YOUR TICKET TO UNLIMITED WINTER HAPPINESS

VALID FROM 01.11.2022 TO 30.04.2023

Experience freedom in the Innsbruck region: our Welcome Card is your key to enjoying the alpine-urban joie de vivre in and around Innsbruck to the fullest. The numerous included services, such as free public transport in the city and region, free lift rides up in the mountains and a wide variety of leisure activities, make this card the ideal companion for your winter holiday in Tyrol.

THE WELCOME CARD IS YOUR FREE GUEST CARD WITH A MOBILITY GUARANTEE AND MORE...

Hiking in the Innsbruck region is not only a pleasure in summer, it is wonderful in winter too! With a minimum stay of two nights at one of our partner establishments, the Welcome Card gives you access to a varied guided active programme, which welcomes you to join professional guides for hiking, snowshoeing or cross-country skiing on beautiful, panoramic routes. Free use of public transport including ski buses is of course also an important bonus. Plus there are also numerous discounts for other winter sports activities, family attractions, swimming pools and, last but not least, wonderful urban cultural attractions. Another special highlight awaits you with a stay of 3+ nights and the Welcome Card plus: one upward and one downward journey on the Bergbahnen Oberperfuss gondolas.

ALL WELCOME CARD SERVICES AT A GLANCE

Included with a stay of 2 nights

  • Public transport within the Innsbruck region incl. city buses and trams in Innsbruck, as well as ski buses
  • 11 guided winter hiking and snowshoe tours per week, plus one cross-country skiing tour and one snowshoe tour per week
  • Numerous discounts for cultural highlights, as well as sporting activities such as cross-country skiing, ice skating, swimming and climbing

With a stay of 3+ nights, you are also entitled to one ride on the gondolas in Oberperfuss for a tobogganing or winter hiking experience.

 
2 nights
3 nights
Buyable upgrade
Getting around

Public transport in the Innsbruck region

Ski buses to the top ski resorts covered by the SKI plus CITY pass Stubai Innsbruck

Free parking at the hikers' car parks in St. Sigmund im Sellrain: Praxmar, Moos, Lüsens, Gleirsch

Guided active programme

Free guided winter hiking and snowshoe tours, as well as one cross-country skiing tour each with certified mountain guides in the Innsbruck region.

Culture and tradition

25 % Tyrolean evening with the Gundolf family in the Alpensaal room at Messe Innsbruck

10 % Tyrolean State Theatre, Innsbruck

10 % Haus der Musik, Innsbruck

10 % Tirol Symphony Orchestra, Innsbruck

Family

20 % LUMAGICA Innsbruck (tickets at the door from the on-site ticket office)

20 % JOY - Das Kinderparadies indoor play centre, Völs

20 % Flip Lab, Völs

€ 2 discount Swarovski Crystal Worlds, Wattens

Indoor activities

Free entry to the Götzens ice sport centre

Free entry to the ice centre in Telfs

50 % Axams leisure centre (4-hour ticket - swimming)

50 % Telfer Bad swimming pool, Telfs (day ticket adult/child - swimming)

50 % Bouldering and Climbing Centre "Bergstation" in Telfs

Outdoor activities

Free cross-country skiing in the Innsbruck region

50 % off cross-country skiing in the Olympiaregion Seefeld (ticket from tourist information centres operated by Innsbruck Tourismus)

20 % Wok Race Olympia Bobbahn Igls

Free lift ride

One upward and one downward journey per stay for hikers and tobogganers on the Bergbahnen Oberperfuss gondolas (section I + II)

 
2 nights
Getting around

Public transport in the Innsbruck region

Ski buses to the top ski resorts covered by the SKI plus CITY pass Stubai Innsbruck

Free parking at the hikers' car parks in St. Sigmund im Sellrain: Praxmar, Moos, Lüsens, Gleirsch

Guided active programme

Free guided winter hiking and snowshoe tours, as well as one cross-country skiing tour each with certified mountain guides in the Innsbruck region.

Culture and tradition

25 % Tyrolean evening with the Gundolf family in the Alpensaal room at Messe Innsbruck

10 % Tyrolean State Theatre, Innsbruck

10 % Haus der Musik, Innsbruck

10 % Tirol Symphony Orchestra, Innsbruck

Family

20 % LUMAGICA Innsbruck (tickets at the door from the on-site ticket office)

20 % JOY - Das Kinderparadies indoor play centre, Völs

20 % Flip Lab, Völs

€ 2 discount Swarovski Crystal Worlds, Wattens

Indoor activities

Free entry to the Götzens ice sport centre

Free entry to the ice centre in Telfs

50 % Axams leisure centre (4-hour ticket - swimming)

50 % Telfer Bad swimming pool, Telfs (day ticket adult/child - swimming)

50 % Bouldering and Climbing Centre "Bergstation" in Telfs

Outdoor activities

Free cross-country skiing in the Innsbruck region

50 % off cross-country skiing in the Olympiaregion Seefeld (ticket from tourist information centres operated by Innsbruck Tourismus)

20 % Wok Race Olympia Bobbahn Igls

 
3 nights
Getting around

Public transport in the Innsbruck region

Ski buses to the top ski resorts covered by the SKI plus CITY pass Stubai Innsbruck

Free parking at the hikers' car parks in St. Sigmund im Sellrain: Praxmar, Moos, Lüsens, Gleirsch

Guided active programme

Free guided winter hiking and snowshoe tours, as well as one cross-country skiing tour each with certified mountain guides in the Innsbruck region.

Culture and tradition

25 % Tyrolean evening with the Gundolf family in the Alpensaal room at Messe Innsbruck

10 % Tyrolean State Theatre, Innsbruck

10 % Haus der Musik, Innsbruck

10 % Tirol Symphony Orchestra, Innsbruck

Family

20 % LUMAGICA Innsbruck (tickets at the door from the on-site ticket office)

20 % JOY - Das Kinderparadies indoor play centre, Völs

20 % Flip Lab, Völs

€ 2 discount Swarovski Crystal Worlds, Wattens

Indoor activities

Free entry to the Götzens ice sport centre

Free entry to the ice centre in Telfs

50 % Axams leisure centre (4-hour ticket - swimming)

50 % Telfer Bad swimming pool, Telfs (day ticket adult/child - swimming)

50 % Bouldering and Climbing Centre "Bergstation" in Telfs

Outdoor activities

Free cross-country skiing in the Innsbruck region

50 % off cross-country skiing in the Olympiaregion Seefeld (ticket from tourist information centres operated by Innsbruck Tourismus)

20 % Wok Race Olympia Bobbahn Igls

Free lift ride

One upward and one downward journey per stay for hikers and tobogganers on the Bergbahnen Oberperfuss gondolas (section I + II)

 
Buyable upgrade

WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO EXPERIENCE TODAY?

Thanks to the excellent public transport network, you can easily get to the start of many tours and leisure activities by bus, tram or train. Even better: use of public transport is free with the Welcome Card. Better still: with the digital Welcome Card, you've always got the card on hand on your mobile phone. You can then even use it to travel to your accommodation on public transport routes in the region on the day you arrive. You can find an overview of all the public transport routes here.

If you are travelling by car, the Welcome Card includes a free parking ticket for the hikers' car parks in the mountaineering village of St. Sigmund im Sellrain. And for anyone who wants to admire the art attractions and cultural treasures in the capital of Tyrol as well as the natural beauty of the area, there are numerous discounts included for this too.

DISCOVER EVEN MORE WINTER

What do snowy alpine adventures and charming city walks have in common? Here in the Innsbruck region, we'd say: it's the joy of winter. Be it unique panoramic views from high up in the mountains – which, by the way, are a real pleasure even without skis – or discovering special places in the city on our Walks to Explore: a winter holiday in the Innsbruck region has so much to offer!

STAY MOBILE WITH THE WELCOME CARD

Getting around is easy during your holiday, even without a car! In the Innsbruck region, public transport is free of charge with a Welcome Card. This applies to transport connections from the region's villages to the city of Innsbruck, as well as public transport within the city of Innsbruck itself. A special plus: regional trains operated by the ÖBB Austrian Federal Railways can also be used free of charge within the Innsbruck region. You can find an overview of all the included public transport routes here.

FAQs

How and where do I get the card? Is it also possible to buy the card?

You can get the free Welcome Card directly from your accommodation provider. A list of partner companies can be found here. The Welcome Card is linked to the guest registration process at your accommodation. Innsbruck Tourismus (the Innsbruck Tourist Board) created the "Welcome Card" and the "Welcome Card plus" as a service available to every accommodation provider in the region. It is the accommodation provider's decision whether to offer this service to guests or not and Innsbruck Tourismus cannot require them to do so. With a stay of 3 or more nights at a partner company, you will automatically receive the free Welcome Card plus from your accommodation provider. The Welcome Card and the Welcome Card plus are not available for purchase. The card cannot be issued at tourist information centres.

Can I get the Welcome Card before my holiday? And can I use the card on my day of arrival and my day of departure?

It is possible to get the Welcome Card before your holiday. To do this, you need to contact your accommodation provider in advance. The card is valid on both your day of arrival and your day of departure. Unless a limited number of uses is specified for a service, the service can be used multiple times. Please take note of the usage restrictions in the detailed descriptions.

How do I know which public transport services I can use for free with the Welcome Card?

All of the routes within the Innsbruck region that are operated by the VVT (Verkehrsverbund Tirol) and the IVB (Innsbrucker Verkehrsbetriebe)*, as well as regional trains operated by the ÖBB (Austrian Federal Railways), are included. A detailed list showing all of the included routes, as well as the end points where the Welcome Card no longer works as a bus ticket, can be found here.

*Except the hop-on hop-off Sightseer bus and the Hungerburgbahn funicular

Can bicycles be taken on public transport and is this also included with the Welcome Card?

On trains operated by the ÖBB Austrian Federal Railways, you are in principle allowed to take your bike on the train. However, a separate ticket must be purchased for this and this is not included in the Welcome Card. The additional bike ticket is available as a day ticket or a week ticket and can be purchased from the VVT ticket shop, the ÖBB ticket shop or at the machines.

Bicycles can be taken on the IVB buses and trams in the centre of Innsbruck and on the Stubaitalbahn tram (STB tramline) for free at the following times, provided there are bike spaces available: Monday to Friday from 9 am to 3 pm and from 6.30 pm to 6 am, all day on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. If a bus has a bike rack on the back, it can be used for bikes at any time.

On bus routes operated by the VVT (Verkehrsverbund Tirol), bicycles can be taken on low floor buses for free, provided there is a bike space available. If there is a bike rack at the rear of the bus, this must be used.

The transport of bicycles, especially in the interior of the vehicle, cannot be guaranteed, however, as other user groups (e.g. wheelchair users and pushchairs) always have priority and the decision to transport the bike is at the discretion of the vehicle driver.

Does the Welcome Card have to be validated or stamped when being used as a ticket on public transport?

No, the Welcome Card does not have to be validated. You just need to show it if tickets are checked.

Does the Welcome Card plus also include the services provided by the Welcome Card?

Yes, it includes the Bergbahnen Oberperfuss gondola in addition to all of the services already included with a stay of 2+ nights.

Can I go straight through the cable car turnstiles with the Welcome Card or do I need to get a lift pass from the ticket office first?

Yes, you can use the Welcome Card to go straight through the turnstiles. In the event of technical difficulties, please go to the ticket office.

How often can you use the Oberperfuss mountain railway during your stay?

The Welcome Card plus (from 3 nights in the region) includes 1 ascent and descent per stay on the Bergbahnen Oberperfuss gondola for hikers and tobogganers.

Where can you rent a toboggan in Oberperfuss?

You can rent a toboggan from the following providers: Sport Haider and Skischule Kleißl.

The Welcome Card brochure and Terms and Conditions

Detailed information about the Welcome Card to read online or download.

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