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Innsbruck is one of Europe’s prime ski resorts and surrounded by beautiful alpine scenery. It's also the city from where Maximilian I ruled the Holy Roman Empire during the 15th century.

This legacy lives on in the picturesque old town, where baroque buildings with pastel facades and the imperial Hofburg Palace offer a glimpse into the past. Learn all about it at the iconic Goldenes Dachl (Golden Roof), a building covered in over 2,500 copper tiles and built to honor Maximilian.

Flying into Innsbruck Airport, the Alps' snow-capped mountains tower on the horizon in every direction. The mountains are a playground for winter-sports lovers, with Nordkette Mountain featuring slopes fit for international skiing and snowboarding competitions.

This time of year is also popular thanks to Innsbruck's laid-back culture and wide selection of chalet-style bars and restaurants.

The summer, on the other hand, is ideal for hiking, mountaineering, and golf. If you're looking for another slice of regional history, be sure to visit Ambras Castle – an incredible Renaissance-era citadel once home to Archduke Ferdinand II.


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Most popular time to visit October-December
Cheapest time to visit January-March
Local currency € 1 = $1.07
Language German
Average weekend price $124 per night
Average weekday price $125 per night
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The location of this hotel is amazing.

May 23, 2022

The location of this hotel is amazing. It is away from the city noise up on the side of the mountain with an incredible view of the mountains and valley. It is easily accessible from the city via the tram system. The hotel provides a backpack, umbrella, and robes for your use while visiting. The breakfast was fantastic. There is an honor bar to help yourself to beers and snacks after a day of touring. There is also a full service bar available. The owners are kind and helpful with suggestions for activities/hikes. I wish I had more time scheduled to stay in Innsbruck and time to enjoy the hotel.

Cynthia United States of America

Such a pretty town with great views of the mountains all...

May 9, 2022

Such a pretty town with great views of the mountains all surrounding. Great hikes close by and easy to get around on bus and trams. Worth staying a few nights to get the most out of the Innsbruck Welcome card and go on a few hikes around. If you want a good schnitzel head to Burenwirt, best i've ever had!

abifenn Australia

Innsbruck itself has a few sightseeing options which were...

March 25, 2022

Innsbruck itself has a few sightseeing options which were great. They were a bit expensive, so the Innsbruck card ends up being convenient and a cheaper option (42€ for 24 hours). The best one was Nordkette, for sure, but the other mountain summit (the other end of bus line J) was very pretty and less crowded.

Jessica Ireland

It is a charming city surrounded by snow capped mountains,...

February 14, 2022

It is a charming city surrounded by snow capped mountains, there are plenty of bars and restaurants to suit everbody's needs. The public transport is easily accessible for travelling to the many ski resorts in the area and is free if you are skiing. The Austrian people speak good English and are helpful. It is a city I have visited on numerous occasions and never tire of it's attractiveness.

Peter United Kingdom

Cable car and mountains, Swarovski museum, the old city were...

November 4, 2021

Cable car and mountains, Swarovski museum, the old city were amazing. We were there at the end of October, and it was excellent for nice hikes and snow in the mountains. Other attractions like the zoo are worth a visit if you have a bit of extra time to kill. Super easy to get around. Innsbruck card is worth the money. I would recommend it to anyone visiting the city.

nuriye Germany

Innsbruck is lovely city.

October 27, 2021

Innsbruck is lovely city. City that you definitely have to visit. It's small but supper nice city in the center of the Alps. The nature is wonderful and breathtaking. One of the best places I've ever been. Getting around Innsbruck was very easy. You've busses, trams which are very well connected with main tourist attractions. There are a lot nice restaurants but I would recommend Italian restaurant in Maria-Theresien-Straße.


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