Innsbruck is the capital of the Austrian historical region of Tyrol and is located in the heart of the Alps.
Thanks to its unique blend of history, nature, culture, and outdoor life, Innsbruck attracts every years many tourists from all over the world and is known for its alpine-urban lifestyle.
Below are just a few attractions! More details about attractions can be found here.
The Nordkette is a mountain range watching over the city from the north and can be accessed directly from the city center. In just 20 minutes, the Nordketten cable cars lift passengers high up into the mountains until the Seegrube (2000m) and Hafelekar (2300m) stations. Once at the top, the stations are good starting points for hikes or cycling routes in the surrounding mountains, as well as enjoying food and drink in the numerous huts.
The zoo is home to over 2000 animals (150 species) which are or have been typical for the Alps and are housed in modern enclosures. It is the only zoo in the world specifically devoted to alpine fauna, and it also offers its visitors a spectacular view of Innsbruck and the surrounding mountains.
History and Architecture
With its 2,657 fire-glided copper tiles, the Golden Roof was completed in the year 1500 upon request of Emperor Maximilian I and is now the most famous symbol of Innsbruck's old town. It comes with a museum telling the story of the building and the city in general.
The Hofburg is the main building of a large residential complex once used by the Habsburgs and is considered one of the three most significant cultural buildings in the country, along with the Hofburg Palace and Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna.
Ambras Castle Innsbruck is a Renaissance castle and palace promoted by the Archduke Ferdinand II (1529-1595) as a personal art, science and armoury collection.
Swarovski Crystal Worlds, located just 20 kilometers east of Innsbruck, awaits with new and exciting attractions.
There are plenty of opportunities in the area for outdoor sports (hiking, cycling, climbing, etc...), check out here!
Tyrolean cuisine includes a variety of typical tasty food and drink! Be prepared to enjoy Kasspatzln, Gröstl, Knödel, Strudel, beer, Schnapps, and so on :)