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Innsbruck. Recreation and entertainment

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Innsbruck with its many ski resorts around it receives about two million tourists annually. It owes such popularity to its combination of excellent ecology, comfortable ski resorts and cultural attractions.

The skiing season lasts from late December to early April, and in the Stubai Glacier area throughout the year.

In eight ski areas (Nordpark, Patcherkofel / Igls, Akzamer-Lizum, Glungeser, Schlick 2000, Stubai Glacier, Kutai and Oberperfuss), both professionals and beginner skiers and snowboarders will find a track to their liking.

Free bus routes are provided in all ski areas,   See also   a single super ski-pass has been developed for all lifts.

For children there are children's toboggan runs and ski schools.


Stubai Glacier

The well-developed infrastructure of Innsbruck will not disappoint and lovers of nightlife:   restaurants, cafes, night bars, casinos, disco bars are presented in abundance here. Lovers of classical culture are waiting for various theatrical performances, Tyrolean opera, art galleries, numerous museums, cinemas.

For fans of outdoor activities there are   golf courses, squash courts, indoor pool, ice rink, tennis court, as well as sightseeing flights on balloons and airplanes.

Cultural sights

Combines the advantages of a high-class ski resort Innsbruck with magnificent monuments of architecture in the Baroque style; , as well as their artistic crafts.  

The famous Swarovski Crystal World museum in Watense near Innsbruck, which offers visitors a magnificent collection of rock crystal products, is always popular with tourists.

In the Old Town it is worth starting from the main street – Duke Frederick streets. It is made in the Baroque style with typical lanes adjacent to it.


Duke Friedrich Street

Golden Roof, made in the form of a bay window, is considered the main symbol of Innsbruck. The bay window is covered with copper roof tiles, which is where it got its name.   Since the 1400s, the building was the official residence of the ruling Habsburg dynasty, now it houses a museum.

As in any European capital, Innsbruck has a Old Town Hall, from the observation deck of which a magnificent panorama opens city.

On Cathedral Square there is the Cathedral of St. Jacob, badly damaged during the Second World War and restored in the 1950s of the 20th century. It was after the restoration that the architect's idea was realized – an equestrian composition depicting St. Jacob.

The Ferdinandeum Museum will be of interest to art lovers, there are canvases of both ancient masters and contemporary Austrian artists.

Mount Bergisel awaits hikers, it is one of the most visited places outside the city. In the vicinity of the mountain there is   the only Alpine Zoo in Europe, in which more than 150 species of animals live in natural conditions.


The golden roof is the main symbol of Innsbruck

The interior of the princely residence Hofburg is made in the style Rococo, the palace garden is open to visitors.

Opposite the Hofburg is the Hofkirche church. It contains the sarcophagus of Kaiser Maximilian, which is actually empty. The tomb is surrounded by 28 bronze statues of his ancestors. The Silver Chapel of the church houses the grave of Emperor Ferdinand II and his lesser wives.

In the Ambras Castle, the lower fortress and the upper palace are connected by the Spanish Hall. It houses a gallery with portraits of famous Habsburgs, as well as the Armory and the Cabinet of Curiosities.

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Author: Kelly Costine