The capital of the Alps is as historic as it is modern. Nowhere else can you shop in a medieval city center and, 20 minutes later, sip coffee in a restaurant at 6,500 feet. Breathtaking views, cutting-edge architecture, a redesigned shopping boulevard, numerous museums, cultural events and countless culinary highlights await you in Innsbruck’s historic Old Town.
Upon arriving in Innsbruck, you’ll find the capital of Tyrol to be a sizeable city with a vibrant history dating to the early middle ages. The old town’s colorful facades contrast beautifully with the rugged peaks rising in the background. There are enough cultural attractions to fill several days, but Innsbruck’s main draw is the easily accessible, unspoiled nature surrounding it. Take the Nordkettenbahn directly from the city center to the top of the Nordkette mountain for stunning views over the town and beyond.
Innsbruck’s Old Town is a one-stop shop for all kinds of local Tyrolean specialties, from speck (cured ham) to the finest Schnapps. Taste your way through samples while exploring landmarks like the Speckschwemme, Innsbruck’s smallest shop and the ultimate destination for delicious cured meats.
Gourmet meal with a view: Wirtshaus Schoeneck (open Wednesday to Saturday)
A focus on local and seasonal ingredients: Die Wildnerin
Traditional Tyrolean cuisine: Weisses Roessl
aDlers Design Hotel, Innsbruck
Hotel Interalpen, Seefeld
This itinerary is compliments of the Austrian Tourist Office.