Innsbruck

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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.

  • Combi Entrance Ticket to Alpine Zoo and Hungerburg

    4. Combi Entrance Ticket to Alpine Zoo and Hungerburg

    Innsbruck's Alpine Zoo is unique worldwide in its function as an Alpine theme-zoo. Observe several species of animals that can only be found within the alp region. It is extremely family friendly but also offers a great variety of activities for grown ups. It is situated on the sunny side of the Inn valley, directly at the foot of the Nordkette and high above Innsbruck's rooftops. With the combi-ticket Alpine Zoo, the zoo is comfortably reachable from the city center. It is only a few minutes directly from the Congress Station to the Alpine Zoo station with the Hungerburg funicular. From there the entrance of the Alpine Zoo is only a few meters away. Your combi-ticket Alpine Zoo includes a round trip with the Hungerburg funicular and the entrance to the Alpine Zoo.

    Cute zoo. Small and rather quiet in winter but well done and interesting. 99% signage in German though so we missed some details.

  • Hungerburg: Roundtrip Funicular Tickets from Innsbruck

    5. 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!

  • Innsbruck: Private Tour with a Local Guide

    6. Innsbruck: Private Tour with a Local Guide

    Meet the local guide at your Innsbruck accommodation and head out on a 2, 3 or 4-hour walking tour to explore the city. You’ll be in good hands with a knowledgeable local who is eager to share all the tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your visit. Start by getting familiar with the neighborhood where you’re staying. Hear about the best places to eat and shop and learn the easiest ways to get around. On this customized tour you’ll see some of the top attractions and hear about more that you can visit on your own after the tour. By the end of the tour, you'll feel more comfortable navigating the city and confident you have all the information you need.

    Erin tailored the tour exactly to our needs, even with the challenging weather and tired children. We got the most out of the daylight we had in “Inns’ Bruck” — learning and having fun :) Very grateful for the experience and for Erin’s hospitality :)

  • Tyrolean Evenings Family Gundolf in Innsbruck

    7. 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.

  • Neustift im Stubaital: Tandem Paragliding

    8. Neustift im Stubaital: Tandem Paragliding

    After speaking to your guide at 6 PM the day before your activity, meet your pilot at the Elferbahnen cable car station. During the cable car ride, you will enjoy the beautiful views over Neustift im Stubaital. You can ask your pilot any questions you might have. Arrive at the station on top of the mountain, at 1,900 meters above sea level. You will be given any final instructions from the pilot and prepare to enjoy a perfect flight. Sit comfortably in the harness and enjoy the flight to the fullest. Marvel at the beautiful Stubai mountains from above, before gently sliding down to the ground again. Before landing, the pilot safely brakes the glider to reach the landing site in the Stubai Valley.

    Amazing experience and worth trying. Peter - the owner is very helpful. He even offered us a pick up to the site and shared lots of information about the area. Will definitely do the flight again

  • Innsbruck: Paragliding Adventure

    9. Innsbruck: Paragliding Adventure

    After your reservation, you will receive further information about paragliding. The meeting point will be at the agreed time at the launch site of the paragliders. Watch the paragliders before you even start your adventure. At the appointed time, your pilot will be on the spot to make the preparations with you. With a few steps, you will be kidnapped into the third dimension. There are only fantastic impressions and new perspectives waiting for you. Feel the wonderful freedom of the air.

    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.

  • Innsbruck: City Card Including Public Transport

    10. 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.

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!

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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.

Very easy with the hungerbergbahnen to a nice zoo in the middle of the mountains with beautiful views. Nice that only animals from the Alphen can be seen. Especially the wolves, lynks and bears are impressive animals which are easy to see! Very nice afternoon (the zoo is quite small, within 3 hours you have seen everything)

Amazing experience and worth trying. Peter - the owner is very helpful. He even offered us a pick up to the site and shared lots of information about the area. Will definitely do the flight again

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.

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