Old town and city centre
Looking for something sweet? Konditorei Munding is a patisserie in the centre of Innsbruck that offers delicious treats and sweet “Golden Roof Tiles”. Zimt & Zucker also offers “Golden Tile” treats and Konditorei Pichler and Arko, located under the arcades, are home to delicious chocolates and sweet delights. The famous “Sachertorte” chocolate cake can also be enjoyed in Innsbruck – Café Sacher by the Imperial Palace sells them nicely packaged to take home. Some of nature’s sweet delights can be found at the Tiroler Bienenladen (Tyrolean Bee Shop) on Meranerstrasse and at Tiroler Wachszieher und Lebzelter behind the Golden Roof on Pfarrgasse. Enjoy the scent of beeswax, cinnamon and honey while admiring the lovely selection of colourful products – a treat for multiple senses.
Wine, schnapps and liqueur
A treat for your taste buds also awaits a few paces away at ’sCulinarium, a wine bar and shop that offers a diverse range of fine wines, schnapps, prosecco and whiskies. Fine spirits can also be found on Anichstrasse alongside flavoured oils and various vinegars. The colourful selection is displayed in large glass demijohns and stoneware pots, purchases are bottled as desired in one of the many lovely bottles available. For Austrian wine, visit Invinum near the Ottoburg restaurant.
Enjoy a generous portion of “Speck” (dry-cured ham) or fresh Liptauer (a deliciously tangy cheese spread) at the Ottoburg restaurant – the perfect snack to accompany a good glass of wine. Alternatively, try the delicious products on offer at Speckschwemme or the Hörtnagel delicatessen in the shopping arcade on Burggraben. The weekly market held every Friday on Sparkassenplatz square is a hot tip for exceptional products from local farms. More information can be found under markets.
MPREIS: an Innsbruck institution
Local produce and great wines can also be found at MPREIS, a long-established supermarket chain from Innsbruck. MPREIS also delights with its modern attitude – many of the stores are modern architectural highlights and a prime example of functional energy-saving design. The buildings are so tastefully integrated into the various locations that they were given the title of “seriously sexy” by design magazine “Wallpaper”. Products on offer include fair trade and organic products, as well as fresh produce from farms around Innsbruck. It all began with Therese Mölk; her bakery from the 1920s developed into the supermarket chain we know today. By the way: the original bakery still exists on Dreiheiligenstrasse where the building is used today as a cultural meeting point, concert venue, co-working space and photo lab.
Souvenirs, gifts & fashion
The narrow streets in the city centre are filled with souvenirs of all shapes and sizes, ranging from traditional Tyrolean hats to funny fridge magnets. Jewellery and crystal souvenirs are available from the Swarovski shop on Erzherzog-Friedrich-Strasse. And many clothing stores offer something for everyone, from elegant and fashionable clothing to sports fashion, functional clothing and traditional local dress with modern flair. Maria Theresien Street offers a wide range of shops and products but don’t forget to explore the surrounding streets too – they are also home to many interesting stores.