Innsbruck Off The Beaten Path

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    Jesuit Monastery & church
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    Hungerburg
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    Hungerburg
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Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Innsbruck

  • 1. Outside Innsbruck

    If you have some spare time and happen to love medieval towns, then I would suggest taking a 10km drive to HALL IN TIROL. There is public transport available. The historic centre is wonderful, just...

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  • 2. Mountains around Innsbruck

    What a place, and what a memory of climbing this particular place. OK, facts first. Sonnbendjoch is found in the Ursprungspass in the Tyrol overlooking the town of Kramsach. It's one of many stunning...

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  • 3. Schloss Ambras

    This reinassance castle was built by archduke Ferdinand II in the 16th century on the remains of a Medieval fortress. It is divided into lower and upper castle. Ambras Castle has a very large room...

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  • 4. Dom zu St. Jakob

    In the rest of the 'off-the-beaten-path' tips I want to give you an impression of the beautiful interior of this cathedral. In this picture you can see the altar of the Dom zu St. Jakob.

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  • 5. Graveyards

    As we came down from the mountain we came into a suburb called Hotting. There was a nice church here that had the most amazing graveyard we'd ever seen. OK, maybe graveyards aren't to everyone's...

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  • 6. Outside Austria even

    If you are staying in Innsbruck for a long time, you could take a trip over to Italy. It's just a few hours drive on the autobahn, and there are lots of great places to explore in the north of Italy....

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  • 7. Mariahilfkirche

    We sat dining al fresco with the church behind and, even after seeing what Italy had to offer, I still went in and had a peek. I've never been disappointed doing that in Europe; from Mainz to...

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  • 8. Rattenberg - the smallest town in Austria

    Rattenberg is a peacefull and carfree town, with only about 900 inhabitants. Only some local people are allowed to drive to their own houses in the towncentre...

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  • 9. BERGISEL PARK

    As I have mentioned in a previous review, this is where the four famous Battles of Bergisel took place under peasant leader Andreas Hofer against the Bavarian...

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  • 10. INTERIOR OF WILTEN COLLEGIATE CHURCH

    Walking past the statues of the two giants at the entrance, I entered the lobby to find another statue of Giant Haymon holding the tongue of the dragon. The...

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  • 11. WILTEN COLLEGIATE CHURCH & MONASTERY

    Close together in Wilten are two magnificent churches - Wilten Basilica and Wilten collegiate Church and Monastery, both MUST SEES in my opinion.The Monastery...

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  • 12. BASILICA OF OUR LADY UNDER THE 4 PILLARS- EXTERIOR

    This area was settled as early as 1000 BC. On this site, was the former village church of Wilten which until 1653 was officially the City Parish Church of...

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  • 13. BASILICA OF OUR LADY UNDER THE 4 PILLARS- INTERIOR

    This was one of those Churches where I stood and thought wow! this is beautiful! How lucky was I that the door was unlocked!Where to start - At the ceilingThe...

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  • 14. THE ALPENZOO

    The Alpenzoo is located the sunny slopes of the Hungerburg mountainside in Innsbruck. I had read this was an Alpine zoo, dedicated to Alpine animals and not the...

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  • 15. CASTLE WEIHERBURG

    I was quite surprised to see this historic castle adjoining the Alpen zoo. It is nothing to do with zoo!This late gothic castle was situated next to a fish...

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  • 16. HUNGERBURG

    Hungerburg is a district of Innsbruck that is connected by the Hungerburg funicular. The district is situated on the side of the Mountain and has wonderful...

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  • 17. Adult Education Center (VHS)

    Like most cities in Austria, Germany and Switzerland, Innsbruck has a large Volkshochschule or Adult Education Center which offers daytime and evening courses...

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  • 18. Stams - a great monastery

    The baroque monastery of Stams is another great stop-over, when you are driving along the highway in the west of Innsbruck. Stams is a small village in a...

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  • 19. Spare 15 min for a great church in Tirol

    This is a very special church and it will take you only 15 extra minutes for a stop-over on a tiny carparking when you drive on the highway from Innsbruck in...

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  • 20. Burg Tratzberg in Stans / Tirol

    Burg Tratzberg in Stans is in a distance of just a few km from Wattens and you will see it also when driving on the highway from Innsbruck towards Kufstein. The...

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  • 21. The Alpine zoo

    The apline zoo is acessed either by public transport, or by furnicular , half way to Hungerburg. It hosts animals that are specific for cold and alpine regions...

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  • 22. Innsbruck's second river

    Innsbruck, as the name implies, is located on the Inn River. But it also has a second river, the Sill, which originates in the Alps east of the Brenner Pass and...

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  • 23. Winklerhaus - great ornaments & decorations

    The "Winklerhaus" dates back to the year 1903 and is a beautifully decorated building in Leopoldstraße 4, next to the famous Triumphpforte. From both sides it...

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  • 24. Karlskirche in Volders

    Karlskirche in Volders is just about 1 km from Wattens and it is directely situated next to the highway to Innsbruck. The church dates back to the year 1620 and...

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  • 25. In the side streets of the old town

    Very few tourists venture in the side streets of the old town. Of course all of you go to the Golden roof and probably Hofburg and the Hofkirche or to Ottoburg...

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