With its 130,000 inhabitants, Innsbruck is the largest city in Tyrol and a popular destination for thousands of tourists who enjoy the combination of art, culture, culinary delights and shopping. Innsbruck is embedded in a valley, from where you have unlimited possibilities to conquer impressive mountains like Nordkette or Patscherkofel.
Innsbruck: Classy and hip
If you go for a trip to Innsbruck, you will not leave this charming city so quickly – due to numerous attractions for adults and children that make Innsbruck unique. The 800-year-old Old Town of Innsbruck literally shines with its Golden Roof, which is decorated with 2,657 gilded copper shingles. The Imperial Palace as well as Ambras Castle tell stories from the times of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy. From the City Tower, which is also found in the Old Town, you can enjoy a panoramic view over Innsbruck and its mountains. Maybe you even dare a ride on the Hungerburgbahn? Or would you like to go to the Bergisel Ski Jump to experience what it feels like when the world’s best ski jumpers put their courage to the test at the annual Bergisel ski jumping contest?
The center of Innsbruck, the Maria Theresia Street, impresses visitors with the famous St. Anne’s Column and a wide selection of fashion labels, boutiques, restaurants and street cafés. Those who wish to see the city in a comfortable way can ride in one of the many carriages or board the hop-on hop-off bus. Guests of Hotel Serles appreciate the proximity to Innsbruck – only 15 minutes by car or bus – and are likely to go for one or two trips to this lovely city. We, the Weichinger family, are happy to provide recommendations for potential destinations: The Christmas markets are full of atmosphere and a romantic attunement for the Christmas season, and those who love animals will get excellent insights into Tyrol’s flora and fauna at the Innsbruck Alpine Zoo. Numerous museums and galleries, such as the Zeughaus, the Tyrol Panorama Museum, the Museum of Tyrolean Folk Art, the Tyrolean State Museum and many more, fascinate art and culture enthusiasts from all over the world.