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GETTING AROUND INNSBRUCK

Quaint and picturesque, Innsbruck is perfect for strolling. You can easily spend two full days in the Old Town, taking in the sights and sounds, enjoying the local cuisine, and admiring the architecture. There’s plenty to do, from visiting the famous Golden Roof and the Imperial Palace to browsing the local shops and markets. We recommend checking with your hotel concierge about the best way to reach your destination. If you’re ready for adventure, visit what’s on your itinerary in our Alps to the Adriatic Hiking tour.

THINGS TO DO IN INNSBRUCK

After visiting the Hofburg Imperial Palace, Museum of Golden Roof, and Scloss Ambras, you may be keen to plan your next trip! Browse our Boundless Journeys European adventure tours and start planning.

Map showing points of interest in Innsbruck1. TOURIST OFFICE

A great place to start for maps and information on events and getting around.

2. HOFBURG IMPERIAL PALACE

A 16th-century imperial palace with lavish interiors and frescoes.

3. HOFKIRCHE

The simple exterior belies the ornate Gothic decorations within, along with a 450 year-old organ.

4. STADTTURM

A 15th-century watchtower with an observation deck. Climb to the top for a view over the city!

5. TYROLEAN STATE MUSEUMS

Museum of Tyrolean Regional Heritage (5a) – showcasing traditional costumes and historical everyday items; Ferdinandeum (5b) – housing Tyrolean art- work and historic musical instruments; and Zeughause (5c) – offering exhibits on Tyrolean history from prehistory to World War II in a former armory.

6. MUSEUM OF GOLDEN ROOF

An Innsbruck landmark, this small museum showcases the beautiful facade and gilded shingles commissioned by Emperor Maximilian I at the turn of the 16th century to impress travelers entering the city.

7. NORDKETTE FUNICULAR

For some incredible views of the mountains and the city, take the funicular, which deposits you in Hungerburg, a small ski village, where you can continue to the top via cable car.

8. HOFGARTEN

Once the royal palace gardens dating from 1410, it’s now a lovely public park with a pavilion, butterfly house, restaurants, and walking paths.

9. ANATOMY MUSEUM

For something truly offbeat, this small academic museum of the Medical University of Innsbruck displays skulls, skeletons, preserved organs and other dissected body parts.

10. SCLOSS AMBRAS

A beautiful example of a late Renaissance Tyrolean castle. There is an extensive armour display dating to the 1400s, a Habsburg portrait gallery, elaborate glass collection, and the “Wonders” exhibit of items collected by Emporer Ferdinand II personally.

For hotel recommendations, please see the Pre- & Post-Tour section of your Trip Planner.

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