Innsbruck Region

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Your key to unlimited winter fun

VALID FROM 01.11.2023 TO 30.04.2024

Enjoy carefree travel throughout the entire Innsbruck region with our free Welcome Card: the card is your ticket to public transport in the city and countryside. It also includes free/discounted lift rides up into the mountains and discounts or completely free entry to a range of leisure activities. On top of all that, you can take part in our Guided Active Programme for free.

Welcome drinks are a thing of the past: the Welcome Card can do much more

It’s nice to be offered a welcome drink at your accommodation. But it's even better to be given the free Welcome Card. If you’re staying for a minimum of two nights at one of our partner establishments, the Welcome Card allows you to take part in our Guided Active Programme for free. This means you can join a selection of varied winter hikes, snowshoe tours and taster cross-country ski courses accompanied by professional guides. The Welcome Card also offers discounts for other winter sports activities, indoor swimming pools and cultural attractions in the city. The Welcome Card plus, which is valid with a stay of at least three nights, includes two other special highlights: one return trip on the gondolas in Oberperfuss and a 20% discount on a ticket for the Nordkettenbahnen and Patscherkofelbahn.

Welcome Card services at a glance

Included with a stay of at least 2 nights:

  • Public transport within the Innsbruck region incl. the buses and trams in Innsbruck and ski buses for the entire period, as well as Innsbruck’s city bikes for 24 hours
  • guided winter hikes and snowshoe tours each week, as well as one introductory cross-country ski tour and one taster snowshoe tour
  • 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 free return trip on the gondolas in Oberperfuss for tobogganing or winter hiking fun
  • 20% discount on a ticket for the Nordkettenbahnen and Patscherkofelbahn
 
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, plus one cross-country skiing tour and one snowshoe tour per week with certified mountain guides in the Innsbruck region.

Culture and tradition

Free entrtry to Stams Abbay (Guided tours on Thursday)

20 % Innsbruck Winter Dance Festival

15 % 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

20 % JOY - Das Kinderparadies indoor play centre, Völs

20 % Flip Lab, Völs

10 % Experience Tirol

€ 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 % 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 use of city bike Innsbruck (24 hours)

free snooc on the Muttereralm (45 minutes)

Free lift ride

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

Discounted lifts and cable cars

20% Patscherkofelbahnen

20% Innsbrucker Nordkettenbahnen (start: station Congress, Rennweg 3)

 
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, plus one cross-country skiing tour and one snowshoe tour per week with certified mountain guides in the Innsbruck region.

Culture and tradition

Free entrtry to Stams Abbay (Guided tours on Thursday)

20 % Innsbruck Winter Dance Festival

15 % 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

20 % JOY - Das Kinderparadies indoor play centre, Völs

20 % Flip Lab, Völs

10 % Experience Tirol

€ 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 % 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 use of city bike Innsbruck (24 hours)

free snooc on the Muttereralm (45 minutes)

 
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, plus one cross-country skiing tour and one snowshoe tour per week with certified mountain guides in the Innsbruck region.

Culture and tradition

Free entrtry to Stams Abbay (Guided tours on Thursday)

20 % Innsbruck Winter Dance Festival

15 % 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

20 % JOY - Das Kinderparadies indoor play centre, Völs

20 % Flip Lab, Völs

10 % Experience Tirol

€ 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 % 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 use of city bike Innsbruck (24 hours)

free snooc on the Muttereralm (45 minutes)

Free lift ride

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

Discounted lifts and cable cars

20% Patscherkofelbahnen

20% Innsbrucker Nordkettenbahnen (start: station Congress, Rennweg 3)

 
Buyable upgrade

Mobile with the Welcome Card

Stay mobile during your holiday, even without a car! Thanks to the excellent public transport network in the Innsbruck region, getting to many hikes, leisure activities, art attractions and cultural treasures is easy by bus or tram. A special bonus: you can also use regional trains operated by the ÖBB Austrian Federal Railways free of charge within the Innsbruck region. An overview of all included public transport routes is available here.

Enjoy the benefits before you arrive

If you get the digital Welcome Card, you always have it ready on your mobile phone. You can then also use it on the day you arrive in case you want to take public transport within the region to get to your accommodation. Simply contact your accommodation provider to arrange this in advance. Below you will find a practical overview of the Welcome Card services so you can select the ones that are relevant to you. Tick the box for the service of your choice and find out more with just one click.

The Welcome Card brochure

Our current Welcome Card brochure is available to download here. It includes the most important information about the card and details for our Guided Active Programme. If you would prefer a paper copy, you can print it out or order one online. We are happy to send a copy to your home address.

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 plus or do I need to get a lift pass from the ticket office first?

Direct access is possible to the Oberperfuss cable cars (1 free ascent and descent included in the Welcome Card plus). At the Innsbruck Nordkettenbahnen and the Patscherkofelbahn you get the discount by showing the Welcome Card plus at 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.

Discover even more of 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 are amazing with or without skis by the way – or discovering special places in the city on our Walks to Explore: a winter holiday in the Innsbruck region has so much to offer!

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