Innsbruck is known for its excellent opportunities for winter tourism and is the capital of the Austrian province of Tyrone. The city is located at the foot of the Alps; from its center you can directly get to the ski resort by cable car. Here you will find stunningly beautiful views, a variety of ski slopes, stunning architecture, museums and palaces. Even if you do not plan to go skiing or snowboarding, you will not get bored here thanks to a wide selection of various activities.
How to get to Innsbruck?
Innsbruck Kranebitten International Airport is the largest airport in Tirol. It serves international and domestic flights. Passenger traffic especially increases in the winter season. The airport consists of one terminal capable of receiving small aircraft. You can get from the airport to the city by taxi, bus or rented car.
Other ways to get to Innsbruck include a train or bus. This method is convenient and relevant for those tourists who travel from European cities.
Things to do in Innsbruck
One of the main reasons why tourists from all over the world come to Innsbruck is, of course, excellent ski resorts on the slopes of the Alpine mountains. The city twice hosted the Winter Olympics and many other significant sporting events. Here you will find a huge selection of tracks of varying difficulty: for professionals, beginners and even children. The ski season in Innsbruck lasts from December to April. The slopes surrounding the city are divided into eight areas that are actively used in winter by fans of skiing and snowboarding. In each of the regions, all conditions for skiing and winter recreation are created – first-class hotels, professional ski and snowboard schools, equipment rental, kindergartens, cafes, night bars, indoor pools and facilities for various sports.
The historical center, or Old Town, surrounded by a ring of mountains, with narrow winding streets and houses in the late Gothic style, is also very interesting. It is interesting that Innsbruck was once the capital of the Holy Roman Empire. Today, there are dozens of historical monuments and buildings that tell the exciting history of the city.
Among the most interesting sights include:
- Triumph forte (Arc de Triomphe),
- Jacob’s Cathedral,
- Goldenes Dachl (Golden Roof),
- Stadtturm (Tower),
- Schloss Ambras (Ambras Castle),
- Museum Maximilianium,
- Wiltener Basilica,
- Kongresszentrum Theater,
- Tiroler Volkskunstmuseum (art museum),
- Olympic ice stadium, and others.
Hotels in Innsbruck
Innsbruck has over 200 hotels, so there is plenty to choose from. Most of them are located in the area of ski resorts, however, at the foot of the mountains, there are many hotels in the center where you could stay. If the purpose of your trip to Innsbruck is not related to skiing, we recommend that you settle closer to the historic center. Apartments are also available in the city, and just outside the city you can rent a small villa.