Innsbruck and its stories

15.06.2018

A huge natural arena, from 574 to 2,350 metres above sea level, provides the backdrop for art and culture in Innsbruck: high alpine mountain peaks, the rushing river, steep climbing walls, imperial museums, magnificent castles and other sights are all located directly next to each other in the Tyrolean capital, which also sees itself as "the capital of the Alps ".
 
A quick breath of snow on the Nordkette moutains in the morning, architecture on the Hungerburg at midday,  cultural and art enjoyment in the city in the afternoon, followed by an evening drink with a 360 degree view of the mountains: Innsbruck is a city of superlatives. And there is also a lot for children, promise!
 

Innsbruck and its museums: at least as imperial as Vienna

A whole holiday could be dedicated to the museums in Tyrol. They include the Ferdinandeum, the Folk Art Museum, the Imperial Court Church, the Armoury and the Tyrol Panorama with the Museum of the Tyrolean Imperial Infantry. But that's not all.

Innsbruck museums which you should visit

Not always imperial, but always interesting

As a former imperial residence (with a view of the Alps, mind you) Innsbruck was an important location in Austrian history. That's why there is a quasi second Hofburg with imperial apartments - as in Vienna. Especially Maximilian I was delighted with his Innsbruck. So delighted that he also wanted to be buried here: the Court Church is actually only there because of him - however he did not live to see the 40 statues, the "black men", which he wanted to have around his grave. Today only 28 remain. Rich ones too.

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Innsbruck's castles: in and around the city

Innsbruck and its surroundings have too many castles to fit into one holiday. The Hofburg (imperial palace) in the city and the nearby Schloss Ambras are easy to reach. Burg Freundsberg in Schwaz, Schloss Tratzberg in Stans and Burg Hasegg in nearby Hall are also worth an excursion. 

Castles and palaces in Innsbruck

For an hour, half a day or a full-day excursion.

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With kids and kin in Innsbruck

Keeping kids busy on city breaks - that't the task of a lifetime. It is worth researching in advance to find family tours in the castles and museums. Nature, animals and a bit of "hands on" - then even with the little ones will be in a good mood. 

Keeping children in a good mood in Innsbruck

In search of wow experiences for children

The Innsbruck Card also includes the Innsbruck Sightseeing Bus. It stops at most of the important points in and around Innsbruck and, while the parents listen to the audio guide, the kids can relax while looking out the window and enjoying a snack you have bought - until the next wow experience. Incidentally, the bus also stops right in front of the Austria Trend Hotel in Innsbruck!

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hotels: Hotel Congress Innsbruck

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Angelika Mandler

Angelika Mandler-Saul, who grew up in the Weinviertel region in Lower Austria, is a travel blogger and freelance author. Since 2013 she has been writing about her experiences and impressions while travelling throughout the world on www.wiederunterwegs.com. Her focus: nature and culture. She is regularly accompanied by her sooty black labrador Coffee, who is also good for many stories.
Angelika is particularly fond of travelling in her native country Austria, bringing her love of Austrian history and literature, travelling and writing under one roof. Travelling with culture: that sums it up precisely.

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