Day trip destinations around Innsbruck in Tyrol
Highlights worth seeing and experiencing in the surrounding area
Part and parcel of a holiday in Innsbruck is taking a detour to one of the numerous day trip destinations in the surrounding area. Be it history and art, nature and animals or a trip with the whole family: Tyrol's places worth visiting have something to offer all tastes. Spend eventful days on holiday in and around Innsbruck.
More than 2,000 animals have found their home in a natural environment in Europe's highest situated zoo (750 m). 150 different species show the diversity of the European Alpine region, which is not available in such a complete form in one place anywhere else. Enclosures line up next to aviaries, an aquarium can also be admired, as can outdoor terrariums.
Alpenzoo Innsbruck can be reached easily from the city either by city bus or the Hungerburg funicular railway.
Bergisel and the ski jump
The Bergisel ski jump on the historical Bergisel, which was where Tyrolean farmers led by Andreas Hofer battled against their occupiers 200 years ago, towers over the city as a modern landmark. The first ski jump could already be found on the mountain in 1925. Since 2002 the new ski jump towers up into the sky; the Iraqi star architect Zaha Hadid is to thank for its striking design.
Castle Park and Ambras Castle
The radiant white structure of Ambras Castle that can be seen from afar is situated just before the south eastern gates to the alpine city. It acquired its cultural and historical significance through Archduke Ferdinand II, who was a diligent collector and patron of the arts and sciences. Magnificent exhibition rooms, galleries, armouries and wall frescoes impress countless visitors inside the modern museum rooms. You also should not miss out on a walk through the historic castle park when you visit Ambras Castle.
Swarovski Crystal Worlds
You enter a sparkling paradise in Wattens at Swarovski Crystal Worlds. The exhibition rooms and park grounds where the famous crystals are presented in all their facets extend over 7.5 hectares.
With Hotel Sailer near Innsbruck's main train station you have the perfect starting point for exploring the city's sights and nearby day trip destinations. If you are planning lots of sightseeing in a short time, then the Innsbruck Card gives you cash value advantages.
The team at the family-run Hotel Sailer will be happy to take your non-binding enquiry for your holiday!