Innsbruck Region

Skiing by day, opera by night! Innsbruck and its surrounding region combines alpine nature and urban living like few other places.

Straight from the ski pistes to the opera house – Innsbruck, the regional capital of Tirol, offers a unique combination of urban living and alpine nature. It is home to 127,000 inhabitants and regularly hosts major events such as the Tanzsommer dance festival and the Christkindlmarkt advent markets in the run-up to Christmas. Known beyond the borders of Tirol as the Capital of the Alps, Innsbruck lies in the wide Inntal Valley between the mighty Nordkette mountains of the Karwendel Massif to the north and the Stubai and Tux Alps to the south. This university city, host of the Winter Olympics in 1964 and 1976 as well as the first Winter Youth Olympic Games in 2012, has many students and a lively nightlife and arts scene. Tourists are drawn to the medieval old town with its famous Golden Roof and Maria-Theresien-Straße as well as to the nearby museums and the Hofburg, a former imperial palace once used by the Habsburgs.

Skiing in Axams, mountain biking in the Karwendel mountains

Innsbruck’s 25 holiday villages lie on the banks of the Inn and in the mountains overlooking the city, stretching from Axams, Rum and Patsch into the Sellraintal Valley as far as Kühtai, Austria’s highest wintersports area. They are situated close to the region’s most important ski resorts and are the ideal starting point in summer for mountain bike rides up to 2,200m in the Karwendel Massif or the Patscherkofel to the south of Innsbruck. Visitors looking for a more relaxing two-wheel experience will find plenty of easy cycle paths leading through the Inntal Valley. Some of the best views of Innsbruck can be enjoyed from the Seegrube at 1,905m.

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Innsbruck’s old town is the finest of its kind anywhere in the Eastern Alps. Highlights include the mighty Hofburg palace, the Golden Roof and the baroque style Maria-Theresien-Straße., © Innsbruck Tourismus/Christof Lackner
From the Hofburg to the Golden Roof

Innsbruck’s old town is the finest of its kind anywhere in the Eastern Alps. Highlights include the mighty Hofburg palace, the Golden Roof and the baroque style Maria-Theresien-Straße.



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Combining nine separate ski resorts, including one glacier ski area and the highest resort in the country, the Olympia SkiWorld Innsbruck is one of Austria’s largest wintersports regions and offers almost 250km of pistes served by more than 80 lifts and cable cars., © Tirol Werbung/Jenewein Markus
Olympic: one region, nine ski resorts

Combining nine separate ski resorts, including one glacier ski area and the highest resort in the country, the Olympia SkiWorld Innsbruck is one of Austria’s largest wintersports regions and offers almost 250km of pistes served by more than 80 lifts and cable cars.



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The Sellraintal Valley to the west of Innsbruck is home to picturesque villages popular with hikers keen to explore the many trails in the region such as the Sellraintaler Höhenweg at 2,000m altitude. The last village in the valley is Kühtai, Austria’s highest wintersports resort., © Innsbruck Tourismus/Roland Schwarz
Excursion to the idyllic Sellraintal Valley

The Sellraintal Valley to the west of Innsbruck is home to picturesque villages popular with hikers keen to explore the many trails in the region such as the Sellraintaler Höhenweg at 2,000m altitude. The last village in the valley is Kühtai, Austria’s highest wintersports resort.



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Lights, camera, action! Many of the villages on the Mieminger Plateau to the south east of Innsbruck have their own amateur dramatics societies, such as “Die Plateauniker” in Mieming, which put on amusing and entertaining comedies., © Plateauniker
Amateur theatrics on the Mieminger Plateau

Lights, camera, action! Many of the villages on the Mieminger Plateau to the south east of Innsbruck have their own amateur dramatics societies, such as “Die Plateauniker” in Mieming, which put on amusing and entertaining comedies.



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On Wednesdays and Sundays the Restaurant Seegrube offers an unforgettable breakfast experience at 1,905m altitude. In July and August the Sunday breakfast is replaced by a brunch with live jazz., © Tirol Werbung/Valentin Margreiter
Breakfast with a view at the Seegrube

On Wednesdays and Sundays the Restaurant Seegrube offers an unforgettable breakfast experience at 1,905m altitude. In July and August the Sunday breakfast is replaced by a brunch with live jazz.



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