Welcome to Innsbruck
Innsbruck , the old provincial capital of Tirol, lies in the wide Inn valley at the intersection of two important traffic routes, between Germany and Italy and between Vienna and Switzerland. The scenery around the Olympic city of Innsbruck is quite breathtaking and almost everywhere you look you will see distant, snow capped mountains and a true Alpine landscape.
Golden roof - www.golden-roof.com
Amidst the charming Old Town, a classic Austrian hybrid of Gothic and Baroque, you will find Innsbruck's greatest tourist attraction and certainly its most characteristic landmark: The Golden Roof.
Imperial Palace at Innsbruck - www.hofburg-innsbruck.at
The Imperial Palace at Innsbruck - the Capital of the Alps - once was seat of the Tyrolean sovereigns...The Imperial Palace was erected by Archduke Siegmund the Rich in late Gothic style around 1460. It was rebuilt in the Baroque style between 1754 and 1773 on orders of Empress Maria Theresa.
Imperial Church - www.hofkirche.at
The Court Church in Innsbruck with the tomb of Emperor Maximilian I is the most important monument in Tyrol and the most magnificent emperor’s sepulcher in Europe.
Ambras Castle - www.khm.at/ambras
Ambras Palace is delightfully located above Innsbruck and is one of the city´s most noteworthy attractions. Its cultural and historical significance is inseparably linked with the personality of Archduke Ferdinand II (1529–1595), a true “Renaissance prince” who was an enthusiastic patron of the arts and sciences.
St. James Cathedral
The huge two-towered front of the Parish Cathedral St. James dominates the Cathedral square at the northwestern side of the Royal Court. Based on designs by the Baroque architect Johann Jakob Herkommer, this church was rebuilt between 1717 and 1724 on the site of an earlier Gothic church.
Pilgrimage Church of St. Peter’s and Paul’s
The church with its lavish murals and ornate plasterwork is a superb example of 18th century Rococo style architecture. The church's perfect acoustics draws much appreciative comment from visitors and is often proved within concerts. The parish church is the final resting place of martyr and parish priest Otto Neururer
Visits & Excursions
Worth to do and visit:
… take a cable car ride starting just in the city with Nordkettenbahn
… book a typical Tyrolean evening with folklore performance
… go to the Alpenzoo, home to over 2000 animals - 150 species which are or have been typical for the Alps, and you'll get also a panoramic view of Innsbruck and the surrounding mountains.
… visit Tiroler Volkskunstmuseum - The Museum of Tyrolean Folk Art , one of the most beautiful of its kind in Europe.
… go and see the Annasäule - the column was erected in 1706 to celebrate the withdrawal, on St Anne´s day (July 26) in 1703, of invading Bavarian armies during the War of the Spanish Succession.
… visit Igls (Olympic jump) Patsch, Aldrans and Lans
… visit the Sellrainvalley with Gries, Kematen and Kühtai
… visit the Innvalley with Rattenberg, Brixlegg, Jenbach and Schwaz (Silver mines)
… enjoy the Zillertal Valley with cheese dairy visit
… visit the Ötztal Valley and stop in Sölden
… visit Achensee - take a ride with the oldtimer train and / or make a lake cruise
… enjoy the Crystal world of Swarovski in Wattens - the world's leading manufacturer of cut crystal items.
… visit Seefeld and spend your evening at the Casino
… experience a ride on the fantastic scenic road to Kitzbühler Horn
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