About Innsbruck

No other region combines urban flair and alpine nature with as much charm as Innsbruck, the capital of Tyrol in the heart of the Alps. The tourists will meet a unique mix of culture and nature, traditions and trends, action and relaxation. The historic old town and famous landmarks are only a breath away from beautiful nature, mountains and beautiful scenery. Everything you want to know about a visit to Innsbruck can be found here.


The Olympic Fire was inflamed in Innsbruck three times: at the 1964 and 1976 Winter Olympics and the Youth Olympic Games 2012. Innsbruck is a well-known venue for a wide range of sporting events such as ski jumping events at Bergisel, Crankworx Innsbruck, UCI Road World Championships 2018 or the Climbing World Championships 2018. In addition, scientific research on the topic of sport, tourism and management at the University of Innsbruck and at the MCI complement Innsbruck´s expertise in this field.


In Tyrol and in Innsbruck, tourism is of great economic importance. In the season 2018/19, Innsbruck recorded over 1 million tourist arrivals. Guests from all over the world travel to Innsbruck, which is centrally located in Europe. The unique venue in the heart of the Alps is definitely worth a visit. The Golden Roof, Imperial Palace, Court Church, Imperial Gardens from Emperor Maximilian´s time, Ambras Castle or the Triumphal Arch are some of Innsbruck´s landmarks. Bergisel, the large hill with the ski jump is also a sightseeing highlight from a sporting and historical perspective.


The mountains around Innsbruck offer many opportunities to participate in a number of sport activities. Various mountain railways ease the ascent to the peak of the Alps, where a dreamlike view over Innsbruck and an enjoyment of nature will be waiting for you. Away from the mountains, you can also take advantage of the city´s amenities, visit the historic old town, the Pedestrian zone on Maria Theresien Street or enjoy culinary delights in a traditional restaurant.

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