Innsbruck is such a compact and walker-friendly city that it would be a shame not to do some walking tours when you visit. Walking through its narrow lanes and colourful markets will give you a better idea about the culture and will expose you to delights like street graffiti, street music and age-old architectural details… Read the full article
Austria Travel Guide You Need At Every Step
The mountain laden landlocked nation of Austria had always taken a neutral stand, shunning war and trying to create its own little haven of peace. The loveliness of this beautiful country is accentuated by its palatial constructs and castles nearly all of which are the creation of Habsburg monarchy.
You can have all sorts of experiences in Austria as it has a very diverse terrain. For summer holidays and the Austrian Alps experience head off to Fuschl, Mayrhofen, Kitzbuhel and Salzburg which are full of wonderful resorts. This country is known as the land of lakes and there are liquid wonders here like Lake Constance, Lake Neusiedler, Lake Achensee, Lake Wolfgang, Traunsee, Hallsttater See and so many more beauties.
Its major cities… the beautiful Vienna, lively Innsbruck, medieval Graz, musical Salzburg all offer entirely diverse and culturally rich experiences. Culturally this is a polite well-dressed country with fine manners and a finer taste of music and aesthetics. Greetings of Guten Tag reverberate in its streets and cafes and people shop for Mozart and Schubert C.D’s in music stores.
This is one of the top marriage and honeymoon destinations and that’s not surprising since it offers low marriage registration fees and ultra-romantic venues like Vienna. Incidentally this is one of the top hiking and cycling destinations too with numerous famous cycling routes.
To top it all Austria enjoys cool idyllic weather, a lively handicrafts culture, mouth-watering chocolate producers and a significantly lower cost of living in comparison to other European countries.
Here is a great starting point to explore Austria: About Austria Tourism
Also scroll through the articles that follow and get deeper insights into the various aspects of tourism in Austria.
What To Expect Examine Innsbruck’s geographical position for a moment and you will understand why it’s a biking paradise. Nestling in the Inn valley and sandwiched between Karwendel Alps (north) and Patscherkofel/ Serles (south) Innsbruck boasts of easiest mountain access right from its city centre (Nordkette). The city has long bike lanes that connect it… Read the full article
What to Expect The best thing about Innsbruck is that its in-city transport systems are very tightly integrated. There is only one bus sightseeing operator sparing (or maybe depriving) tourists of many choices and even that operator is linked to the city’s IVB network. If you read how to get around Innsbruck page, you will… Read the full article
Located at the heart of Innsbruck’s historic centre, the Stadtturm stands proud at 51-meter height. Tourists and locals alike swear by the excellent view available from its observation deck though the deck is at a considerably shorter height (31 meters). For almost 450 years, the watchtower guards kept vigil over the town with pride and… Read the full article
Walk through the rambling lanes of Innsbruck’s old town and you will feel as if you have stepped back in time. Rows and rows of medieval houses will greet you and while some are painted in pretty pastel shades others have gorgeously embellished facades and stained glass windows. No two are exactly alike and you… Read the full article
Probably the most beautiful Baroque church in the architecturally brilliant Innsbruck; the Innsbruck Cathedral (also known as Cathedral of St. James or Dom St Jakob) rises up on the eastern side of the Pffarplatz. Though its main attractions lie in the jewelled interiors and brilliant stucco and fresco work; the double tower façade and the… Read the full article
Technically the oldest museum in the world and most definitely the loveliest castle in Tyrol, the Ambras Castle is Innsbruck’s one of the top attractions. Framed against the statuesque mountains, the Rennaissance style castle was painstakingly conceptualised by Ferdinand II (the culturally brilliant scion of the Habsburg dynasty) for his beloved wife Philippine Wesler. Room… Read the full article
Some call the Maria Theresien Straße (or Strasse) the liveliest promenade in the world and almost all Austrians have named it as their favourite shopping destination. Dedicated to the powerful and only female ruler of the illustrious House of Habsburgs who was lovingly called Mother of Austria (Maria Theresa); the street strives hard to take… Read the full article
Innsbruck is full of cultural delights and amazingly beautiful attractions but like most European cities… a holiday here might end up burning a hole in your pocket. A good way of saving money on your trip will be to invest in travel and transport passes that either offer discounts on attraction entry fees and/ or… Read the full article
A dedication to everything Crystal, visitors to the Swarovski Crystal World at Wattens (near Innsbruck) are greeted by a large giant head flanked by the high mountains and with a waterfall cascading out of his mouth. Go through the giant’s mouth and there are 16 chambers of wonders… each the work of famous designers like… Read the full article