Innsbruck is the capital of Tyrol, Austria. Also called the capital of the Alps, the surrounding mountains are ever-present from the Inn valley where most of the 120,000 residents live and work. The heart of the city is its old town or Altstadt, with the famous Golden Roof at the centre. What always strikes me when walking around here, is how clean the city is. This is also not a place to be overly worried about crime. Innsbruck is the perfect base to explore the surrounding valleys, mountains and villages of Tyrol. It has also been a gateway to neighbouring Italy, Germany and Switzerland for centuries.
Skiing from Innsbruck is a great opportunity to combine time on the slopes with sightseeing and non-skiing related activities. The new Innsbruck Ski PLUS City Pass includes 13 ski resorts and all the main sightseeing attractions. […]
The Swarovski Crystal Worlds or Kristallwelten near Innsbruck in Austria is unlike any other tourist attraction in the world. Imagine an underground tour or magical chambers filled with differently themed crystal artwork underneath a fairytale […]
Ambras Castle or Schloss Ambras is one of Innsbruck’s most popular attractions and for a good reason. The medieval fortress turned into a Renaissance castle is not only in a beautiful setting but home to […]
The Bergisel Ski Jump is a prominent landmark on Innsbruck’s southern skyline. It has seen the world’s best flying through the air, most notably during the Olympic Winter Games of 1964 and 1976. But long before sporting […]
[Updated August 2022] The Innsbruck old town is full of historic and architectural gems within easy walking distance of each other. Here are my top 10 things to see and do in and around the historic […]