Altitude: 575 Meters

Innsbruck in short

  • Beautiful and lively mountain city
  • Lots of cultural activities
  • One ski pass covers several ski areas

Innsbruck is often nicknamed the 'Heart of the Alps' and is the epicentre of skiing in the Austrian Alps. The capital city of the Austrian state of Tyrol, Innsbruck has a reputation for being one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. The 800-year-old city centre is home to many museums and beautiful Austrian architecture, including the gold-roofed castle of Fürstenburg which dates back to the 15th century. Besides visiting the cultural heritage, it is a great place for shopping and enjoying delicious local food in the many restaurants. The main street, Maria-Theresien-Straße, is the perfect place for window shopping while enjoying the views of the lofty Nordkette mountain, which watches over the city from the north. Innsbruck is a great base for combining a city trip with ski holidays in the Tyrol area. It's no wonder Innsbruck Airport is one of the most popular ski airports.

Innsbruck hosted the Winter Olympic Games twice (in 1964 and 1976), and is considered one of the greatest ski cities in the world. This is not surprising when you take into account its excellent position in the heart of some of the best skiing territory in Austria. From the city you can take the free ski bus to five different ski areas. The Olympia SkiWorld Innsbruck ski area alone provides almost 300 kilometres of fantastic ski slopes. For reliable snow cover, you can head to high-altitude ski areas such as Kühtai or the Stubai Glacier. And cross-country skiers can enjoy the famous cross-country ski area Seefeld, which is within easy reach of Innsbruck and offers a 300km network of cross-country ski trails. Nobody gets bored in Innsbruck! Nightlife here is in keeping with that of a large, thriving and popular city - there is something for everyone and every budget, you just need to choose! Ski holidays in Innsbruck are packed with interesting, fun and exciting activities, on and off the snow. Don't forget to take a visit to the Top of Innsbruck viewing platform (2300m) to gain a full appreciation for the mountain scenery surrounding Innsbruck.

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A mountain city surrounded by ski areas

The Olympia SkiWorld Innsbruck is made up of 9 ski areas: Axams, Fulpmes, Innsbruck, Oberperfuss, Igls, Tulfes, Mutters, Birgitz and Götzens. Free ski buses from the centre of Innsbruck take skiers and snowboarders to the slopes, making for an easy ski holiday. In total, the Olympia SkiWorld Innsbruck ski areas offer more than 300km of slopes. From nursery slopes to snow parks, freeride routes to perfectly groomed cruisers, the varied ski areas of the Olympia SkiWorld Innsbruck offer pistes geared towards all different levels and skiing/snowboarding styles. Ski buses from the centre of Innsbruck take skiers and snowboarders to the slopes, making for an easy ski holiday. In total, the Olympia SkiWorld Innsbruck ski areas offer more than 300km of slopes. From nursery slopes to snow parks, freeride routes to perfectly groomed cruisers, the varied ski areas of the Olympia SkiWorld Innsbruck offer pistes geared towards all different levels and skiing/snowboarding styles.

Long history of winter sports

Innsbruck made a name for itself in the winter sports scene by hosting the 1964 and 1976 Winter Olympics, and the alpine city has retained its dedication to winter sports competitions. One such ongoing competition is the Four Hills ski jumping competition, which visits Innsbruck every year and sees the best of the best ski jumpers compete for the gold on the 134m-high Bergisel jump with its views over the city. Off the slopes, we mortal souls can enjoy other, less intense winter activities such as tobogganing, cross-country skiing, bobsleighing on the World Cup track, swimming in the Olympic Village, ice skating, ice climbing, snowshoeing, winter hiking, fat bikin and cross-country skiing.

City trip to Innsbruck

A ski holiday based in Innsbruck is unlike any other ski holiday in the Alps. Instead of the usual slopeside umbrella bars and ski-in, ski-out accommodation, staying in Innsbruck offers different advantages. This is a full-on city with a castle, an opera house, a historic city centre, museums, a zoo, and excellent shopping and nightlife. There are plenty of flights all winter long to Innsbruck and the public transport within the city centre is excellent. For a special occasion, take your loved one to the Seegrube Restaurant. High above the city at an altitude of 1905m above sea level, the Seegrube offers wonderful views and an experience you'll never forget.

 Apres-ski & entertainment Innsbruck

Restaurants 300 Theatre
Bars & cafes 410 Casino
Nightclubs & discos 11 Concert hall
Cinema 4  

 Ski school and ski lessons Innsbruck

No. of ski schools 15Private ski lessons € 50
No. of ski instructors 180Ski lessons6 Days, 24 Hours, € 180
Area for beginnersSnowboarding lessons6 Days, 24 Hours, € 174
Ski lessons in Cross-country skiingYes, price on request

 Facilities Innsbruck

No. of hotels 112 Supermarkets 40
Total no. of hotel beds 10000 Banks
Total no. of beds 19000

 Tourist information for Innsbruck

Name
Innsbruck Tourismus
Email
Telephone
0043 - 0512 - 59850
Website

 Distances from Innsbruck

Railway station
Hauptbahnhof Innsbruck - by bus
Airport:
Flughafen Innsbruck (INN)
From the motorway:approx. 2 km 5 minuten by car

 Innsbruck for families and children

Childcare - Magic carpet
Playground Ski lift for children
Merry-go-round

  Leisure & sports activities Innsbruck

Public saunaFootpaths 180 km
Fitness centreTorchlight descent -
Public solarium Indoor ice rink
Massage Outdoor ice rink
Spa & wellness Curling
Indoor swimming pool Snow rafting
Hot air ballooning Dog sledding
Paragliding Snowmobile tours
Indoor tennis court Toboggan run
Squash court

Weblogs about Innsbruck

27 April 2018 by Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

Innsbruck is a true winter sports paradise. The picturesque Tyrolean capital is nestled right in the centre of dozens of ski areas and seems to be tailor-made for a winter holiday. With nonstop flights on EasyJet from London and Bristol and plenty of shuttle buses once you arrive in Innsbruck, it’s a perfectly doable option for a week of skiing or snowboarding. Once in Austria you can choose to stay in Innsbruck itself or exploring a bit further along the winding valleys. Whatever you choos... More ›

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Olympia SkiWorld Innsbruck
Total slopes 204 (km)
Blue slopes 59 km
Red slopes 118 km
Black slopes 27 km
Off-piste 0 km
Lifts (63 )
Drag lifts 26
Chair lifts 27
Gondola lifts 10
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