Innsbruck the Gem of Austria

Posted by North South Travel Blogger · Aug 15 · in Innsbruck, Austria · about Culture & History

Many a travelers  favorite destination in Austria is Innsbruck, the capital of Tyrol in Western Austria. The city is located in the Inn Valley at the Junction with Wipptal. It is strategically situated halfway between Munich in Germany and Verona in Italy. It is surrounded by beautiful mountains such as Hafelekar (2,334 meters) in the north, Patscherkofel (2,246 meters) and Serles (2,718 m) in the south. The following are some of the things you can do in Innsbruck.

1. Take Pictures on InnsBruck Bridge

You can take pictures on the Innsbruck Bridge. The scenic Inns River, Innsburck Town and the all-important Brenner Pass are easily captured from the bridge.


2. Tour the Golden Dachl

You can tour the Golden Dachl. This building was constructed in honor of the marriage between Maximillian, the Roman Emperor and Mary of Burgundy. Maximillian would sit on the building balcony and watch the tournaments below.


3. Climb Mountains aboard Hungerburg Funicular

You can also use the Hungerburg Funicular to climb the mountains and enjoy the views of the Hungerburg town. While at it, why don’t you also take pictures of the scenic valley?


4. Enjoy a day out at Olympia SkiWorld Innsbruck

With 81 mountain railways and lifts, 170 miles of runs, a 7,710 foot vertical drop, and nine different parks; Olympia SkiWorld Innsbruck is a paradise for those who love fun.


5. Explore the 16th Century Schloss Ambras

From works of Titian and Velázquez and portrait galleries in the upper part of the castle to the large collection of armor and an assortment of other fascinating artifacts in the lower part of the castle; tourist with a love for exploration will have their hands full at this castle.


6. Enjoy some culture at Tyrolean Folk Art Museum

Surrounded by surrounded by a lovely park and Olympia Village, a visit to this museum will give you insights into the history and culture of the people of Innsbruck.


7. Say a prayer at the historic Cathedral of St. James

Constructed in the 18th century baroque architectural style, this cathedral is as good place as any to be thankful for being alive. If you are the religious type, say a little prayer in the cathedral.


8. Spend your evening with the Gundolf Family

Spending a nice Tyrolean evening with the Gundolf Family will give you insights into the way of life of the people of Innsbruck.


9. Experience the thrill of jumping at Bergisel Ski Jump

Built by the brilliant architect Zaha Hadid, this Olympic facility should form the highlight of your stay in Innsbruck.


10. Spend a day with the Animals at Alpen Zoo

This zoo claims the tag of being the highest in Europe. However, it is more popular for taking care of Alpine animals than for its elevation.

So there you have it. Next time you want to vacation in Europe, do it in this Alpine city.

For more information on Accommodation in Innsbruck or Flights to Austria, please contact one of the Travel Specialists at North South Travel today


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