopes in Innsbruck with a visit to Nordkette Mountains. Discover the mountain views and top-notch restaurants in this family-friendly area.

Top things to do in Innsbruck

Innsbruck & Swarovski Crystal World Tour Day Tour
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Innsbruck & Swarovski Crystal World Tour Day Tour

¥6,652
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend
Innsbruck’s Past and Present with a Local
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Innsbruck’s Past and Present with a Local

¥6,406
Per adult
Best Intro Tour of Innsbruck with a Local
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Best Intro Tour of Innsbruck with a Local

¥6,406
Per adult
Architectural Walk of Innsbruck with a Local
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Architectural Walk of Innsbruck with a Local

¥5,174
Per adult
Art and Culture in Innsbruck with a Local
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Art and Culture in Innsbruck with a Local

¥3,203
Per adult
Skip the Line: Cable Car Round-Trip from Innsbruck to Hungerburg Ticket
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Skip the Line: Cable Car Round-Trip from Innsbruck to Hungerburg Ticket

¥1,229
Per adult

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