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The top 10 sights of Innsbruck
1. OLD CITY WITH THE GOLDEN ROOF AND THE CITY TOWER
2.657 fire-gilded copper shingles cover the golden roof, the showpiece from the 800 year old city centre of Innsbruck. Emperor Maxilian I. let the beautiful bay window be built around 1500.
2. DOME OF ST. JACOB
The dome of St. Jacob, or the dome of Innsbruck, is the cathedral and diocesan town of Innsbruck.
3. IMPERIAL HOFBURG AND HOFGARTEN
A building from the Habsburgs. Highlight from the Hofburg is the guard room, the “Innere Appartement” which was later luxurious equipped by empress Elisabeth (Sissi) and first and foremost the Great Hall.
4. COURT CHURCH & FOLK ART MUSEUM
The simple exterior might be misleading, but the court church is worldwide unique, inside is an empty sarcophagi which is day and night guarded by giant statues.
Named after empress Marie Therese, the broad boulevard and shopping street offers richly decorated facades, inviting cafes and noble shops.
Tip: If you look from the St. Anna’s Colume to the north you see above the golden roof the mountaintops from the Nordkette.
6. HUNGERBURG – SEEGRUBE – HAFELEKAR AND ALPIN ZOO
The Nordkette with the Seegrube and the Hafelekar embodies Innsbruck’s unique combination of alpine nature experience and urban life. The cable cars from the Nordkettenbahnen take visitors directly from the old city to the ‘Hungerburg’ (860m), the ‘Seegrube’ (1.905m, most beautiful sun terrace from the city) and to the ‘Hafelekar’ (2.334m), summit experience and breathtaking views included!
7. PATSCHERKOFEL – CABLE CAR
From there you can walk on the Zirbenweg, which is a varied and popular hiking trail above the roofs of the city.
As an alternative you can reach on an hiking trail the summit and its mountain hut ‘Gipfelstube’.
8. CASTLE AMBRAS
Surrounded from the idylic castle garden, which is absolutely worth a walk, the castle is above Innsbruck.
9. BERIGSEL WITH SKI JUMP AND TIROL PANORAMA
The historic Bergisel, a hill harly 750 meters above Innsbruck, was the scene of several battles under Andrea Hofer in 1809.
Tirol Panorama, the 1.000 square meter 360-degree circular painting ist not only the biggest work of art in Tyrol but also takes it the visitors right into the middle of the dramatic event of the Tyrolean struggle for freedom.
10. SWAROVSKI CRYSTAL WORLDS
For its 100th anniversary in 1995 Swarovski let multimedia artist André Heller create the now internationally known Crystal Worlds in Wattens. This extraordinary place of imagination, art and joy of playing ranks second among the most visited sights in Austria.
You can visit and experience all these sights with one card
Innsbruck Card ALL INCLUSIVE
24 hours: adult: € 43,00 / child € 21,50
48 hours: adult € 50,00 / child € 25,00
72 hours: adult € 59,00 / child € 29,50
Alpine-urban perspectives – city and mountain in one tour
Highlight: like Romy Schneider in “Sissi – The young empress”: Enjoy the spectacular view from the Hafelekar (2.334 meters) down to the city of Innsbruck
Deep canyons, high jump
Highlight: Feel, how close city and vast nature are to one another
Plus: Zaha Hadid’s Bergisel ski jump with airy views
Special Tour for the Christmas time
Highlight: View over the city from the Hungerburg Christmas market
Maximilian, Sisi & co – walk through history
Highlight: To get to know the golden roof and his secrets and experience a piece of European history
Experience the young Innsbruck
Highlight: In the middle of the city and still pure relaxation: the Baggersee
Discover Innsbruck’s modernity
Highlight: A bank as an impressive exhibition area for modern art or a tourist information center that combines the renaissance and the latest technology
Get to know Innsbruck from its authentic side
Highlight: Take a look behind the scenes of the famous Mariahilf-row of houses and see Innsbruck through Albrecht Dürer’s eyes
From zero to a hundred in ten seconds
HEARTBEAT: SIT AT THE STARTING POSITION OF THE BERGISEL SKI JUMP
What a thrill! What it is like to sit on the notorious bar and look down can be experienced by the brave themselves on the Bergisel ski jump during a special guided tour.
ADRENALIN PUR: BUNGY JUMPING FROM THE EUROPA BRIDGE
5, 4, 3, 2, 1, Bungy! Jump headfirst from the Europa Bridge and enjoy the madness of free fall.
BOB RIDING IN THE CHANNEL OF ICE IN IGLS
Ready, set, go! In summer and in winter there is a thrill for non-professionals when they go down the steep curves of the Olympic bobsleigh run- with you is of course an experienced pilot.
THRILLING BIKE ADVENTURES
For passionate gravity bikers, Innsbruck has varied trails for every taste on both sides of the city. In the north the legendary Nordkette Single trail is one of the most difficult trails in Europa and takes most bikers to their limits! And in the south with a total of five routes - downhill fun guaranteed for all skill levels.
DRINKS AND A SPECTACULAR VIEW
Enjoy the aperitif in the circular bar 360° on the 7th floor of the town hall with a view of the mountains.
“The Penz” with its American bar on the 5th Floor.
ROCK ‘N ROLL IN THE ALPS – HARD ROCK CAFÉ
Since then, on the Maria-Theresien-Straße American classics are served with rock and pop music. Vegan and local dishes can also be found on the menu.
UNDERGROUND – TRIBAUN
The long bar with lots of taps and open craft beer from all over Europe.
DINING – A CULINARY CROSS SECTION
Two Gault & Millau toques.
WEISSES RÖSSL – TYROLEAN CUISINE WITH TRADITION
Modern restaurant kitchen with light and home-style food in cosy dining rooms.
DIE WILDERIN – AUTHENTIC & VARIED
One Gault & Millau toque.
CASUAL AND YOUNG – MACHETE BURRITO KARTEL, KATER NOSTER
Two refreshing gastronomy concepts.
THAT IS THE TASTE OF ITALY – DIE PIZZEREI
The restaurant serves delicious pizza as well as many other authentic Italian dished.
VEGETARIAN AND VEGAN – OLIVE AT WILTENER PLATZL
Lovers of creative vegetable dishes get their money’s worth, at noon or in the evening.