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
Innsbruck Travel Guide You Need At Every Step
Surrounded by Alps and scattered with glittering domes & spires of magnificent palaces, churches and museums that date back to medieval period, Innsbruck is one city in Austria that attracts visitors of varied interest throughout the year.
Warm summers are ideal to explore the palatial buildings of Habsburg dynasty with Baroque architectures & historic treasures, enjoy city walks & views, scenic village tours, explore the alpine nature trails, take on the lovely biking trails, and relax at street side cafes to enjoy city life.
Autumn is the time when music lovers flock to Innsbruck to watch classical opera, theatres and musical performances of medieval times by world renowned performers and composers. Many also visit to enjoy the wonderful fall colours and scenic vistas.
The winter draws large number of sports enthusiasts heading to the Alps for skiing on tracks where winter Olympics were held twice already.
And spring is the time to enjoy the blooming meadows and traditional local delicacies.
Choose your time and go through this detailed travel guide to uncover the hidden gems of Innsbruck. Here is a great article to make a head start: All About Innsbruck Tourism & Its Secrets.
Also, go through the articles that follow and discover the top attractions & tours, great hotels & dining options of various ranges, shopping, nightlife, weather, transports and lot more...
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