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Innsbruck (Austria)

Based on 6 reviews

Innsbruck in short

  • Height: 575 metres
  • 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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Review of Innsbruck

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8.3
Visitors' reviews

based on 6 visitor reviews

Latest review by Demi

“I flew to Innsbruck in January and loved it. It was easy to reach my accommodation from the airport, and both the slopes and the town were within quick reach of each other. The Ski Plus City pass is a fantastic initiative. I'll definitely be back!”

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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.

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.

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.

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Weather in Innsbruck

Today

Extensive cloud cover, hardly any sun

Extensive cloud cover, hardly any sun
3 / 9

Frost line

1945 metres

Rain

0 mm

Tomorrow

Regular sunshine with some clouds

Regular sunshine with some clouds
3 / 14

Frost line

2072 metres

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0 mm
Seegrube
Hungerburg
Hafelekar
Après-ski & nightlife in Innsbruck
Restaurants 300
Bars & cafés 410
Discos 11
Cinema 4
Theater
Casino
Concert Hall
Ski schools & ski lessons in Innsbruck
Number of Ski Schools 15
Number of Ski Instructors 180
Instruction slope
Ski lessons in Nederlands
Private ski lessons 50
Ski lessons 6 days, 24 hours, € 180,00
Snowboard lessons 6 days, 24 hours, € 174,00
Cross-country skiing
Book your ski school online in Innsbruck
Facilities in Innsbruck
Number of hotels 112
Number of hotel beds 10000
Number of tourist beds 10000
Supermarkets 40
Bank
Tourist information for Innsbruck
Name Innsbruck Tourismus
Telephone 59850
Distance to Innsbruck
Distance from Brussels approx. km
Airport Flughafen Innsbruck (INN) approx. 1 km with bus service
Train station Hauptbahnhof Innsbruck approx. km with bus service
From the highway approx. 2 km 5-minutes drive
Innsbruck for the children
Childcare
Childcare from 30 months
Number of hours of childcare 5 hours a day
Price without lunch € 45,00
Price with lunch
Children's Carousel
Magic Carpet
Child Lift 1
Adventure Park
Playground
Mascot
Mascot Name
After skiing in Innsbruck
Public sauna
Fitness Centre
Public solarium
Massage
Spa & Wellness
Indoor pool
Balloon flight
Paragliding
Indoor tennis
Squash court
Hiking trails 15 km
Torchlight Tours
Indoor skating rink
Ice skating rink
Curling
Snow rafting
Dog sledge
Snowmobiles
Toboggan run