— Welcome to Innsbruck—

Information guide to visiting and travelling in Innsbruck. Find all you need to know regarding your visit

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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 See in Innsbruck-

Among the numerous traces that you can explore throughout the Emperor’s favourite town is the ‘Goldene Dachl’, the famous Golden Roof, which during the course of the past centuries has turned into one of Innsbruck’s most widely recognized landmarks.

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The Imperial Palace, Innsbruck. The glory of bygone days is reflected everywhere at the Innsbruck Hofburg, one of Austria’s most significant historical buildings

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The Bergisel is a hill (746 m) that lies to the south of Innsbruck, Austria, in the area of Wilten, where the Sill river (Wipptal) meets the Inn Valley.

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Exclusive shops and boutiques, beautifully ornate facades and a view of the Golden Roof against the backdrop of the majestic Nordkette mountain range: This has always been the magnificent setting for Innsbruck’s main boulevard, Maria-Theresien-Strasse.

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— What to do in Innsbruck —

Innsbruck’s museums tell of the riches of lost times, of victorious battles, of splendid courtly days and simple rural life. More than anything they attest to the eagerness of all those who collected art and curiosities over many centuries.

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One of Innsbruck’s most important locations for art lovers is Maria-Theresien-Strasse, home of the Galerie im Taxispalais, the Galerie Thoman, as well as Kunstraum Innsbruck, all devoted to contemporary art.

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If you like to shop big time and in the one spot, this is definitely your kind of place. Having played a pioneering role in local retail history, Innsbruck is home to Austria’s very first shopping centre which remains the largest in the Tyrol region

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– Attractions in Innsbruck –

A visit to the Alpine Zoo – at 750m the highest of its kind and the only themed wildlife sanctuary worldwide – is a truly unforgettable experience for children and grown-ups alike.

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The Tyrolean Museum Railways or Tiroler MuseumsBahnen (TMB) is a railway society in Austria whose aim is the preservation and/or documentation of the historically importantbranch lines (known as Localbahnen) and their rolling stock in the state of Tyrol.

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Renowned for their unusual location, the restaurants perched on Seegrube (1,905m) as well as further up on Hafelekar (2,256m) have been offering excellent food, combined with fabulous panoramic vistas, to skiers, hikers and alpinists for the past ninety years

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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;

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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.

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Innsbruck Kranebitten Airport (IATA: INN, ICAO: LOWI) is the largest airport in Tyrol in western Austria. It handles regional flights around the Alps, as well as seasonal international flights to other destinations.

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-A Taste of Innsbruck-

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.

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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

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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.

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Christmas in Innsbruck

Innsbruck – Christmas Markets in Austria

hollyAdvent 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’