Hungerburg train tracks at the river | Innsbruck
Old town with golden roof | Innsbruck | © 2010 | TVB Innsbruck
Maria-Theresien Straße with shops and coffee shops | Innsbruck | © 2010 | TVB Innsbruck
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Surroundings & Activities

There are many good reasons to visit Innsbruck, and whatever brings you here, the Hotel Congress Innsbruck is always an ideal base to make sure you enjoy a relaxing stay in the city. Its unique location enables you to enjoy the very best of Innsbruck. Framed by the striking vistas of the Tyrolean Alps, the hotel is located in the heart of the city’s Saggen district with its impressive villas, close by to the enchanting old town.
Golden roof with a view apove the city | Innsbruck | © 2010 | TVB Innsbruck

Sightseeing

Take a walk into the historic centre to see the Tyrolean capital’s many famous sights, such as the splendid Baroque cathedral and impressive Rococo Imperial Hofburg palace, which will give an immediate impression of the city’s rich history. From there, the Goldenes Dachl (Golden Roof), Innsbruck’s world-famous landmark, is just around the corner. A visit to the Swarovski Crystal Worlds in Wattens proves that all that glitters is not gold. This sparkling visitor experience centre is just a 15-minute shuttle bus ride from the main railway station or the Hofburg.

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City & Countryside

One of Innsbruck’s unique features is that it is so close to the mountains that they seem to almost merge into the city, so the Alps will be a constant companion on your walks, shopping sprees and coffee stops. The Hungerburgbahn hybrid funicular railway, designed by star architect Zaha Hadid, climbs up to Innsbruck’s high-lying district of Hungerburg. Whether you continue up to a breathtaking 2,256m on the Seegrubenbahn railway and then ski back down into the valley, unforgettable views over the city and the picturesque mountains await.

These panoramic views that are so close, yet will pull you into the far-reaching majesty of the landscape. Innsbruck is also a paradise for sporty and outdoor types. Hiking, climbing or skiing are all within easy reach from the Hotel Congress Innsbruck – as are the old town’s bars and clubs, where you can see out a memorable day spent in and around the city.

Runner's Guide

Discover our surroundings with the Austria Trend Runner's Guide. Here you can download routes of varying difficulty directly to your smartphone or download them as a PDF file and use them for free.

Route A - for Beginners

3.4 km (approx. 23 minutes)
A short walking route with many sights to see: Innsteg – Waltherpark – University – Innsbrucker Hofgarten

 

Running track with a view of Innsbruck's mountains. Along the river Inn, over the Innsteg, through the Waltherpark, along the colorful row of houses, past the university with a view of Innsbruck's old town and past the Innsbrucker Hofgarten.

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Route B - Easy jogging

5.2 km (approx. 35 min)
Relaxed training with a beautiful view: Innsteg – Waltherpark – Franz-Gschnitzer-Promenade – University – Innsbruck Old Town – Nordkettenbahn – Hofgarten

 

With magnificent views of the Innsbruck mountain landscape, along the River Inn, over the Innsteg, through Waltherpark, along the colorful row of houses and on the other side of the Inn. The way back starts there, along the Franz-Gschnitzer-Promenade, past the university with a view of Innsbruck's old town, past the Innsbruck Nordkettenbahn and the Hofgarten.

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Route C - Training with Sightseeing

7 km (approx. 48 min)
Running training on a varied route: Innsbrucker Hofgarten – Nordkettenbahn – Market Square – University – Franz-Gschnitzer-Promenade – Uferstraße

 

Entire route with a view of the Innsbruck mountain landscape. Through the Hofgarten, past the Nordkettenbahn, the marketplace and the university. Along the Franz-Gschnitzer-Promenade and back on the other side, past the colorful row of houses along the River Inn and the Uferstraße.

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Runner´s Guide

For an active start in your day we provide you with a detailed map of jogging paths with various degrees of difficulty.

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