Your flight to Innsbruck, capital of the Alps
That Innsbruck calls itself the „capital of the Alps“ is a sign for a lot of self-confidence. It is in fact the capital of the Austrian part of Tyrol, lying in a natural setting between high mountain ranges and a river valley. The majestic Karwendel in the north and Patscherkofel in the south make the city a basecamp for hikers in the summer and winter sport enthusiasts in the winter. You can have a city holiday weekend with a wonderful view or a two week skiing adventure, in Innsbruck this and much more is possible.
History made in InnsbruckThe beautiful Old Town of Innsbruck is a heritage of Emperor Maximilian I, whose nickname was „The Last Knight“. He liked the town and lived here in his later years. One of the landmarks of Innsbruck is the Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), that was erected over a balcony on the main square. From here he watched the tourneys he was so fond of. The gothic style Old Town is mostly preserved and a real highlight for tourists. The already existing castle, the Hofburg, underwent reconstruction for Maximilian, but was later again rebuilt by Empress Maria Theresia in the 18th century. In the Innsbruck cathedral St. James the famous painting „Mariahilf“ by Lucas Cranach the Elder is on display.
Go with the snowThe central location in the middle of the Alps is extremely helpful with the wintersport tourists. High above the city is the Bergiselschanze, where the daring ski jumpers fly down the mountainside. In the surrounding areas of Innsbruck you will find a snow sport enthusiasts paradise. The Olympia Skiworld Innsbruck lures with 9 skiing areas in world famous locations like the Stubai glacier, with levels of difficulty ranging from beginner to professional racer. Freeriders can go off-slope in four different areas to leave their mark in untouched powder. After a day on the board, skis or sleigh the hearty Tyrolian cuisine will give you back the energy you need.
More to see in Innsbruck
- The Hofkirche and the Emperor's Tomb
- Alpenzoo Innsbruck-Tyrol, dedicated to local wildlife
Information Airport Innsbruck
- Name: Innsbruck Airport
- IATA Code: INN
- Distance to downtown Innsbruck: 4 km
- Transportation: bus, rented car, shuttle, taxi