This page contains information for people who are blind or visually impaired. We have put together some tips on how best to explore Innsbruck and which activities are particularly suitable.

Garden of senses

This garden, the first in Austria, was built in 1999 to enable our disabled visitors to appreciate the diversity of plants.

All plants cultivated in this area are labelled, not only in conventional print, but also in Braille. You are invited to experience the manifold scents of plants and their great structural variety with your nose and your hands!

  • Opening hours: open in summer between 7.30 am until 7.00 pm
  • Führungen: Nach Anmeldung 
  • Entrance fees: 2 € for adults, 1 € for children, students, seniors
  • Car parks: no car parks at the entrance, near by short parking area (3 hours).
  • Reachability: Bus stop "A" in front of the entrance. (The botanical garden is situated a little bit above Innsbruck, the street is rather steep) The garden itself can be visited with a wheelchair.

Botanischer Garten der Universität Innsbruck

Sternwartestraße 15, 6020 Innsbruck
T: +43 512 / 507 51110
F: +43 512 / 507 51199
botanischer-garten@uibk.ac.at
www.uibk.ac.at/botany/botanical-garden
Information trail for the blind and visually impaired

Information trail for the blind and visually impaired

There is a trail for blind people and wheelchair users that runs along the Sill, which is the second river that passes through Innsbruck in addition to the Inn. The sounds and smells of the water, the birds and the trees along the new promenade provide a wonderful backdrop for blind people. The concept and design of the information points are by Univ. Prof. Mag. Dr. Armin Landmann.

Work by the BSVT and the Disability Advisory Board for the city of Innsbruck has led to the creation of a trail along the Sill that the blind can use independently, safely and without an escort. "The various information points also make it possible for us to learn about all the things we can't see" explains Dietmar Graff, who is himself blind. The six information points currently located along the trail are also informative for the sighted and are mounted in such a way that they are accessible to wheelchair users.

The information boards feature tactile images and provide information about nature on the Sill and Inn rivers. For the blind, a free accompanying booklet is available in braille from the TBSV. The information boards are located on the path that runs along the Sill and Inn rivers between the Brückenplatzl square in Pradl and Wohnheim Reichenau care home.

Foto: © BSVT

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