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.
Grown between the mountains
Innsbruck gets its charm in particular due to its location between two mountain ranges, the Nordkette and the Patscherkofel. As a result, when you're strolling through the city you get great panoramic views time and time again, not just over the countryside but over modern monuments like the architecturally impressive Bergisel ski jump in the south. This and the Nordkette funicular were both planned by the famous Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid. You've been able to head up high from the city centre since the Nordkette funicular was rebuilt and its bottom stations are situated right in the city centre. Just 20 minutes later you find yourself in the High Alps again. The Seegrube and Hafelekar are not just popular day trip destinations but also offer opportunities for hiking and skiing in winter.
From Emperor, Counts and Dukes
Wherever you look historical monuments adorn the old town and tell of its past with counts, dukes and Emperor Maximilian I. (1459-1519). The façades from the Gothic and Baroque periods still shape the character of the old town today. For example, the "Goldenes Dachl", which was built as a beautiful bay window and covered with 2,657 fire gilded copper tiles, originates from the era of Maximilian I. Innbruck's Hofkirche, also called the "Schwarz Mander Kirche" (Church of Black Men), acts as another witness of the past as Maximilian's tomb. Other prominent landmarks are the Annasäule, St. George's Chapel in the Landhaus and the Triumphal Arch.
Experiences, shopping, indulgence
The meeting place for shopping fans is the Maria-Theresien-Straße, where passionately run specialist shops defend their place alongside international brands as if it goes completely without saying. Likewise, the side streets where pretty shops and inviting restaurants also await you shouldn't be ignored.
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.