About Innsbruck

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The most important landmark of Innsbruck happens to be the Golden Roof which stands amidst the charming Old Town and is a classic Austrian hybrid of Gothic and Baroque . Innsbruck’s Old Town is a small area of sturdy medieval houses, many attractively painted in pastel colors and supported by sloping earthquake buttresses. Built in 1500 by Archduke Friedrich IV, the golden roof is decorated with 2657 fire-gilded copper tiles and was constructed for Emperor Maximilian I to serve as a royal box where he could sit in luxury and enjoy tournaments in the square below. It is actually a … Continue reading

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Innsbruck stands at the junction with the Sill River which provides access to the Brenner Pass. It is an internationally renowned winter sports centre, and has hosted the Winter Olympics as well as the Winter Paralympics. Despite various sports activities, there are quite a few tourist spots also. Ambras Castle is a schloss here which is situated in the hills above Innsbruck and is a culturally and historically important site in the city bearing close connection with Archduke Ferdinand II. The castle was his residence from 1563 to 1595. In the lower part of the castle there are two rooms … Continue reading

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The capital city of the federal state of Tyrol in western Austria, Innsbruck is a place which you must visit at least once in your lifetime. Besides numerous places to visit, this city features a quiet that will give you immense peace. One of the major attractions of the city is the cathedral of St. Jakob or the Domkirche zu St. Jakob. The Baroque architect Johann Jakob Herkommer, is responsible for the creation of this great beauty, built in 1717. The building’s main structure is composed mostly of Quaternary breccias, which comes from the slopes of the hills above the … Continue reading

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The beautiful city of Innsbruck has no dearth of tourist attractions. One place which is a favourite of families and groups is the Alpine Zoo which is located on the southern slope of the Hungerburg plateau at Weiherburggasse 37, Innsbruck, AT-6020, Austria. The zoo happens to be the highest in the entire Europe standing at a great height of more than 700 metres / 2,297 feet above the sea level. In fact, from the Alpenzoo you can get a magnificent panoramic view of Innsbruck and the surrounding mountains. The zoo takes pride in its vast collection of Alpine creatures, with … Continue reading

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The capital city of the federal state of Tyrol in western Austria, the city of Innsbruck is located in the Inn Valley at the junction with the Sill River. The city is popular acroos the world for its winter sports centre, and hosted the 1964 and 1976 Winter Olympics as well as the 1984 and 1988 Winter Paralympics. It is to host the 1st Winter Youth Olympics in 2012. The city of Innsbruck has a number of parks and gardens some of which are Alpine Zoo, Botanical Gardens, Hofgarten, Rapoldipark and Schlosspark Ambras. Innsbruck University Botanic Garden sprawls across an … Continue reading

In and around Innsbruck

Districts

Amras 9 Hotels

Innenstadt 2 Hotels

Pradl 5 Hotels