The great variety of Innsbruck's cultural and nature program can be enjoyed at particularly reasonable prices with the Innsbruck Card since the holder gets free local transportation as well as admission to all museums in Innsbruck.
24-Hour Validity EUR 21.00
48-Hour Validity EUR 26.00
72-Hour Validity EUR 31.00
Information & Purchase:
Innsbruck Ticket Service
A-6021 Innsbruck, Burggraben 3
Tel (0)512-5356, Fax 5356-314
Walk around the Old City. Go up the furnicular railway upto one of the cable cars. Go on the historic tram towing a luggage trailer. Get a special tourist card which gives you free access to all transport and museum, etc
Fondest memory: The experience of staying in the old city.
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
Innsbruck was, in 15th century, an administrative, cultural & political centre of the Austrian empire. It was then, during the reign of Emperor Maximilian I, that the famous Goldenes Dachl was built. Well, call me whatever you want, but I even didn't take a picture of it. I just didn't find it anything special. It reminded me of that Juliette's balcony in Verona which I also found overrated. So instead of the Goldenes Dachl, I bring you the photo of Maria-Theresien-Strasse with St. Anna's Statue.
Maria-Theresien-Strasse is the central street of Innsbruck. At one end (south) there's the Triumph Arch. Towards the nothern end there's Annasäule (Statue of St. Anna), built between 1704 & 1706 in commemoration of the Tyroleans' succesful resistance to a Bavarian invasion during the War of Spanish Succession.
Just for the record, Innsbruck is nowadays a city of 150.000 inhabitants, the capital of Tyrol and an unofficial capital for snowboarding in Europe.
Favorite thing: In the map, you can see all the major attractions of Innsbruck such as Goldenes Dachl, Hofburg, Hofkirche, Tiroler Volkskunstmuseum, Stadttirm, Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum, Bergisel, Rundgemlde, Tiroler Landeskumkliches Museum, Scholss Ambras, Alpenzoo, Alpenverelinsmuseum, Tiroler Kaiserschutzenmuseum, Helblinghaus, Otttoburg, Dom zu St. Jakob, Leopoldsbrunnen, Hofgarten, Annasaulte, Landaus, Rudolfsbrunnen, Triumphpforte, Basilika Wilten, Stiftskirce Silten, Schmeterlingshaus, Tirole Museumsbahnen. Waw! So many place to see, huh? I surely missed most of these!
Innsbruck is a large city with a small town feel. More than 100,000 residence make this mountain town their home. It's situated in the Inn river valley in central Tirol
Fondest memory: Visiting the old city, strolling the streets lined with cafes and bakeries...the golden roof Rathaus
Favorite thing: INNSBRUCK, the capital of the Tirol State, is one of Europe's most beautiful and lively cities and also a great base for an alternative ski holiday.