12 July 2023
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A city tour with a change of perspective

Ever combined sightseeing with a rafting tour? Thanks to the Inn River, it is possible to cross the Tyrolean capital on the water. And as long as you don't want to paddle against the current, the whole thing even works quite relaxed, so that you can experience this nature and culture experience without stress - at City Rafting Innsbruck.

Deceleration across the city

The rafting boat is steered by the guide, driven by the current of the Inn River. The rest of the boat crew, usually a maximum of ten people, may paddle along - ideally synchronously. Rapids are not to be expected on this tour, so it is also perfectly suited for rafting beginners. Rather, this experience is all about calm and deceleration, away from the hustle and bustle and traffic of the city. The point here is to open your eyes to a microcosm that exists right under our noses, but that we never really get to see. A species-rich bird life can be observed here, seemingly unperturbed by the proximity of the city's infrastructure.

Mountain perspective - but different

That backdrop that makes Innsbruck so special is of course just as impressive from the water. To the left (port) rises the Nordkette, which often looks even steeper and more imposing from so far below. And to the right (starboard), a little gentler but almost as high, the Patscherkofel.

Cultural Histories

You paddle past Innsbruck's postcard motif, the colorful late-Gothic house facades. Past the oldest building in the city, the Ottoburg. And again and again the contrast of modern architecture, exemplified by the Hungerburg-Innbrücke, designed by the renowned architect Zaha Hadid. And listen to the stories and interesting facts from the rafting guide.

The tour takes about three hours, you move from Völs across Innsbruck to Rum. The return trip is simple and uncomplicated with public transport. There are about ten people in a boat, for smaller exclusive groups can be requested. Physical conditions for this route are only swimming knowledge. Cost per person: about 69 euros.

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Pictures: © Simon Rainer

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