The Top Five Innsbruck Attractions
Posted on Feb 8 2012 at 01:07:36 AM in Travel
The city of Innsbruck is a beautiful destination, located high up in the Austrian Alps. As well as being a popular spot for skiing holidays, Innsbruck also offers a rich streak of local culture and tradition – so book a stay in the fabulous Hotel Innsbruck, and prepare to immerse yourself in one of Austria’s leading cultural destinations.
Here are five of the city’s most popular tourist attractions, to help you get started!
1. The Holfburg
The Holfburg is a picturesque Baroque castle, dating back as far as the fifteenth century. For a long time this was the seat of the Tirolean royalty, and later was a home to the Empress Maria Theresa. The ornate castle therefore boasts a wealth of history, and is open to visits from the public daily.
2. Swarovski Kristallwelten
If you’re looking for a unique memento from your trip to Innsbruck, then head to this breathtaking Swarovski store. Part shopping centre and part tourist attraction, here you’ll find a wealth of crystalline items for sale, as well as attractions such as the ‘3D Planet of Crystals’ and the breathtaking ‘Crystal Dome’.
3. The Golden Roof
Right in the heart of Innsbruck’s Old Town, lies a fifteenth century royal palace known as the ‘Golden Roof’. Blending together Baroque and Gothic styles of architecture, the palace was built by the Emperor Maximilian I, and towers high above the town. Nowadays it is open all year round for visits, and is one of the most iconic sights in the city.
4. The Tirolean Folk Art Museum
For an insight into local culture and traditions, no experience compares to the fascinating Tirolean Folk Art Museum. Here you’ll find exhibits dedicated to the history of Austria, and in particular, the lifestyles and traditions of the ancient Alpine settlers.
5. The Ski Slopes
Last but certainly not least, one of the most exciting things to do during a stay at one of the many Innsbruck hotels is to hit the slopes! From the famous Bergisel Ski Jump, home of the Jack Wolfskin Four Hills Tournament, to the Olympic Village at Skiworld Innsbruck… Innsbruck is a Mecca for skiing enthusiasts, and a great destination for beginners and experts alike!