For lovers of mountain peaks and skiing, this is the most tempting place. Innsbruck can be visited with the whole family.
A city with a rich history - Innsbruck. It is located in Austria, surrounded by an alpine mountain range. The tourist ski resort became especially famous after the Olympic Games in 1964 and 1976. In the city and its surroundings, there are historical sights that beckon with their beauty. Excursions in Innsbruck are held all year round for lovers of skiing and for connoisseurs of architecture. The most popular are:
House with a Golden Roof. The roof of the building is not actually covered with precious metal, but the balcony is made of copper plates, which were covered with gold during the reign of Maximilian 1. A fan of knightly tournaments did not want to be deprived of abundance. The historical age of the building is 600 years.
Hofburg - the palace of the monarch was recently restored, and he is ready to fully receive visitors. In addition to luxurious premises for communities, the botanical garden deserves the attention of tourists.
The best observation deck and favorite of the locals is the City Tower with a green dome. To admire the fantastic view, one has to climb the steps to a height of 30 meters. Unfortunately, the elevator has not yet been provided. There is a clock on the façade by which locals check their time.
The Nordkette cable car will take tourists to the mountain peak. The Grossglockner Glacier can be seen from 2256 meters. To get to the top, you need to overcome three changes.
Hofkirche Church. The Renaissance interior is austere but luxurious. It is popularly called the “Church of Black People”. Statues taller than human fill the church and are positioned to surround the sarcophagus. It was supposed to bury Maximilian 1. But the body of the ruler was buried in Neustadt.
Excursions in Innsbruck will lead wanderers to the main temple of the city - the Cathedral of St. James. The merit of the Cathedral is the Icon of the Madonna and Small Child. And also many world masterpieces are stored here. During masses, the cathedral is not accessible to tourists.
Ambras Castle, the oldest museum on earth. The murals in the Spanish Hall are decorated in the spirit of the Renaissance. The main decoration can be considered the statues of the 27 rulers of Tyrol. A unique collection of weapons is kept here.
A notable monument of the city is the Column of St. Anne. At the top is a statue of the Virgin Mary. Locals consider the pink marble column a popular meeting place.
Between the centuries-old streets is the busiest street, Maria Theresa, starting from the Arc de Triomphe.
Fascinating stories, exquisite art, works of ancient times are collected in numerous museums in Innsbruck.
Tyrolean State Museum - Ferdinandeum. Exhibits testifying to the rich history of the city.
The Alpine Museum is a symbol of mountains that have been conquering people for two centuries.
The Anatomical Museum speaks for itself. Large collection of the human body. Certificate of human achievement in science.
Swarovski Museum. It is dedicated to the history of crystals and contemporary art. It has nothing to do with the famous brand.
Historical excursions in Austria do not end there. The ski season is open from winter to mid-spring. For fans of winter sports, there are eight districts of the city. For tourists, there are luxury hotels and sports equipment for professionals. Schools have been created for inexperienced travelers, as well as kindergartens, restaurants and amusement parks.
How to get there
Kranebitten Airport is located on the outskirts to the west of the city. The authorities took care of its modernization and expansion for a large flow of tourists. You can get to the resort by flights, agreed with the client's requirements.There are no direct flights from the Russian Federation to Tyrol. With a transfer, you can fly to the capital of Austria, with regular flights from major Russian cities.
Distance to the city center of Innsbruck from the airport - 4 km. Further, a taxi with a 10-minute road is provided. You can take the bus that stops under the airport building. The bus travel lasts 20 minutes.
Those wishing to get to the "heart" of the city on their own, in the airport building work travel agencies for car rental. But in order to avoid the “long walk”, Austrian guides will come to the rescue for people who do not know the city and its districts.
All architectural art, museums, cafes and restaurants are concentrated closer to the Old Town - Altstadt. From this place you can go to the ski resort and there is an active movement of regular buses throughout Innsbruck.
Only apartments can be rented on the streets of the New Town, while in the surrounding villages there is a chance to stay in an old Tyrolean-style house. The road to the center takes about 30 minutes by car.
It's a great idea to spend your winter holidays in Austria and book an excursion on our website. Unforgettable impressions and beautiful photos will be remembered for a lifetime.