Alpine meets urban: in search of Innsbruck's hotspots

22.01.2018

Innsbruck is situated in the heart of the Alps, where the magnificent panoramic mountains are a charming contrast to urban city life. The variety which can be found in the Tyrolean capital is as impressive in winter as it is in summer – you can have a brunch in a cool bistro, spend the day on the ski slopes and in the evening dance in one of the clubs, which are similar to those which can be found in Vienna, Berlin or other major cities.

It is not without reason that the Tyrolean capital is also affectionately called “Innsbrooklyn” by some, in reference to the New York district of Brooklyn, the hipster paradise par excellence. Those who like to follow the trends will find just as much here as those travellers who yearn for the quaint and traditional. We have collected some insider tips that are particularly popular with city dwellers.

 

Eating and drinking in Innsbruck

The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Getting to know a city works just as well - through eating and drinking. Anyone who thinks that the culinary offer in Innsbruck ends with bacon dumplings, fried “Gröstl” or typical Austrian cheese dumpling is wrong. Even lovers of burgers, Mexican cuisine or vegan food will not be disappointed here.

 

Secret tips from Innsbruck's foodies

Eat like the locals

With around 132,000 inhabitants, Innsbruck is quite compact. However the great range of culinary delights gives both locals and visitors the feeling that they are in a metropolis.

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Innsbruck with a difference

Of course Innsbruck and the surroundings offer all kinds of opportunities for skiing, snowboarding, cross-country, tobogganing, ice climbing or ski touring.  However a visit to the Tyrolean capital is also worthwhile for anyone who hates winter sports, or just wants to take a break from the slopes.

Cool experiences off the slopes

A break from winter sport

A visit to the Tyrolean capital is also worthwhile for anyone who hates winter sports, of just wants to take a break from the slopes.

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hotels: Hotel Congress Innsbruck

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Yogi Hagen

Yogi Hagen is an insatiable world traveller and a passionate cosmopolitan who feels at home in many places on this planet. For example, on one of her longer trips she took photos of travesty artists in Thailand. The journalist and photographer has been living in Vienna for several years, where she is also a fixed part of the queer community. She knows Vienna in all its facets and definitely knows which party you should not miss and where you can enjoy the best after-work drink.

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