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Places We Love in Innsbruck

Ski Resort of Royal Splendor

Set against the spectacular backdrop of the Alps, Innsbruck is not only a world-class European ski resort, it was also the seat of Maximilian I’s Holy Roman Empire.

This imperial legacy has left its mark, most notably in the Old Town where beautiful Rococo buildings sit beside pastel facades and typically Tyrolean, flower-adorned windows. The visitable Hofburg imperial court owes its modern appearance to the 18th-century Empress Maria Theresia.

The Hofkirche has a memorial tomb for Maximilian I, and his life is depicted in frescoes on the Goldenes Dachl (Golden Roof) nearby, named after the gleaming copper tiles lining its entrance.

Flying into Innsbruck Airport, it’s easy to see why the city was so highly regarded. Practically every street ends with a view of the Alps, lush in summer, snowy white in winter. Nestled on a slope, Schloss Ambras was once the residence of Archduke Ferdinand II, and the area provides opportunities for summer mountain climbing, hiking and golf.

In the winter, of course, it’s all about the fantastic Innsbruck skiing and snowboarding. Ski areas include Nordkette mountain, accessible by cable car and chairlifts near the town’s hotels and B&Bs on Booking.com. Its varied slopes mean that several international competitions are held here, as well as the Bergiselschanze ski jump contest. The après-ski is laid-back and centered around chalet-style bars and traditional restaurants.