Innsbruck, the capital of the Austrian Alps
Between the Olympics, history and modernism
Innsbruck combines contrasts like hardly any other city of its kind: valley and mountains, urbanism and closeness to nature, history and modernism. Resulting in an incomparable flair that Innsbruck's inhabitants and guests really value. The historical old town recalls the glamour of the past while Innsbruck's modern buildings testify to its role as a modern and young university and congress city.
The variety of life from nature to culture
Innsbruck offers a whole variety of different living spaces within striking distance. From a stroll around the old town to a ski and hiking area or from the congress centre to an after work drink up the Seegrube – Innsbruck makes all of this possible. Besides the variety of recreational and activity options, Innsbruck's surrounding area also reveals great day trip destinations. We have put together the Top 5 of these must-sees for you. Innsbruck also has several treats to offer as a city of culture.
Its geographical location makes Innsbruck attractive in all kinds of respects. Tyrol's regional capital is easy to reach from all directions and is linked to the southern side of the Alps via the Brenner Pass. It's a good one and a half hours to Munich and less than one and a half hours to Bolzano. As a junction between the north and south, Innsbruck is superb as a place for trade fairs, congresses and all kinds of events.
The Olympic city of Innsbruck
Innsbruck has hosted the Olympic Games three times. Leaving Olympic sites and venues that delight the general public today. These include the bobsled, luge and skeleton run in Igls, the Tiroler Wasserkraft Arena for ice sports and the Olympic Hall. As a multifunctional hall, the latter provides a setting for events of all kinds and sizes, from sports events to concerts to congresses and trade fairs. Visit the famous ski jump with panorama restaurant on the Bergisel, which was designed and rebuilt by Zaha Hadid in 2001. The Olympic ski jump is still one of four venues for the International Four Hills Tournament today.
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