Tourist attractions of Tyrol’s capital

Innsbruck is located between the nearby Brenner Pass, between high mountain ranges which landscape stretches majestically over the charming, colorful townhouses of the main walking street Maria-Theresien-Strasse. This street is also home to the State Parliament building, St. George’s Chapel, St. Anne’s Column and Innsbruck’s symbol – the Golden Roof – a balcony covered with 2657 gold-plated tiles designed and built at the request of Emperor Maximilian I. The panorama of Innsbruck can be admired from the 31-meter-high city tower, which formerly served as a prison, among other.

During the city walk, we will pass under the Baroque triumphal arch built in the 18th century from the remains of the stones of the Old City wall at the request of Maria Theresa. It is also worth going to the Imperial Palace and seeing the impressive frescoes in the Grand Hall. For lovers of architecture, art and technology, the Baroque St. James Cathedral, the Audioversum Science Center, or the Swarovski Museum in Wattens, full of crystals, located less than 20 kilometers from Innsbruck, will also be must-see points.

Innsbruck, and especially Marktplatz, located in the Mariahlif part of the city, is worth visiting around Christmas. In addition to the beautiful view of the townhouses located on the opposite bank of the Inna River, a Christmas market is held there, and a breathtaking Christmas tree prepared by Swarovski stands in the market.

Nordkette – a mountain range that must be seen

The panorama of Innsbruck is worth admiring from the top of a nearby mountain range, which you will ascend by cable car. With its scenic trails, it’s a real treat for trekking enthusiasts, and in winter it’s worth the trip to ski or snowboard there. The ski trails, however, are not the easiest, as most of them are marked as red level runs. For winter sports fans, Innsbruck is best known for the Bergisel ski jump, which has a viewing platform and restaurant at the top.

Travel to Innsbruck by coach!

Until recently, you could reach Innsbruck in Austria by car, train or plane. An alternative is to travel in a comfortable, air-conditioned coach.

When planning a trip to Innsbruck, consider visiting other interesting locations. It is 500 km from the Austrian capital Vienna, 260 km from Milan and 140 km from Munich. You can find all the connections in our search engine. Check out how easy it is!