Bergisel, Innsbruck

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    Ski jumping

    by ealgisi Written Jan 4, 2009

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    This ski jump site is really interesting to visit, and when you are there, think about what a ski jumper feels when he is about to go...

    Bergiel can be reached using the bus number 1.

    The "Bergisel" name derives from the name burgusinus (Latin) which means mountain, and later became Bergisel (German).

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    Bergisel

    by mvtouring Written Aug 22, 2008

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    On the south bank of the river Inn you can't miss the Ski Jump, the pride of Innsbruck - Bergisel. The tower is 47 meters tall and the access is made with an wire-tracted lift (funicular) getting up some 30 (or maybe more) people at once. The view of Innsbruck from Bergisel Jump Tower is pretty impresive. Though you can have higher points of view from both of the mountains surrounding Innsbruck, here is more easy to climb (car & lift). At Bergiesel you will also find a fancy (carefull, it's also pricy) restaurant, vith a perfect view over Innsbruck and its mountains.

    The visit to Bergisel Tower will cost an adult € 7,9 (for the funicular up to the tower, then the elevator up the restaurant and the jumping point is free). If you're there by car, there is a parking 5 minutes from the jump, charging € 3,2.

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    These guys need a check up from the neck up

    by sourbugger Written Apr 19, 2008

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    lunatic alert !

    I would just love to watch a ski-jumping competition at innsbruck, but I have never been able to make it for the right week yet - maybe one day. Standing at the top of the run in summer, is however quite something. After spending about 8 euro or so on the funicular up, the view is well worth the entrance money to this place. It dates back to the 1920's, but was completely overhauled for the two olympic games that have been hosted here.

    Standing at the top of the 'big' hill makes you realise that these supoerhumans who throw themselves down the hill towards the town must the stark stareing mad. Wearing no more that two long matchsticks on their feet and a giant inflatable condom, they are airborne for longer than the Wright brothers.

    Apparantly the worst of it is the view (one that I will never experience) seen in mid-flight. It is said that the rela experts head for a particularly prominent grave in the boneyard that lies just beyond the landing area. Spooky.

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    Skyjumping

    by Cristian_Uluru Written Oct 14, 2007

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    Skyjumping

    The skyjumping is located on the Bergisel Mountain near Innsbruck. It was completed to end of 2001 and it borned from the winning project of OSH in the 1999 . It is 50 meters high and 90 meters long. You can see it from everywhere in the town. Two liftes carry you on the panoramic floor where you can have a great view.

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    Bergisel - Skijumpinghill

    by Kvamkvam Written Jul 3, 2006

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    Bergisel

    Innsbruck hosted the winter olympic in 1964 and 1976. A visit at the skijumping hills Bergisel is a must. You have such a nice view all around the city. And breed in all the history.

    Innsbruck is one of 4 cities that host the four hill tournament in skijumping, every year in january.

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    You don't have to be a ski jumper...

    by brazwhazz Updated Apr 16, 2006

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    You can also go down by funicular or on foot

    ...to enjoy Bergisel Stadion. Inaugurated in 2002, the tower of the ski-jumping stadium has a panoramic platform and a restaurant that give visitors wonderful views of the city and its surroundings.

    Unfortunately, the "Cafe in Turm" restaurant closes at 7 p.m., after which it is only available for group reservations. Nevertheless, it is an ideal place a coffee break, especially if you climbed the mountain instead of taking the Sightseeing Bus to reach the stadium. (We missed the last bus out of Bergisel and had to take the path down.)

    Before you go down, take time to stand at the starting point of the ski jump track. You will notice that as you lift your eyes from the end of the track, the first thing you see is a cemetary!

    Bergisel Stadion is open every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Starting May 1st, 2006, the cost of an admission ticket is 8.30 euros. From April to October, this ticket also grants you access to the nearby Kaiserjaeger museum.

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    Fantastic view

    by shugoey Written Apr 3, 2006

    Going to the ski jumping stadium is a must when visiting Innsbruck. We took the elevator to the top, and even though it was a grey day, it was a fantastic experience. Both the view and the construction it selfs was worth the trip. There were some trouble with the elevator when we were going down and we has to take the stairs down. Then we really got the feeling of how steep the slope is.

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    Birgisel Stadion

    by antistar Written Jun 3, 2005

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    Birgisel Stadion, Innsbruck

    Only completed at the end of 2002, the Birgisel ski stadium is Innsbruck's newest landmark, and one that can be seen from all over the city, as well as the surrounding mountains. It can be seen from most viewing points around the city, and has a great vantage point itself. It is open every day until 6pm (5pm in winter).

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    Bergisel and the famous ski-jump

    by globetrott Written May 20, 2005

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    the famous ski-jump of Bergisel

    Bergisel and the famous ski-jump are well known since the 2 olympic games that were held in Innsbruck in 1964 and 1976. You may even see the ski-jump from many places in the centre of Innsbruck, like here through the Triumph-Bogen in Maria Theresienstrasse. You may as well go there and have a look around and go to the great panorama-restaurant there - see my seperate restaurant-tip !
    The ski-jump may be visited daily !
    november-june 09:30a.m. - 05:00 p.m. last descent elevator 05:45p.m.
    from june 18th - november 2nd: 08:30a.m. - 06:00p.m., last descent elevator 06:15

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    Bergisel Ski Jump

    by codrutz Updated Jan 13, 2005

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    View from Bergisel Ski Jump - Innsbruck, Austria

    On the south bank of the river Inn you can't miss the Ski Jump, the pride of Innsbruck - Bergisel. The tower is 47 meters tall and the access is made with an wire-tracted lift (funicular) getting up some 30 (or maybe more) people at once. The view of Innsbruck from Bergisel Jump Tower is pretty impresive. Though you can have higher points of view from both of the mountains surrounding Innsbruck, here is more easy to climb (car & lift). At Bergiesel you will also find a fancy (carefull, it's also pricy) restaurant, vith a perfect view over Innsbruck and its mountains.

    The visit to Bergisel Tower will cost an adult € 7,9 (for the funicular up to the tower, then the elevator up the restaurant and the jumping point is free). If you're there by car, there is a parking 5 minutes from the jump, charging € 3,2.

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    Even if you don´t ski...

    by LeatherBikerGene Written Apr 23, 2004

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    ...the recently-renovated Olympic ski jump on the Bergisel is a real "must-see". There is a fun elevator/railway to the jump tower which affords fabulous views of Innsbruck and the surrounding area. On a clear day you can see into Italy! You get your parking fee back when you use the ticket in payment for somehting in the snack bar, a strange arrangement, but it seems to work. I take all my visitors there and they all think it´s great.

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    View from the top of the ski jump

    by Nykaenen Updated Mar 2, 2004

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    View from the restaurant on top of the ski jump

    As you can see, we didn't have the best of weather during our first visit to Bergisel Ski Jump. When it stopped raining, clouds came and surrounded the whole glass sturcture so we lost our view. In-between two such unfriendly clouds this picture came into life. This is what you see when you're in that restaurant on top and lean against the glass wall. Scarry, ha?
    For your orientation, jumpers start their jump almost from the same height!!! There's a door out to the start gates from the restaurant (don't worry, a glass wall will protect you from going down any other way but in a lift).

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    Bergisel Stadium & Ski Jump

    by Nykaenen Updated Mar 2, 2004

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    Bergisel Ski Jump

    You might not be a sports fan at all, but this you have to see!!!
    The new ski jump is more than just a sports facility - it's a masterpiece of modern architecture and symbol of smart investment. It is said that 13 mil euros had been invested & 3 mil euros already earned from the visitors (mind you, it was opened for the public only in Sept 2002!!!).

    When you enter the stadium, there will be a funicular to your left. It will take you up to the foot of the ski jump tower. From there you can take a lift to the Tower Cafe and observation terrace or walk to the outrun and check the view down the landing slope (see my next tip).

    Opening hours: daily 9:00-17:00
    Tickets:
    Adults - 6 Euros
    Children aged 6-14 - 3 Euros
    Children under 6 - free

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    Jump tower

    by rebibi Updated Aug 31, 2003

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    Ski-jumper

    This new jump tower opend only in September 2002. The tower and panorama terrace was designed by architect Zaha Hadid.
    We were very fortunate to have the possibility to watch a french team during their training.
    This run-up track looks very dangerous to me and I'm sure I would never jump over this ski-jump, but it's their sport.... I liked to watch them

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    Cafe Turm/Tower

    by silvia-m.b Written Jul 26, 2003

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    Bergisel Cafe Turm

    The panorama-restaurant “Café im Turm“ with a huge glass front invites people to stay and enjoy the unique Innsbruck panoramic view.

    The restaurant opens between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. seven days a week. Seating for 80 is available in the restaurant and at the bar.

    In the evening the restaurant can be rented exclusively by interested groups
    from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.

    Full catering available.

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