Travel to Innsbruck : Austria

Innsbruck the provincial capital of Tirol offers its visitors plenty of activities for winter or summer breaks, surrounded by the eight different ski regions of the Olympic Ski World Innsbruck caters for skiers and is well situated to acces
Innsbruck the provincial capital of Tirol offers its visitors plenty of activities for winter or summer breaks, surrounded by the eight different ski regions of the Olympic Ski World Innsbruck caters for skiers and is well situated to access the miles of ski runs, but there is also a wealth of activities/attractions for non-skiers as well. Innsbruck is well known for its architecture, cultural events and sightseeing.

A trip up to the Seegrube with its breath-taking panoramic views and glorious mountain scenery is not to be missed while visiting Innsbruck. Winter hiking is a good way to experience the wonderful scenery around Innsbruck and is available here with over 90km of trails. If you prefer something more relaxing a horse-drawn sleigh ride might be for you, enjoyable and rewarding with the magnificent scenery to admire around the area.

In Innsbruck you will find many good restaurants with cuisine to suit most tastes and budgets including fast food outlets. There are bars/cafes for food and refreshment and pubs/bars and clubs for evening entertainment. The main thoroughfare in the Old Town is Herzog-Friedrich Strasse here you will see some medieval houses the street lined with arcades, many of the buildings have overhung roofs to guard them against snowfalls. Further along you will come to a labyrinth of alleys, ideal for strolling and exploring the city. The Maria-Theresien-Strasse which cuts through the middle of the city is Innsbruck’s main shopping street.

There are some sightseeing tours available; if you are on a short break they may be beneficial to you. The sightseeing Trolley bus operates daily, you can get on and off at any of the designated stops around Innsbruck. This allows you flexibility to visit the attractions at your own speed.

The Golden Roof is one of Innsbruck’s best tourist attractions it was built in the 15th century by Archduke Friedrick 1V. There are also various museums that may be of interest to you while on holiday here.

The Schloss Ambras is Europe’s oldest museum and well worth visiting. It houses the Habsburg’s portrait gallery an outstanding collection of works by Anton, Lukas Cranach, Van Dyck and more. The Wunderkammer has exhibits of various unusual objects brought back to Europe by early explorers.

You may want to take the opportunity to visit the Alpine Zoo situated 727m above sea level, it is the highest zoo in Europe. There are around 2000 animals from 150 species, the animals all originate from Alpine regions. You will be able to see bison, otters, a vulture; the zoo also has a cold water aquarium. The zoo is approximately 1km north of the St. Nikolaus district of Innsbruck.

Innsbruck has lots to keep you entertained with good shopping facilities, sporting activities/opportunities, galleries, historic buildings and some magnificent scenery, it is an excellent destination and is suitable for most age-groups including families. If you require current information on accommodation or other facilities in and around Innsbruck you should contact Innsbruck Tourist Office.


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