For Plant Lovers
Europe's highest botanical garden can be found 2000 m above sea level on Patscherkofel mountain - Innsbruck's landmark mountain.
Austria's Alpine Garden is a project of Innsbruck University
The garden on Patscherkofel mountain right next to the upper terminal covers an area of 1.5 hectare with alpine plants and flowers from all over the world - from South America to the Himalaya mountains and Europe.
More information on the Alpine Garden can be found here.
A bit closer to town is the University's Botanical Garden offering a great selection of Alpine flowers, medical and toxic plants as well as a unique Garden of Scents. Join a guided Nature Walk in Birgitz (free for holders of the "Club Innsbruck Card") and learn more about the Alps’ special flora and fauna!
New: Nature and Glacier Trail in the upper Sellraintal valley
This 2.5km long trail starts in Praxmar and features several interpretive panels providing information on the Sellraintal’s flora and fauna, with a special focus on endangered amphibians.The trail’s second part takes you from the small village of Lüsens to Fernerboden and gives insight into the development of the glaciers until today. A natural vista point affords stunning views of the surrounding peaks.
In the greenhouse "Palmenhaus" on the grounds of the Imperial Gardens, gardeners cultivate 1700 different plants in three different climate zones amongst which - the Victoria Regis is the most famous...
Area: 8 km², Sea Level: 1550 - 2500 m, has been listed since 1942, covers terrain of the villages of Aldrans, Ellbögen, Lans, Patsch, Rinn and Sistrans (District of Innsbruck Surroundings) Accessi...
The Tummelplatz square is situated at a forest glade near Ambras castle. Today, a place for rest and relaxation, the Tummelplatz was probably originally used as a riding arena by the lords of the cast...