Innsbruck lies at the foot of the Nordkette mountain range, which is known as the gateway to the Karwendel Nature Park. Climbing the mountains rises right up out of the city, and climbing them is easy, thanks to the many lifts and cable cars. You can ride the Nordkettenbahnen lifts all the way from the city center up to the Hafelekar, which sits over 2,200 meters above sea level. The journey up there is completely effortless – unless you don’t want it to be, of course. Because there are also many other ways to get up into the mountains, including beautiful hikes, mountain bike trails, and ski tours.
Don’t forget to stop at a mountain hut along the way for delicious Tyrolean dumplings and a view that is second to none. Visit the sights and attractions in Innsbruck. Walk in the footsteps of the Habsburgs and admire the Golden Roof, the Imperial Palace, the medieval old town, and the famous Court Church with its Schwarzen Mandarin life-size bronze figures. The museums give an even deeper insight into the many exciting occurrences that took place throughout Innsbruck’s history.
Stroll along Maria Theresien Street and enjoy a drink or a bite to eat at one of the sidewalk cafes. It is the perfect way to start a day exploring Innsbruck’s cultural scene: from Early Music and Promenade Concerts to theatre visits and the New Orleans Festival, Innsbruck has it all. Or simply browse the colorful shops and stores in the various different districts throughout the city.