The Innsbruck Tourismus Office offers a FREE Club Innsbruck Card to visitors. It is available at hotels, hostels and the tourism office. We forgot to get it when we stopped in at the tourism office, so we walked into a nice hotel where they gave it to us for free, even though we weren’t staying there. Be sure to pick up the Innsbruck Activities guide with your card- it is a small booklet in English and German outlaying a lot of the free activities with the card. Most activities are only available in the summer months, June-September. Check out Innsbruck.info for further information on the Club Innsbruck Card and activities.
There is also an Innsbruck Card available for purchase at the tourism office that gives you reduced fares on public transportation and museums. A day pass is approximately 20 euros. We didn’t buy one when we were there. I think this would be more beneficial for those traveling to multiple skiing destinations in the winter. We traveled to Innsbruck in the summer and walked almost everywhere.
Some of the activities available to travelers with the (free) Club Innsbruck Card:
*Mountain Hiking Programme in Innsbruck: free hikes up through the Alps with a certified guide. Includes free rental of hiking boots. See the accompanying journal entry!
Innsbruck/Rum: Monday-Sunday, 9am, Congress Innsbruck building. Check website for more cities.
*Lantern Hikes: romantic lantern-lit hike with drinks at a mountain hut (one hour).
Tuesdays, 7:45pm at Congress Innsbruck.
*Climbing Tour of Innsbruck Panorama Climbing Path: must have completed three Mountain Hiking Programme tours.
Fridays. Check with your guide for details.
*Natural History tours. 9:45am at Liftstuberl Birgitz in Axams.
*Guided Mountain Biking Tours: Mountain biking tour with guide. Rent a bike for about 9 euros a day. Bring plenty of water and wear appropriate clothing for this three-hour ride.
Meet at 9am, Tourist Office Gotzens.
The Innsbruck Club Innsbruck Card also gives a discount on golfing, horseback rides, fishing trips, paragliding, summer bobsledding, and the climbing hall.