Innsbruck

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Top attractions in Innsbruck

The 7 best things to do in Innsbruck

Charming Innsbruck looks as if a child had plucked it from a picture book and placed it here in the region of Tyrol in the Austrian Alps. Its Old Town boasts wonderful attractions reminiscent of a fairytale, set against a striking backdrop of alpine nature.

  • Old Town

    1. Old Town

    Though there are many stunning examples of Baroque and Gothic architecture, the Goldenes Dachl (Golden Roof) certainly stands out, with its 2,657 gold-plated copper tiles.

  • The Hofburg

    2. The Hofburg

    The Giant's Hall is a remarkable highlight in this former Habsburg palace. A painting of Marie Antoinette, the 15th child of Empress Maria Theresia, hangs in the portrait room.

  • Hofkirche

    3. Hofkirche

    Though Maximilian I, an emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, lies buried in the town of Wiener Neustadt, the Court Church here holds his ornate cenotaph, courtesy of his grandson.

  • St. James Cathedral

    4. St. James Cathedral

    A prominent feature in the old town, the Baroque structure dates to the early 18th century. The interior boasts stunning frescos and stucco work, plus soaring pink marble columns!

  • Ambras Castle

    5. Ambras Castle

    Located in the hills above the city, the Spanish Hall in the Lower Castle contains 27 portraits of Tyrolian rulers, while 300 paintings of Habsburg rulers are in the Upper Castle.

  • Alpenzoo Innsbruck

    6. Alpenzoo Innsbruck

    Take the city's hybrid funicular to Europe's highest zoo. The park highlights alpine flora and fauna, with 2,000 animals that include bears and lynx, as well as 200 bird species.

  • The Bergisel's Olympic Legacy

    7. The Bergisel's Olympic Legacy

    The Bergisel Ski Jump affords breathtaking views 820 feet above the city. The location was a venue in the 1964 Winter Olympics and continues to host yearly competitions.

Frequently asked questions about Innsbruck

What top attractions are a must-see in Innsbruck?

Planning Your Visit

  • How many days to spend in Innsbruck?

    A full four days, including a day at the zoo, will allow you to see Innsbruck's top attractions at a leisurely pace.

  • Getting around

    Though there is a bus and tram system, exploring Innsbruck's center on your own two feet is the best way to go sightseeing. To reach the Bergisel Ski Jump, take tram line 1 to Stift Wilten, where it's only a few minutes away by foot.

  • Where to stay in Innsbruck

    You'll find accommodations within the compact city center, south of the Inn River, making it easy to reach the main attractions. Finding accommodation in a residential area just north of the river is also a viable option and just as convenient for visiting the sights.

Good to know

  • Language
    German
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
  • Country Code
    +43
  • Best time to visit
    Late spring through early fall (May - September) is lovely for sightseeing in Austria, though the winter snows are equally charming!

Sightseeing in Innsbruck

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What people are saying about Innsbruck

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 504 reviews

Amazing experience. I would recommend this to everyone. The wether was bad in the day I ibitially booked it but I was staying in Innsbruck for 4 days so they kept in touch and we talked every morning and one morning I got lucky cause it was very sunny. Great communication, very professional. It was so amazing and actually relaxing and meditative the whole expetience. You have to try it if you are around. Also if you are staying a bit more in the area, book it in your first day cause if the weather is bad in that day maybe the next one will be great.

We had a fun experience as a family rafting in Imster Sclucht. It was the only place where we could try a moderate rafting with an eight-year-old child. Our lovely gemalen guide was competent and we felt completely safe with her guidance. Our kids loved the waves and hopping off board to swim in the river. Would recommend this as a fun family activity.

Very professional team! Had no issues at take off-paragliding chute filled with air quickly, took a few steps with the pilot, and then we were in the air.

We liked our very motivated guide in our raft who made it even more fun! It was a very nice first experience with rafting!

One of the Must see places around Innsbruck, beautiful museum, jewellery and also plce for kids amusement.