— Welcome to Innsbruck—
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Busy street cafes afford great views of Innsbruck’s landmark, the Golden Roof, and its 2,738 gold-plated copper tiles. Constructed for Emperor Maximilian I. in the early 15th century, it served as a royal box where he could sit in luxury and enjoy tournaments in the square below.
— What to do in Innsbruck —
– Attractions in Innsbruck –
There are a total of 11 stunning nature reserves in the Alpenpark Karwendel area, among them the Nordkette protected nature reserve, which is the traditional local recreation area for the citizens of Innsbruck and its visitors. Here you will find ample opportunities for hiking, rock climbing and mountain biking;
Tyrolean handicrafts made of precious materials are on sale in Werner und Brigitte Bliem’s jewellery shop by the Golden Roof, offering hand-made silver jewellery featuring a distinctive edelweiss design. The renowned Viennese enamel jewellery manufacturer Frey Wille sells at its Herzog-Friedrich-Strasse boutique jewellery as well as watches, silk shawls, ties and other accessories.
What does a country taste like? Just think of the aromatic smell of Alpine pastures, of crystal-clear spring water emerging from the depth of the mountain, of sunny meadows and the sweet scent of flowers and you will realize, why more and more restaurants and inns in Innsbruck and its holiday villages swear by fresh, delicious local produce.
While the way to any city’s finest restaurants is clearly sign-posted with toques and stars, it is also worthwhile to keep an eye open for some other tasty options. In Innsbruck and its holiday villages you can explore some delightful niche restaurants who either score with unusual setting, unique location or a particular type of cuisine
What today ranks among Tyrolean top-class culinary delicacies used to be considered nothing other than ordinary ‘spirits’. While beer or wine had to be transported from further afield, the foundation for schnapps was readily available right at the farmers’ doorstep. Fruits such as apple, pear and plum along with cranberries, elderberries and juniper berries, represent the basis for home-made ‘Selberbrennter’, not forgetting of course the sought-after variety of spirits distilled from the fruits of the rowan tree, sloes, gentian and masterwort.
Innsbruck – Christmas Markets in Austria
Advent is a time when the city comes alive with twinkling lights, decorated chalets and the sounds, sights and smells of the Christmas Markets, it is a wonderful time of year to visit the city and to join in the celebrations and to do a bit of Christmas shopping. Discover the dates and times of the Christmas celebrations held in the city ‘Here’