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Innsbruck

Austria
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Capital of Tyrol and Austrian winter sports

Innsbruck has a timeless reputation as a winter sports destination. Nestled in an alpine valley, Innsbruck is surrounded by picturesque mountains complete with ski slopes and funiculars. Zaha Hadid actually designed one of the lift stations. Whether you’re visiting in the winter or summer, you can have an active vacation in the mountains. In the center of Innsbruck, you’ll find charming cobblestone streets, winding alleyways, and quaint cafes.

Innsbruck is a unique destination. It combines breathtaking natural scenery with a comfortable, small-town feel. There’s a mix of Imperial Austrian architecture and newer creations. Strolling the streets offers a feast for the eyes. The restaurants in Innsbruck are also wonderful. They have a variety of cuisines ranging from traditional to modern. There's a youthful atmosphere in many of them, thanks to its many students. Innsbruck is a place where you can unwind. You'll enjoy a mountain holiday at your own pace.

What we love about Innsbruck

Charlie

Marketing Director

For me Innsbruck is a fairy-tale city surrounded by the Alps and the endless ski slopes. I love to stroll along gorgeous facades in the middle of the city and then within a few minutes find myself hiking in the Alps.

Norbert

Budapest City Host & Central Europe Destination Expert

Innsbruck is by far my favorite town in Austria. A university town, 1/3 of the population are students, which gives the place a youthful feeling. In the winter, it's a real paradise for lovers of winter sports. For me, Innsbruck was love at first sight.

Where to stay in Innsbruck

With a compact city center and Old Town, all the hand-picked selection of hotels we offer are close together. Wherever you choose you'll be surrounded by all the dining and shopping conveniences you would expect from a bustling city. With a choice that spans crisp and modern design hotels and the more traditional dark wood and half-pound room key type, or a well appointed business style hotel that boasts river views, a spa and indoor pool. Once we start preparing your customized itinerary we will present our recommended options for you to choose from.
Modern Design Hotel
A beautiful modern hotel with free shuttles to ski slopes during the winter and a high level of comfort and elegance. A great choice in Innsbruck!
Oriental Design Hotel
Just steps away from the center of Innsbruck, this modern design hotel has a unique oriental atmosphere, a nice garden for breakfast or drinks in the afternoon, and a very popular restaurant.
Historical Family Hotel
This is about as authentic as it gets in Innsbruck, with medieval Austrian design and decor. A variety of rooms and a quiet, convenient location.

Things to do in Innsbruck

If you're anything like the Austrians, the main reason you're coming to Innsbruck is for the easy access to the Alps. With a funicular that will take you up into the lower reaches of the Alps, where you can connect to the panoramic cable car to the Seegrube where you'll feel like you're on top of the world and perfectly placed for a hike in the Nordkette (Northern Range) National Park. Back in the city we can arrange for a private walking or driving tour that will teach you about the history of Austria's alpine sports capital, tracing the footsteps of the Habsburg family that ruled the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Another popular self-guided day trip is a visit to the Swarovski Crystal World, a theme park dedicated to all things shiny about half an hour out of the city, and reachable by a company shuttle bus. When we send you your customized itinerary you will be able to choose additional excursions to include in your vacation package or consider for adding later.
Innsbruck Olympic Private Tour
Swarovski Crystal Private Tour
Innsbruck Private Driving Tour

Frequently Asked Questions about travel to Innsbruck

Can I pay by card?

Credit cards are widely accepted in Innsbruck, but we still recommend having 20 EUR/person/day in cash. You can take out Euros from the ATMs in the entrances to banks, or exchange other currencies at exchange offices.

How can I get around Innsbruck?

Regardless of the number of excursions you plan to book with us, we recommend getting an Innsbruck Card, as it is a true all-inclusive tool for getting to know the city and its surroundings. Providing a round-trip ride to each of the peaks around the city, and unlimited use of public transportation, not to mention discounts for museums and attractions, this card is a good way to make sure you miss nothing, without having to empty your entire wallet. The city's public transportation runs 24/7, and includes an excellent tram network.

When are the local shops and cultural hotspots open?

Innsbruck's museums are generally open from 10 AM to at least 6 PM, but are usually closed on Mondays and public holidays. Concert halls offer acoustic experiences nearly every day. Shops open from the early morning until around 8 PM but close on Sundays. Souvenir shops await guests year round, but close in the late afternoon. Some restaurants close on Mondays.

How and where can I eat well?

The abundance of Tyrolean cuisine will make you feel spoiled. While as meat-heavy as any other traditional Austrian cuisine, there are plenty of options for vegetarians, pescatarians, vegans, and more. we recommend seeking out cheese dumplings, donuts with savory fillings, and various apple-based desserts.

How long should I spend in Innsbruck?

Culture-seekers might be satisfied with one night, but this would make for a pretty intense time. Those longing to spend some time in nature, while enjoying Innsbruck's sights, should stay for two nights. The surrounding peaks, creative Winter Olympics complexes, and magnificent Swarovski Crystal World show that Innsbruck has plenty to offer.

Is Innsbruck safe?

Like any other place in Austria, Innsbruck is very safe.
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