Kranebitten Airport is situated in the central area of the Alps, on the outskirts of the regional capital of Innsbruck. Most arrivals to the airport come from Tyrol, but more and more travellers from Vorarlberg and Bavaria are using the Kranebitten Airport for its convenient location. The airport’s location within the Alps also makes it a useful pit stop for international travellers. The vast majority of winter sport resorts are within a one hour radius of the airport.
Facilities at Kranebitten Airport
The airport offers with a free WIFI service, a bakery, cafe and restaurant. There are also bars, so you can relax with a drink whilst waiting in the departure area. The Airport Shop caters to those who need some reading material, and a convenience store offers a quick snack. There is also a cash machine onsite to make taking out local currency easy, and visitors will find six well-known car rental firms to choose from.
Find a Hotel near Kranebitten Airport
If you’re looking for accommodation near the airport, you have several options. There are a couple of standard hotels near Kranebitten Airport and one four-star option, but visitors will find more variety in nearby Innsbruck, including luxurious five-star choices.
Towns and Attractions in the Kranebitton Airport Area
One of the main highlights in Innsbruck is Golden Roof, commissioned by Emperor Maximilian I in the early 16th century. Created with just under three thousand fire-gilded copper tiles, the rooftop glimmers over the balcony, which adorns the already existing “Neuhof” building. Another must-see attraction is the Imperial Palace, again commissioned by Maximilian I, who undoubtedly left his mark on the town. Visitors can tour the staterooms, giant hall, chapel and inside the crest tower.
Discover Innsbruck’s Winter Sports Heritage
When you travel through Kranebitten Airport it’s easy to explore iconic Innsbruck winter sports locations such as the Bergisel Ski Jump venue, which provides a spectacular view of the city. The jump site was originally used for the 1964 Winter Olympics. The Olympia SkiWorld Innsbruck features around 150 miles of ski slopes and has been used during two Winter Olympic Games. In the summer months visitors can head to Mieming on the Mieminger Plateau, carpeted with mossy meadows and featuring a 9-hole and an 18-hole champion course, as well as a natural bathing lake.
Other places destinations easily accessible from Kranebitten Airport include the winter sport town of Kitzbuehel with over 100 miles of well-groomed slopes. Seedfield, a 25 minute drive from the Kranebitten Airport, is a good spot in the warmer months with over 400 miles of hiking paths available.
Getting to and from the airport
To get to the centre of Innsbruck by bus take route F, which takes 20 minutes and arrives at the main station. If you choose to drive or take a taxi then it’s a quick 15-minute journey.