18 August 2019
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As a photographer, I have an Instagram account, of course. This app has probably become the most popular among social media. The hunt for the next great Instagram photo is very important.

Some time ago I already introduced you to a few of my favorite photo spots in Innsbruck. This time I’ll show you a few new, partly somewhat hidden locations for your next Instagram photo. I wish you a lot of fun with the motifs, while discovering and always good light for perfect pictures.

Adlers Rooftop

Adlers Hotel is visible from far and wide in the city. It is located in the Pema Tower not far from the train station. The hotel offers a cafe on the 12th floor and a rooftop terrace on the 13th floor. The view of Innsbruck is terrific, both during the day and in the evening. A really great spot to take a photo or selfie or two. WOW factor and drink or a delicious meal included.

Adlers HotelMagnificent panorama with a drink Adlers HotelThe view to the south from Adlers Bar Adlers HotelThis is a great place to stay.

Ambras Castle

Ambras Castle in the south of Innsbruck offers all kinds of opportunities for great photos. The castle park is worth seeing at any time of the year. I like it best in autumn. The many deciduous trees change color and provide a beautiful backdrop. A visit to the interior of the structure is also recommended. The Spanish Hall is a particularly beautiful motif.

Schlosspark AmbrasThe palace park offers numerous motifs for great photos Schloss AmbrasEspecially in autumn I enjoy my free time here. Highly recommended! Spanischer Saal im Schloss AmbrasThe Spanish Hall is a dream motif.


The Waltherpark is located in the district of Sankt Nikolaus. To get there, simply cross the Inn River from the Old Town. The park is located on the opposite bank of the river. From here you have a wonderful view over the Inn to the old town and the cathedral Sankt Jakob. At the end of the park is a pavilion with a silhouette of the opposite side of the river recreated in iron. This spot is particularly beautiful by day and by night. Best time of day: just before sunset, as the old town is illuminated by the sun. Also very beautiful at dusk.

Altstadt InnsbruckView from Waltherpark to the old town of Innsbruck at dusk. Waltherpark InnsbruckAt the pavilion you can play with the metal silhouette as a motif. Altstadt InnsbruckView of the cathedral, the old town and the Patscherkofel mountain

Court Garden

The Hofgarten in Innsbruck holds great motifs, especially with the pavilion and the pond in the middle of the garden. This spot is beautiful at any time of the year, I find the autumn with the many bright colors the most impressive.

Hofgarten InnsbruckAn oasis in the middle of the city – the courtyard garden Hofgarten InnsbruckThe pavilion with its open large windows is a super motif, for example for portraits.

Sandbank Kranebitten

The sandbank in Kranebitten directly behind the airport runway is not only perfect for relaxing and sunbathing, it also offers spectacular opportunities to take photos and selfies with landing planes. These fly here on final approach over the Inn River and whiz by just a few meters overhead.

Innsbruck Kranebitten FlugzeugWatch planes and enjoy nature – Innsbruck Kranebitten Inn Flugzeug Kranebitten InnsbruckThe spectacular landing approach over the Inn River Sonnenuntergang Kranebitten InnsbruckIn the evening you can take great photos of the sunset here.

Innsbruck courtyards and squares

As beautiful as the facades of the very old houses in Innsbruck are, you should also take a look at the inner courtyards. You will be amazed at the rare perspectives that open up. The courtyard of the Hofburg, for example, the courtyards behind the old town houses, or as here at the passage between Museumstraße and Universitätsstraße – a completely different perspective on the imposing Jesuit Church. Keep an eye out for the modern architectural buildings, because some of the glass facades reflect wonderful motifs.

Jesuitenkirche InnsbruckJesuit Church Innsbruck Domplatz InnsbruckIn the middle of the old town but usually hardly frequented – the very beautiful Domplatz (cathedral square) Alte und moderne ArchitekturModern architecture mixed with old


Meanwhile very well known is the so-called colorful “Selfiewand” in the passage between Maria-Theresien-Straße and Sparkassenplatz. The wall with the colorful shining balls, which change the color combinations again and again, offers itself downright for a Selfie. Actually already a little cult in Innsbruck and a perfect photo for Instagram.

"Selfiewand" beim Sparkassenplatz“Selfie wall” at Sparkassenplatz – the light balls change color

These were just seven suggestions for a little photo tour of Innsbruck and a nice addition to my earlier article about it. A continuation will surely follow. Keep your eyes open, Innsbruck is full of motives! Happy Instagramming and photographing.

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