Overview Innsbruck

Visiting Innsbruck

Innsbruck’s popularity has surged since it hosted the Winter Olympics in 1964 and 1976, and today this en vogue Austrian town attracts more North American visitors than any other European ski destination. Comparable to Aspen, Colorado, in terms of terrain, Innsbruck has some of the best mountain runs in the Tirol region. When they’re not flying down the Alps, exhausted skiers head to Innsbruck’s Old Town for its charming shops, spirited nightlife, and gourmet restaurants.... Read More Innsbruck’s popularity has surged since it hosted the Winter Olympics in 1964 and 1976, and today this en vogue Austrian town attracts more North American visitors than any other European ski destination. Comparable to Aspen, Colorado, in terms of terrain, Innsbruck has some of the best mountain runs in the Tirol region. When they’re not flying down the Alps, exhausted skiers head to Innsbruck’s Old Town for its charming shops, spirited nightlife, and gourmet restaurants.    Close

Stories and Tips Innsbruck

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Introduction to Innsbruck

Written by Jodeci527 on 15 Oct, 2013

The Tyrolean town of Innsbruck, Austria is a beautiful community which is almost completely surrounded by mountains. The main language spoken there is German, but visitors can get by easily with Italian and English to a smaller extent. The town is filled with…Read More


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Walking Through Innsbruck

Written by Jodeci527 on 27 Dec, 2011

Jennifer and I got stranded at Ambras Castle after we missed our Sightseer bus. We had a choice of waiting an hour for the next bus to arrive and pay another 3 euro for the ride, or we could walk back into town, taking in…Read More


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Innsbruck Ramble

Written by hagnel2 on 28 Jul, 2004

We started our day exploring Innsbruck, around 9:30am. (After tucking away a very large breakfast.) This journal entry is a look at how we spent a morning (break for lunch), then continued on our ramble. All in all, we spent around 6 hours and all…Read More


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Crystal World and The Brenner Pass.

Written by hagnel2 on 09 Aug, 2004

All good things must end, but before we leave Austria, we visit the Swarvoski Museum in nearby Watters. The world-famous crystal is different from other crystal - it is man made. Daniel Swarvoski started his factory in 1895 here in Watters an Industrial suburb of…Read More


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A gem hidden in the mountains

Written by leblanfo on 21 Mar, 2004

I hadn't really heard of Innsbruck before embarking on our trip. In fact, it wasn't really on our itinerary. My friends and I flew from London to Munich, only to walk around for hours in search of a hostel. To make matters…Read More


Club Innsbruck Card

Written by leblanfo on 21 Mar, 2004

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…Read More


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Innsbruck Card

Written by Re Carroll on 31 May, 2004

This was one of the best deals in Austria and certainly the best deal for sightseeing in Innsbruck. The card covers a period of 24, 48 or 72 hours and costs €21, 26 or 31 respectively. It provides free admission to all major tourist…Read More


Skiing

Written by cadaly on 10 Nov, 2005

I travelled to Innsbruck for a week with two children and their parents. The children were 4 years old and 9 months. I can't remember the name of the hotel because it was quite a while ago, but I do remember that I loved it. They had…Read More


A visit to Wilten Basilica

Written by hagnel2 on 01 Aug, 2004

After speaking with the friendly staff at the tourist office we opted to visit Wilten Basilica, just outside the old town in Bergisel and take advantage of the Innsbruck card. It is good for transportation to major sites, museums, including the sightseeing trolley tour.…Read More


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every house is a work of art

Written by Zhebiton on 09 Apr, 2011

Pleasant feature of Innsbruck - its surprisingly compact. The most interesting and binding Sites focused on a relatively small space. As a result, we have to carefully look around you see almost every house and every window here - it is a work of art.…Read More


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