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  • Wattens: Swarovski Crystal Worlds Entrance Ticket

    1. Wattens: Swarovski Crystal Worlds Entrance Ticket

    Explore all facets of crystal at Swarovski Crystal Worlds in Wattens, and discover the magic of the crystal at exhibits and attractions such as the gardens of The Giant, and the “Crystal Cloud” of 800,000 hand-mounted crystals. Go to the “Chambers of Wonder” and experience the magic of crystal in a dimension that has never been seen before. Discover unique art installations in the museum's gardens, and take the kids to the play-tower, an innovative outdoor playground landscape for children of all ages, with plenty of space to play and climb. A café and restaurant by the gardens offer amazing views of the surrounding landscape, and provide an unforgettable culinary delight for those interested in exploring unique flavors.

    Booking the ticket with GYG was seamless, and we fully recommend it. There were not many tourists at this time, so ticket windows were free. This is a must-do activity when in Innsbruck. Beautifully laid out display of crystal works from global designers, including Manish Arora from India. The shop also has discounted stuff. Huge parking lot.

  • Top of Innsbruck: Roundtrip Cable Car Ticket

    2. Top of Innsbruck: Roundtrip Cable Car Ticket

    Begin your journey 560 meters above sea level, not far from the heart of Innsbruck's old town with its historical buildings and the world-renowned "Goldenes Dachl" (Golden Roof). Planned and designed by star architect Zaha Hadid, the Hungerburg funicular is a unique architectural achievement. Hop aboard your panoramic cable car and begin your upward ascent. As you rise upwards, admire how the elegant modern design of the stations contrasts with the rugged mountain landscape. Continue along Seegrube and Hafelekar and notice how the picture changes: your attention will now be caught by the painstakingly renovated station building, which was designed by the Tyrolese architect Franz Baumann. Savor the peace and beauty of nature as your ascent continues and the bustle of the city gives way to the tranquillity of the mountain. All that remains is a spectacular view of Innsbruck. By day it see...

    It was a great experience! It was my first time in a cable car and my first time in Innsbruck, Austria. I highly recommend the trip to the top of the mountain and look at the amazing views.

  • Innsbruck: Bergisel Olympia Ski Jump Arena Ticket

    3. Innsbruck: Bergisel Olympia Ski Jump Arena Ticket

    This sightseeing point offers breathtaking 360 views of Innsbruck and the Nordkette and the fascination of a ski jumping facility with an Olympic past and modern architecture. Learn about Olympic history and the world of ski jumping in the gallery. Sporty people master the 455 steps from the eastern stadium entrance to the Schanzenturm on foot. Alternatively, the driveway with an inclined lift is more comfortable and faster. The tower was designed by star architect Zaha Hadid plus features a panoramic restaurant Bergisel SKY and the viewing terrace 44 meters (143 feet) above the ground, which are easily accessed in a few minutes by two lifts. The Bergisel is one of the more important venues in the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup, annually hosting the third competition of the prestigious Four Hills Tournament. This Olympic ski jump of 1964 and 1976 is a favorite of the locals as well.

  • Hungerburg: Roundtrip Funicular Tickets from Innsbruck

    4. Hungerburg: Roundtrip Funicular Tickets from Innsbruck

    Begin your journey at 560 meters above sea level, not far from the heart of Innsbruck's old town. Here, the station which was designed and planned by star architect Zaha Hadid, can be explored before the funicular ride starts. The Hungerburg funicular enables visitors to reach the Hungerburg in just 8 minutes. There are several stops along the way including the Alpine Zoo, which is a favorite among families. A ride with the Hungerburg funicular is the perfect option for those, who have limited time.  After reaching the top station, a very nice view from the panorama platform can be enjoyed! For those who want to indulge themselves with culinary treats, the trendy Café Hitt&Söhne can be visited for coffee and cake! Another option is to have a traditional tyrolean meal at the Restaurant Alpina.

    Need to buy a ticket to get to the top of Nordkette which is spectacular! This only takes ýou half way. Expensive to get return to top. If you are staying in Innsbruck and visiting lots of places look at Innsbruck card..can save you but you need to look at what's included. This is included..right to top!

  • Tyrolean Evenings Family Gundolf in Innsbruck

    5. Tyrolean Evenings Family Gundolf in Innsbruck

    Immerse yourself in Austrian tradition as you attend a folk program with singing, dancing, yodeling, and more. Let the Gundolf Family–a staple in Innsbruck since 1967–entertain you with a 1.5-hour presentation. For many people, the Gundolf Family is a group of musical ambassadors representing Innsbruck and the historical region of Tyrol around the world. With a varied and attractive program, you will be delighted as you watch Tyrolean dances and “shoe-slapping.” You will also hear typical Tyrolean songs and yodeling. Don't be surprised if you find yourself wanting to dance, sing, and clap along too. In addition to the show, you will have the option of enjoying a drink or taking part in a 3-course meal before or during the show. This includes: Clear soup with sliced pancakes Roast pork with potatoes and mixed salad Apple strudel with whipped cream Program: Music / Sc...

    Great evening of folk music and dancing. So impressed with this 3 generations of the same family making music and dancing together. Very talented individuals.

  • Innsbruck: City Card Including Public Transport

    6. Innsbruck: City Card Including Public Transport

    The best way to experience the picturesque city of Innsbruck, Austria, is with a city card. With admission to many of the best museums, sights, attractions, some cable cars, bikes, and a shuttle bus to the Swarovski Crystal Worlds, you'll have plenty of time to see the city in full.  Hop on any of the IBV city trains, the hop-on hop-off bus, or the Nordkette Cable Car. Utilize the discounts at the casino, city tours, or even a traditional folk show with the centuries-old company Tyrolean Evening. Choose between a 24, 48, or 72-hour card and start having fun.

  • Innsbruck: Tickets for Schloss Ambras

    7. Innsbruck: Tickets for Schloss Ambras

    The wonderful World of the Renaissance Schloss Ambras is one of the most important sights of Innsbruck. At Schloss Ambras you can immerse yourself in the life and the passion for collecting of the Renaissance prince Ferdinand II (1529 - 1595): Discover his chamber of art and wonders (Kunst- und Wunderkammer), his armories, and his Antiquarium. Admire the Habsburg portrait gallery with paintings from the time of Albrecht III (1349 – 1395) to the reign of Emperor Franz II (I) (1768 – 1835). The exhibition holds more than 200 paintings of the great masters, including the most valuable works of Lukas Cranach, Giuseppe Arcimboldo, Peter Paul Rubens, Anton van Dyck and Diego Velázquez. The Chamber of Art and Wonders (Kunst- und Wunderkammer) at Schloss Ambras The Chamber of Art and Wonders (Kunst- und Wunderkammer) of the Renaissance is an encyclopedic, universal collection, which contains ...

    What a wonderful place. I spent there more time than I expected :-) Lots of exhibits and lots of information in German and English. The grounds are beautiful too.

  • Innsbruck: City Tower Entrance Ticket

    8. Innsbruck: City Tower Entrance Ticket

    Look out over the rooftops of Innsbruck as the tower guards once did in the Middle Ages. Discover how guards kept watch from the City Tower for almost 450 years, warning citizens of fire and other dangers. The lower storeys also once served as a prison. Today, the tower is there for visitors to enjoy. Over 133 steps lead up to the 31-meter-high viewing platform, which overlooks the medieval streets of Innsbruck and offers stunning views of Bergisel, Patscherkofel mountain, the River Inn, and the Nordkette mountain range. Learn about how the City Tower is a good 50 years older than the Golden Roof. It was completed in 1450 on the side of the old town hall. It doesn’t seem huge in comparison with modern buildings but 51 meters was very impressive in 1450 and the tower was a proud symbol of the self-confidence of the people of Innsbruck. The onion dome was added 100 years after its complet...

  • Innsbruck Food Tour

    9. Innsbruck Food Tour

    Begin your tour with the farmers at the Innsbruck market hall, Markthalle Innsbruck. They are the backbone of the Tyrolean cuisine. Many local farmers prepare samples to convey their passion for the local and traditional culinary art.  Dive into the world of bread and sniff out the unique history of baking bread. At a local bread manufacturer in Innsbruck, get to know and appreciate bread as a form of ancient cultural heritage, which is lovingly and passionately produced with hundreds of years of traditional knowledge and experience.  For lunch, taste specialties from different Tyrolean regions. Indulge your palate and listen to interesting stories. Lunch is followed by a digestive walk through the city. Learn about the award-winning coffee and the sweet temptations that tell the history of Tyrolean. Complete your tour at a cozy Marend and taste samples of the food with which Tyrol was...

  • Innsbruck: Magical Christmas Tour

    10. Innsbruck: Magical Christmas Tour

    See how the city of Innsbruck celebrates Christmas on this tour of the best festive locations and Christmas markets in town. Discover a wide variety of Austrian traditions and customs, including a range of seasonal products such as the traditional Glühwein. Witness some of the city's most important sights and beautifully decorated locations as you follow your professional local guide around the streets of the Old Town. Listen to festive anecdotes and discover interesting facts about Christmas time in Innsbruck. Experience the capital of Tyrol from a unique perspective as you admire some of the Old Town's most iconic locations lit up by Christmas lights. At the markets, sample some of Austria's most renowned festive delicacies or sip on a glass of mulled wine as you soak up Innsbruck's charming festive atmosphere.

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What people are saying about Innsbruck

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 72 reviews

What a wonderful place. I spent there more time than I expected :-) Lots of exhibits and lots of information in German and English. The grounds are beautiful too.

That was a beautiful day. problem-free transport despite Corona. everything well under control. wonderful view above on a wonderful summer day.

We went there as a family with our two children aged 10 and 12 and we loved it! It s superb and well organized

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

Wonderful views from both stations. The fenicular ride is cool too.