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Innsbruck: the Tyrolean gem on the Inn river

Charming, steeped in history, modern: out and about in the Tyrolean regional capital

Be captivated by Innsbruck's charm and explore the historical old town with its numerous sights. A glamorous past and modern urbanity come together in the regional capital on the Inn river, which is a cultural, sports and university city at the same time.Hotel Sailer is the ideal starting point as the old town is just a 10-minute walk away. Whether on a casual stroll through the city, with a city guide or on a sightseeing bus, you have to have experienced Innsbruck's old town.

A high tower with a turquoise roof in the background the mountains.
The city tower stands in the middle of the historic centre of Innsbruck

Innsbruck old town with impressive views of Tyrolean mountains

Innsbruck's old town derives its charm precisely from its location between two mountains, the Nordkette and the Patscherkofel. This means that strolling through the city always offers an impressive panorama, not only of the landscape, but also of modern monuments such as the architecturally impressive Bergisel ski jump in the south. Like the Nordkettenbahn, this was designed by the famous Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid.

Directly in the old town of Innsbruck: valley station of the Nordkette cable car.

Right in the centre of Innsbruck, you board the Nordkette cable cars to reach impressive mountain landscapes in Tyrol within 20 minutes. The Seegrube and the Hafelekar in particular are popular destinations for excursions and also offer versatile opportunities for hiking and, in winter, skiing.

The best sights in Innsbruck's old town

There is so much to admire in Innsbruck's old town - you definitely shouldn't miss these highlights:

  • the Golden Roof
  • the Imperial Palace
  • Court Church & Court Garden
  • City Tower & Town Hall Tower
  • St. Anna's Column
  • St. George's Chapel
  • Triumphal Gate
  • Maria-Theresien-Straße
  • ...

Of emperors, counts and dukes - Innsbruck's historic Old Town

Wherever you look, historic monuments adorn Innsbruck's Old Town and tell of the past with its counts, dukes and the Emperor, Maximilian I (1459-1519). Gothic and Baroque facades still characterise the splendid old town today. The Golden Roof, for example, dates from the time of Maximilian I. It was built as a magnificent oriel and covered with 2,657 fire-gilded copper shingles. The Innsbruck Court Church, also known as the Schwarz-Mander Church, serves as Maximilian's tomb and as further evidence of the past. Other prominent landmarks in Innsbruck's old town are the Annasäule (Anna Column), the Georgskapelle (George Chapel) in the Landhaus and the Triumphpforte.

Many walkers look at the Golden Roof in Innsbruck, under a cloudless sky.
Innsbruck's landmark: the Golden 'Dachl' - Golden Roof

Horse-drawn carriage rides through Innsbruck's Old Town

To experience the spirit of past centuries for yourself, a horse-drawn carriage ride through Innsbruck's old town is well worth the effort. This is a comfortable way to view the historical monuments and buildings. And if you wish, you can ask a certified guide to tell you more about the city's sights.

Experience, shop, enjoy - cosy shopping in the old town.

Shopping in Innsbruck's shopping mile - Maria-Theresien-Strasse - is a real pleasure. The magnificent shopping street is lined with lovingly run specialist shops as well as international brands - so there is something for every shopping lover. The side streets should not be overlooked either, where pretty shops and inviting restaurants await your visit.

Christmas markets

During advent Innsbruck's countless lights make the city shine in an extremely cosy glow when the Christmas markets open up. From the end of November Innsbruck's Christmas in the Mountains is a very popular day trip destination. No less than 5 Christmas markets await you in the old town, on Marktplatz, in Maria-Theresien-Straße, on the Hungerburg and in Wilten & St. Nikolaus.

Spring in the Old Town at Innsbruck's Easter Market

Around Easter, countless giant Easter eggs light up Innsbruck's city centre in spring-like splendour when the Easter Market opens its doors. Whether giant Easter eggs or the International Easter Egg Exhibition - numerous activities surrounding the attractive Innsbruck Easter Market offer young and old a varied supporting programme.

Would you like to experience the exciting mix of history, modernity and Alpine flair of Innsbruck's old town for yourself?  DOr book your holiday conveniently with the online booking and look forward to a wonderful time in Innsbruck.

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