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  • Though endowed with intense cultural and religious heritage, Innsbruck, which has hosted the Winter Olympics twice, is above all the meeting place for fans of winter sports. The city centre is organised around the Herzog-Friedrfichstrasse, whose arcades hold a number of enticing shops. Further away, the Saint-Jacques cathedral pays homage to baroque architecture, like the Hofburg castle. Walk along ...
    © Hans Eder / age fotostock
  • Innsbruck, which has twice hosted the Winter Olympics, is primarily a favourite haunt of winter sports enthusiasts.
    © Hans Eder / age fotostock
  • Thy city gets its name from the 'Inn' river and the word 'brücke', which means 'bridge' in German.
    © Hans Eder / age fotostock
  • Built in the 18th century on the request of Empress Marie-Thérèse, the Arc de Triomphe is one of the marvels of the city.
    © Hans Eder / age fotostock
  • This bell tower is located in one of the most famous streets in Innsbruck: Maria Therezien Straße.
    © Hans Eder / age fotostock
  • This façade dating from the end of the 15th century was built in honour of the marriage of Maximilian 1st to Bianca Marie Sforza. The roof, with fire gilded copper-tiles, attracts many curious visitors.
    © Hans Eder / age fotostock
  • A variety of events are held here, such as dance theatre and opera.
    © Hans Eder / age fotostock
Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Expert destination Austria

Though endowed with intense cultural and religious heritage, Innsbruck, which has hosted the Winter Olympics twice, is above all the meeting place for fans of winter sports. The city centre is organised around the Herzog-Friedrfichstrasse, whose arcades hold a number of enticing shops. Further away, the Saint-Jacques cathedral pays homage to baroque architecture, like the Hofburg castle. Walk along the banks of the Inn and finish by visiting the museum of popular Tyrolean art.

Innsbruck: what to do?

You can go shopping in the shops on the Herzog-Friedrichstrasse, walk along the banks of the Inn or take the 20 minute cable car ride from the Medieval city centre to a restaurant 2,000 metres above sea level, before putting on your skis, of course!

The Cathedral of St. James, the Hofburg Palace and the Tyrolean Folk Art Museum.

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Innsbruck: the key figures

Surface area : 83860.0 km2

Population : 8263000 inhabitants

Time difference : +1hr

  • The quality of the skiing areas.
  • The cable car, which takes you from the city centre to the slopes in just 20 minutes.
  • Not enough emphasis is placed on the local cuisine, to the detriment of pasta and pizzas.

Innsbruck: what to visit?

Landscapes

Reminders

Remember to take your skiing equipment, but for a short cultural trip, the slopes are only a 20-minute cable car ride from the city centre.

To avoid

Be careful when skiing off-piste: the Alpinarium in Galtür commemorates the victims of the avalanche that occurred there in the winter of 1999 and is a stark reminder that the mountain can be a cruel and dangerous place.

Innsbruck: what to eat?

The various soups, cold cuts such as speck (smoked ham), the many types of wurst (sausage), spreads, the crispy Wiener schnitzel (escalope coated in breadcrumbs), paprika goulash, all sorts of spätzle (pasta), game dishes (deer, saddle of venison with blueberries), mountain trout, käsekrainerwurst (sausage stuffed with cheese), rollmops, käsenudeln (cheesy pasta), brathendel (roast chicken), and, of course, the inevitable and delicious Apfelstrudel (local apple tart) for dessert! Before heading back down the slopes, why not stop off for a quick schnapps or mulled wine break at one of the many mountain bars and restaurants? Although gourmands and the more sensible will probably prefer a hot chocolate.

Innsbruck: what to buy?

Table linen, porcelain dolls, beer mugs, t-shirts, Austrian cuckoo clocks, Tyrolean specialities (spirits, chocolates, jams, smoked ham, artisanal cheeses, etc), glassware, glasses, glass paintings, blown glass and much more.

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