Innsbruck Travel Guide

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Innsbruck Ski Resort

  • Nearest town: Innsbruck
  • Resort Altitude (metres): 575m
  • Ski Season: December to April
  • Mountain Range: The Alps
  • Number of Lifts: 59
  • Highest Lift (metres): 3200m
  • Lowest Lift (metres): 850m
  • Number of Slopes: 57
  • Snowboarding: Yes: parkhalfpipe
  • Cross Country (km): 30km

Innsbruck Ski Information

General information

Should you wish to take a bit of a break from the skiing scene, you can venture into the nearest town of Innsbruck. The 800 year old town offers visitors a wonderful combination of history and culture. There are many different attractions available such as museums, cathedrals, churches and historical buildings. The Alpenzoo is a good place to visit for a day of family fun. The local theatre offers magnificent concerts and theatrical productions, such as brass band concerts and Baroque operas.

  • Languages: GermanTurkishSlovenianCroatianEnglish
  • Temperatures: 8°C
  • Driving: Drivers drive on the right-hand side of the road
  • Emergency contact numbers: All Emergencies : 112/122
  • Population: 128000
  • Religion: 88% Roman Catholic6% Protestant
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Apres-ski

The Apre ski scene is very lively and pretty well equipped. The resort offers loads of entertainment after a long day of skiing. These include a large number of shops and a substantial amount of excellent restaurants. The nightlife is also well catered for, consisting of a total of 41 bars and 14 nightclubs The resort is also home to a wonderful bowling alley, which ensures great entertainment for the entire family. The resort features a sports and leisure club, which is equipped with a gym, a large indoor swimming pool, a sauna and hot tubs. There are also numerous walking trails available, as well as hand gliding and paragliding facilities.

Overview

The Innsbruck ski resort has twice been the battlefield for Olympic Medals, during the 1964 and 1976 Winter Olympics. The resort offers a total of 57 slopes, which cater mainly for beginners, as well as skiers on intermediate level. The park caters excellently for snow boarders, featuring 4 parks and a couple of halfpipes. The Apre Ski scene is pretty lively, offering an outstanding selection of bars, restaurants, shops and nightclubs.

Innsbruck Attractions

Innsbruck Activities

Alpenzoo - Weiherburggasse 37. This zoo is a great place to take the children for a fun day out, located on the Hungerburg plateau with amazing views of Innsbruck and the surrounding mountains. The zoo contains animals that are indigenous to the Alps, with over 800 animals from 140 different species, including eagles; elk; rabbits; vultures; wildcats; bison; and wolves..

Botanischer Garten - Sternwartestrasse 15. The botanical garden is another great place to take the children to have some fun amongst nature, while learning something at the same time. The botanical garden contains a wide variety of indigenous plants to the Alps. There are many paths to wander along while learning about the different plants found in the Alps.

Innsbruck Restaurants and Bars

Innsbruck Restaurants

Hirschen-Stuben - Kiebachgasse 5. This charming restaurant is housed in an old house that dates back to 1631. Inside you'll find see hand-chiseled stone columns and brocade chairs. The restaurant is popular with locals and tourists alike, and has been for many years. They serve a wide range of Austrian; German; and Swiss dishes.

Restaurant Ottoburg - Herzog-Friedrich-Strasse 1. This historic restaurant was established in 1745 and is housed in a 13th century building that is possibly the oldest in Innsbruck. The restaurant has four intimate dining rooms filled with 19th century neo-gothic decor. They serve a wide range of Austrian; German; and Swiss food. There is also a beer garden at the back of the restaurant, which is open daily.

Weisses Roessl - Kiebachgasse 8. This long standing favourite amongst the locals, dating back to 1590, is found on one of the most famous streets in the Old Town. The restaurant serves a wide variety of Austrian; German; and Swiss dishes, including Tiroler Gruestl; Saftgoulash; and many kinds of schnitzels.

Innsbruck Bars & Clubs

Treibhaus - Angerzellgasse 8. This is one of the most popular places with the ounger locals. It offers a range of opportunities, with a daytime cafe and concert hall and dance club by night. This is the perfect place to go if you're looking to relax and have a few drinks or party till the early hours of the morning.

Blue Chip - Wilhelm-Greil-Strasse 17. This is one of Innsbruck's best and most popular dance clubs, and it is very popular with a mixed group of locals. The club has two bars and a pumping dance floor. DJs play a range of funk; soul; black beat; and dance music to keep the party going all night long.

Jackpot Bar - Salurner Strasse 15. This lively bar is very popular with locals and tourists alike. It is a great place to sit back and have a few drinks, while meeting some new people.

Innsbruck children's activities

Alpenzoo - Weiherburggasse 37. This zoo is a great place to take the children for a fun day out, located on the Hungerburg plateau with amazing views of Innsbruck and the surrounding mountains. The zoo contains animals that are indigenous to the Alps, with over 800 animals from 140 different species, including eagles; elk; rabbits; vultures; wildcats; bison; and wolves..

Botanischer Garten - Sternwartestrasse 15. The botanical garden is another great place to take the children to have some fun amongst nature, while learning something at the same time. The botanical garden contains a wide variety of indigenous plants to the Alps. There are many paths to wander along while learning about the different plants found in the Alps.

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