The party at the end of the year
Partying in the city, fireworks on the Nordkette: the perfect combination for a great New Year’s Eve celebration. Enjoy the festive atmosphere in the city during the day: stroll through the charming narrow streets, enjoy roasted chestnuts and pick up a good luck charm for your loved ones. Later in the day, you can enjoy varied events, a great party atmosphere and a new and impressive light and sound show by the River Inn. High up on the Nordkette mountain range, the traditional firework display will light up the sky.
Inns’zenierung on the river
We will be celebrating the New Year with a magnificent world first: INNS'zenierung. A 350-metre-long "stage" will be created on the water of the River Inn. This projection screen made of artificial fog forms the canvas for a spectacular and breathtaking event. The show itself features a fantastic combination of light, water and sound effects, including fountains that shoot water up to 70 metres into the air. The best place to watch the show is from Herzog-Otto-Ufer road or Waltherpark.
Premiere and preview
The world premiere of Inns'zenierung will take place shortly after midnight on 31 December. Before that, the magnificent fireworks up at the Seegrube light up the peaks of the Nordkette mountain range and in the valley, the New Year is welcomed in with the Danube Waltz. A child-friendly "light version" of Inns'zenierung will be held one day earlier on 30 December at 5.30 pm.
Good to know
The shuttle bus on New Year's Eve is free of charge for all visitors in the evening from 8.00pm. Here is a new timetable for New Year's Eve.
Motto: The world comes to Innsbruck
The motto "The world comes to Innsbruck" shapes both the show and the supporting programme. From 8 pm, culinary stations along the shore of the River Inn will take your taste buds on a journey across a diverse selection of countries from around the world, accompanied by the sound of lounge music. The Inn will already be shrouded in a mystical fog at this time and every hour on the hour, you will see images from the cities where the New Year has already arrived. If you want to enjoy a few quiet hours by the Inn, you should aim to be there at 6 pm to enjoy a stroll along the river with views of our top photo spot: the colourful row of houses that lines the Inn.
At 10 pm, the party gets louder: a DJ will create a great atmosphere and the countdown is on – midnight is fast approaching! After the countdown, be sure to look up: the mountain fireworks on the Seegrube are breathtaking. The Danube Waltz will play at the same time and the Inns'zenierung show will start straight afterwards. At the end of the show, there is no need to go home because the DJ will keep the great party sound going. After 1 am, the party continues at the Silvesterbeats clubbing event in the Dogana.
New Year's for children
The children's "Zwergerlsilvester" New Year's celebration takes place one day earlier on 30 December. Numerous interactive stations are set up in the historic old town and on the Nordkette mountain range. The grand finale is a condensed version of the Inns’zenierung show starting at 5.30 pm.