This tourist map of the city centre.
Hahaha, of course I found this little map when I got home, and I didn't have it while I was in Innsbruck :-))
The Altstadt in Innsbruck is very small, and the best way to get around is on foot.
The most important sights :
S Main station
1 Golden Roof. Late-Gothic bay window. Built under Emperor Maximilian I. in 1500.
2 City Tower. Wonderful view.
4 Goldener Adler Ottoburg. Built in 1494. Golden Eagle
5 St Jakob's Cathedral
6 Imperial Court Palace
7 Leopold's Fountain.
8 Tyrolean Provincial Theatre.
9 Court Gardens. Beautifully floodlit on summer evenings.
10 Congress Centre.
11 Museum of Tyrolean art.
12 Maximilen I Court Church Built 1553 - 1563. Memorial tomb sarcophagus of the Emperor Maximilian I. Around the tomb 28 bronze figures, larger than life size.
13 Museum Ferdinandeum.
14 Armoury Museum.
15 Old Seat of the Provincial Government
17 Rudolf's Fountain.
18 Wilten Basilica. Most beautiful Rococo church in Tyrol
20 Wilten Collegiate Church. Baroque.
21 Bergisel Museum.
22 Olympic Ski Jump. Stadium Bergisel.
23 Olympic Ice Stadium.
24 Castle Ambras.
25 Giant Panoramic Painting. Enormous all-round picture of the Battle of Bergisel in 1809.
26 Alpine Zoo.
27 Europa Bridge. Highest bridge in Europe.
28 Fair Ground.
29 Chamber of Commerce - Exhibitions.
30 Museum of the Alpine Club.
31 Art Gallery in the Taxis-Palais.
32 Tyrolean Art Pavillon.
33 City Archives.
34 Museum Maximilianeum.
35 Jesuit Church - Old University.
36 Museum of Casts and Originals Collection
37 Anatomical Museum.
38 Bell Museum.
39 Casino Innsbruck.
40 Railway Museum.
41 Olympic Bobsleigh Run.
42 The Art Room Kunstraum.
44 Nordkette Seegrube - Hafelekar.
Here is a map of Austria and the location of Innsbruck.
Getting here by car :
If you're driving down from Salzburg in the northeast, take Autobahn A-8 west, which joins Autobahn A-93 (later it becomes the A-12), heading southwest to Innsbruck. This latter autobahn (A-93/A-12) is the main artery from Munich.
From the south, you can take the Brenner toll motorway.
Getting here by plane :
Innsbruck has it's own airport : Flughafen Innsbruck-Kranebitten and it is 3 kilometres west of the city. It offers regularly scheduled air service from all major Austrian airports, as well as from other major European cities.
Numerous Airlines in all major cities fly to a number of good links: Zurich; Vienna; Munich; Frankfurt; and Amsterdam. Some have direct flights to Innsbruck, or provide connections. If you rent a car from say Munich, you will reach Innsbruck in an easy 2 hour drive.
By plane, train... or if you're in continental Europe, you can drive to Innsbruck, like what we did. Do take the scenic route to reach Innsbruck i.e. via the Arlberg Pass. The views are absolutely breathtaking from this route.
Innsbruck is a pretty compact city. And I remembered I did ALOT of walking... :-))