What to do in Innsbruck

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Bergisel Ski Jump featuring modern architecture

Innsbruck Attractions

It's little wonder so many tourists return to Innsbruck again and again. This enchanting city is bursting with things to do. Whether you enjoy sightseeing or trying more action-packed experiences, you'll never have a boring moment here.

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Innsbruck must see attractions

1. Golden Roof

Sit down in one of the many bustling cafés or restaurants that line the outside of Old Town’s central plaza, and your eye is drawn to the fabulous sheen of Innsbruck’s most famous landmark. The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) is perfectly framed by the neat, white, Tyrolese buildings and the peaks of the Alps beyond. The outside of the building makes for a stunning photograph, while inside you’ll get insight into the area’s rich history.
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Golden Roof featuring heritage architecture, street scenes and a city

2. Seegrube Cable Car

The Nordkette Cable Car can whisk you from central Innsbruck into a world of spectacular views, stunning alpine trails and world-class ski fields in just 20 minutes. At one of the stops along the way, enjoy lunch or a coffee at over 6,000 feet (1,830 meters) above sea level.
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Nordkette Cable Car which includes landscape views, mountains and snow

3. Imperial Palace

Treat yourself to a visual feast of rococo design and a glimpse into the lives of Austria’s empirical rulers at the Imperial Palace (Hofburg). This restored royal palace displaying 18th-century splendor is surrounded by the spectacular mountains of the Tirol region.
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Imperial Palace featuring heritage architecture and a castle

4. Bergisel Ski Jump

Although the Bergisel Ski Jump only took on its current appearance in 2001, the sleek and modern building became instantly iconic. Celebrated architect Zaha Hadid designed the new venue for ski jump competitions, creating a panoramic viewing platform that flows into the curve of the slope. Stand at the top of the ramp today to watch ski jump competitions or to explore a venue that also hosts two restaurants.
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Bergisel Ski Jump featuring tranquil scenes and a city

5. Ambras Castle

The Ambras Castle (Schloss Ambras) sits high above the city, and offers insight into the life of a royal family. A museum displays curious artifacts collected by dukes during their travels, while the ornately decorated Spanish Hall remains a breathtaking spectacle to this day. Look for the dents and other signs of combat in 16th-century suits of armor, or spot family resemblances in the extensive portrait gallery dedicated to the Habsburgs.
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Ambras Castle showing chateau or palace, heritage architecture and a garden

6. Tirol Panorama

Head to the foot of the Bergisel Ski Jump to find the Tirol Panorama, a fascinating exhibit dedicated to a crucial battle in Tirol’s colorful history. Set in a circular room, the panorama is a 360-degree art installation that tells the story of the Third Battle of the Bergisel. The panorama is also attached to the Imperial Infantry Museum, which charts the progress of the Tyrolean army between the 18th and 20th centuries.
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Tirol Panorama which includes a river or creek, interior views and tranquil scenes

What to do in Innsbruck

Free Things to Do in Innsbruck

Taking a break in Innsbruck on a budget? The following can be seen for nix.

Alpenverein-Museum - Round up the whole family and embark on a journey of discovery through history together.

Congress Innsbruck - Architecture fans will no doubt enjoy admiring the impressive modern design of this landmark.

Anna's Column - If you're thinking of exploring the region's history through its landmarks, include this one on your itinerary.

Lake Baggersee - Spend time close to the water to relax and revive your energy.

Innsbruck Old Town Christmas Market - Spend some time here and learn about the importance of this place to the local community.

Cathedral of St. James - Do a bit of quiet reflection and learn a thing or two about this site's spiritual importance.

Patscherkofel Mountain Bahn - Unwind and let the rugged natural beauty soothe your soul.

Hofgarten Park - If you like pottering about the garden, this place will appeal to your inner green thumb.

Things to Do in Innsbruck with Kids

There are loads of sensational experiences in Innsbruck that the entire gang will get a buzz out of. These are a few of the best family friendly experiences around.


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Frequently asked questions

What to do in Innsbruck on a sunny day?
What to do in Innsbruck on a rainy day?
With appealing indoor activities like an Innsbruck & Swarovski Crystal World Tour Day Tour and a AQUA Dome Thermal Spa Längenfeld - Relax! Day’s vacation to keep you busy, you’ll barely notice it raining cats and dogs outside.
What should I not miss in Innsbruck?
Don’t head home without ticking off the following list of sensational attractions:

  • Golden Roof
  • Bergisel Ski Jump
  • Swarowski Crystal Worlds
  • Imperial Palace

Are there cheap things to do in Innsbruck?
What can you do in Innsbruck for free?
You’ll barely have time to pull your wallet out of your backpack with so many free things to do:

  • Golden Roof
  • Cathedral of St. James
  • University of Innsbruck
  • Innsbruck Old Town Christmas Market

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