Travelling in Innsbruck
The ease of travelling in and out of the city - train and bus journeys are well co-ordinated and can be paid for with one inclusive ticket. Visiting Schloss Ambrass just outside of the city - you can spend hours and hours just looking around at the artefacts and artwork. Also visiting Munding's the best place for ice cream!!!!
Whether you arrive knowing a lot or next to nothing, I recommed that you get hold of "Hallo Innsbruck", your free guide to this lovely and interesting city. It comes in form of a newspaper and every piece of info is provided in 4 languages: German, English, French & Italian. "Hallo Innsbruck" should be availabe in every hotel, pension & gueshouse.
Winter 02/03 edition offered more info than Seni & I could actually make use of during our 6-day stay. Here are some of the features from that edition:
- Innsbruck card
- Innsbruck A-Z (drug stores, shopping, exchange offices, church services, consulates, laundrette, ticket service, etc.)
- Open air New Year celebrations
- City tours (route 1,2,3)
- The olympic ski world of Innsbruck
- The Bergisel Stadium
- Museums & exibitions
- City map with most important sightseeing spots
- Event's calendar
- Skiing, x-country, ice sports
- Index of bars, cafés, restaurants & other places for fun
Bergiesel was built to Winter Olympic games of 1964. 40000 people could watch sport events. There is wonderful panorama of the city from the stadium. Every year, January 4, one of the stages of 4-hills tournament (Vierschanzen) takes place in Bergiesel.
Austria is famous for it's coffee culture - the nice cafés where you can sit for hours and hours, reading newspapers, having a talk with friends or enjoy a nice cake along with the coffee of your choice. Vienna is famous for cafés like Sacher, Demel, Hawelka, etc. Innsbruck is the small version and there are some places worth to experience - especially after a tiring sightseeing or shopping :-)
Pack of Tissues!
During the winters,temperature can fall down to -10 at nights. So carry a lot of warm clothes. Gloves and a cap can always be purchased at the local markets. Carry a good pair of shoes..preferably leather as you can slip on ice with the regular keds. Gets pretty cold in the night..temperature can fall upto -15 sometimes..wise to cover yourself completely including your ears and fingers..and always keep a pack full of tissues in your pockets..your nose keeps running due to the cold! Lots of rolls or your digi cam!