Innsbruck

Travel Guide
Anna\'s Column which includes heritage elements and night scenes

Whether you want to wander cobbled alleys, hurtle down the pistes or check out the nightlife, this a city to suit all tastes.

Innsbruck is a city with a rich cultural and religious history, and more recently has become famous as a world-renowned snowboarding hub. In the warmer months you’ll be within easy reach of some great hiking trails as the Alps come alive with wild flowers. The wealth of restaurants and cafés, as well as the large student population, means that there’s also plenty going on in town in the evenings.

The Old Town should be top of the list for any visitor to Innsbruck. The pastel-coloured buildings that line the cobbled streets create a singular atmosphere, and you’ll find some of Innsbruck’s most famous sights here. Among these is the Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) which shines out as a reminder of the Habsburg Empire, and houses an interesting museum where you can learn more about the city. Not far from the Old Town is the iconic St. Anne’s Column (Annasäule) which rises up against a backdrop of Mount Hafelekar’s white peak.

If you’re in town it’s also worth popping into the Imperial Palace (Hofburg) which provided a home to the Habsburg family for four and a half centuries. Just next door you can visit the elaborate tomb of Emperor Maximilian I in the Court Church (Hofkirche). A short trip out of the city will take you to Ambras Castle (Schloss Ambras). This castle complements the Palace and the Church in displaying the wealth of Austria’s past emperors and includes a room full of curiosities collected from around the world, as well as a hall containing the suits of armour in which Ferdinand II jousted.

Innsbruck became the centre of the world snowboarding revolution at the end of the 20th century and those interested in winter sports can try out some tricks at the snow park where it all happened. There are also plenty of runs up in the mountains and the Nordkette Cable Car is a great way to go and explore some of these. The funicular will hoist you high above the city opening out great views over mountains and valleys all the way to the Italian border.

Whatever floats your boat, you’ll find plenty to keep you entertained in Innsbruck. The great thing is that whenever you feel your energy lagging you’re never too far away from a lovely thick hot chocolate and a tasty pastry.

Whether you want to wander cobbled alleys, hurtle down the pistes or check out the nightlife, this a city to suit all tastes.

Innsbruck is a city with a rich cultural and religious history, and more recently has become famous as a world-renowned snowboarding hub. In the warmer months you’ll be within easy reach of some great hiking trails as the Alps come alive with wild flowers. The wealth of restaurants and cafés, as well as the large student population, means that there’s also plenty going on in town in the evenings.The Old Town should be top of the list for any visitor to Innsbruck. The pastel-coloured buildings that line the cobbled streets create a singular atmosphere, and you’ll find some of Innsbruck’s most famous sights here. Among these is the Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) which shines out as a reminder of the Habsburg Empire, and houses an interesting museum where you can learn more about the city. Not far from the Old Town is the iconic St. Anne’s Column (Annasäule) which rises up against a backdrop of Mount Hafelekar’s white peak.If you’re in town it’s also worth popping into the Imperial Palace (Hofburg) which provided a home to the Habsburg family for four and a half centuries. Just next door you can visit the elaborate tomb of Emperor Maximilian I in the Court Church (Hofkirche). A short trip out of the city will take you to Ambras Castle (Schloss Ambras). This castle complements the Palace and the Church in displaying the wealth of Austria’s past emperors and includes a room full of curiosities collected from around the world, as well as a hall containing the suits of armour in which Ferdinand II jousted.Innsbruck became the centre of the world snowboarding revolution at the end of the 20th century and those interested in winter sports can try out some tricks at the snow park where it all happened. There are also plenty of runs up in the mountains and the Nordkette Cable Car is a great way to go and explore some of these. The funicular will hoist you high above the city opening out great views over mountains and valleys all the way to the Italian border.Whatever floats your boat, you’ll find plenty to keep you entertained in Innsbruck. The great thing is that whenever you feel your energy lagging you’re never too far away from a lovely thick hot chocolate and a tasty pastry.

Where to stay in Innsbruck

Hotel Central
Hotel Central
4 out of 5
Gilmstrasse 5, Innsbruck, Tirol, 6020
The price is £110 per night from 26 Jun to 27 Jun
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Innsbruck. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa and a rooftop terrace. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (848 reviews)
"Excellent"

Reviewed on 11 May 2022

Hotel Central
Das Innsbruck
Das Innsbruck
4 out of 5
Innrain 3, Innsbruck, Tirol, 6020
The price is £144 per night from 26 Jun to 27 Jun
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Innsbruck. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their reviews. Popular ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (777 reviews)
"Great staff especially the late afternoon evening staff. Helped us park our car across the street and was very helpful answering the many questions we had. Definitely recommend."

Reviewed on 21 Jun 2022

Das Innsbruck
ADLERS Hotel
ADLERS Hotel
4 out of 5
Bruneckerstraße 1, Innsbruck, Tirol, 6020
The price is £153 per night from 26 Jun to 27 Jun
Stay at this 4-star hotel in Innsbruck. Enjoy free WiFi, a nightclub and a rooftop terrace. Our guests praise the restaurant and the bar in their reviews. Popular ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (973 reviews)
"Supuestamente tenia derecho a late check out y me cobraron 10’euros por una hora extra. A pesar que cuando hice check in me dieron mi cuarto 1 hora tarde. No me dieron upgrade de habitación y la botella la tuve que pedir."

Reviewed on 21 Jun 2022

ADLERS Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Kaiser Max Design Appartements
Kaiser Max Design Appartements
3.5 out of 5
Herzog-Friedrich-Straße 23, Innsbruck, 6020
The price is £186 per night from 26 Jun to 27 Jun
Stay at this 3.5-star aparthotel in Innsbruck. Enjoy free WiFi, a terrace and a flat-screen TV. Our guests praise the convenient parking and the spacious rooms ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (113 reviews)
Fantastic holiday and gorgeous apartment!
"Amazing apartment in a fantastic central location! The decor was very tasteful, the beds very comfortable and it was well stocked in terms of kitchen utensils. The only down side was the dining area was extremely cold because the windows are old and so to eat in that bay window, which has the most ..."

Reviewed on 9 Jan 2022

Kaiser Max Design Appartements
Golden Roof Apartments by Penz
Golden Roof Apartments by Penz
3.5 out of 5
Herzog-Friedrich-Strasse/12, Innsbruck, Tirol, 6020
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly aparthotel in Innsbruck. Enjoy free WiFi, on-site parking and barbecues. Our guests praise the WiFi and the helpful staff ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (31 reviews)
"Very spacious and great location."

Reviewed on 20 Aug 2021

Golden Roof Apartments by Penz
Powerspace Apartment - nature in the city with easy parking
Powerspace Apartment - nature in the city with easy parking
Innsbruck, Tyrol
Stay at this family-friendly apartment in Innsbruck. Enjoy WiFi, on-site parking and a garden. Popular attractions OlympiaWorld and Tivoli-Neu Stadium are located ...
4/5 Very Good! (3 reviews)
Basislager in Innsbruck
"Tolle Gelegenheit sich zu sortieren, zu sammeln und en passant das faszinierende Innsbruck zu erkunden, bevor es weitergeht..."

Reviewed on 9 Aug 2021

Powerspace Apartment - nature in the city with easy parking
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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