Bergisel Ski Jump & the Tirol Panorama Museum
Where sport, architecture & stunning panoramas meet
Dynamic, modern, elegant – the Bergisel Ski Jump is one of Innsbruck’s most remarkable landmarks and also the most modern ski jump facility in Europe. It has become a symbol of Innsbruck and an annual venue for internationally renowned sports events, such as the Four Hills Tournament, Air & Style and many other big events – with an arena that can welcome up to 28,000 spectators.
This famous attraction, which was redesigned in 2001 by Iraqi-born star architect Zaha Hadid , is also perfect for a spontaneous visit. The breathtaking architecture and impressive combination of jump tower, café and inrun can’t be found anywhere else in the world. The shapes flow together to form an elegant composition, a striking unity. Zaha Hadid was the first woman in the world to win the coveted Pritzker Prize – she was also behind the Tomigaya Building in Tokyo, the Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art in Cincinatti and the expansion of the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid. But the Bergisel Ski Jump isn’t just an attractive destination for architecture lovers: it offers a winning combination of culture, enjoyment, panoramic views and sport.
Magnificent views. Culinary heights.
Mountain peaks that shoot up into the sky, the Capital of the Alps below, towered over by the magnificent Nordkette mountain range, the Patscherkofel with its distinctive shape and the tremendous Serles. 360-degree views ensure unforgettable panoramic moments – easily accessible thanks to the funicular and lift. And ski jumpers can also often be seen training here. The “Sky” restaurant boasts 120 seats directly under the viewing platform and takes visitors to new culinary heights – it’s also bookable for private events, such as incentives, including use of the funicular and lift.
Where history comes to life
The Bergisel is far more than just home to a unique ski jump facility – it also looks back on a very eventful history. 200 years ago, the historic Battle of Bergisel took place on these slopes – when Tyrolean insurgents, led by Andreas Hofer, were far outnumbered by Napoleon’s army and Bavarian forces.
This significant moment in history can still be experienced up close at the Bergisel today: German painter Zeno Diemer from Munich immortalised the Third Battle of Bergisel, which took place on 13th August 1809, as a Giant Panoramic Painting. This important piece of 360° art was created in 1896, covers a canvas that is over 1,000 square metres and can be found in the Tirol Panorama Museum, which opened on the Bergisel in 2011 and also features an Imperial Infantry Museum. It took Zeno Diemer just eight months to create this world-famous piece of art. Today it gives us valuable insights into the world of the 19th century and provides important information about the heroic defence on Bergisel. Many decades later, the Bergisel was once again the site of a battle. However, this time it wasn’t for the freedom of the Tyrolean people – it was for Olympic Gold. The Olympic flame burned on the Bergisel in 1964 and 1976 and the Capital of the Alps became world famous. Almost ten years later, all eyes turned to the Bergisel again when Pope John Paul II celebrated a Mass there in 1998 for over 60,000 followers.
Your ticket to great diversity
Sport, architecture, panoramic views, a rich history and pure enjoyment: experience the full diversity of the Bergisel, including the ski jump, for free with the Innsbruck Card – the circular “Panorama” hiking trail, the shooting huts, the officers’ mess, the Imperial Infantry Museum, The Tirol Panorama with its Giant Panoramic Painting and the breathtaking viewing platform at a height of over 47 metres.
Tel. restaurant: +43 512 589259 30
Tel. office: +43 512 589259
June to October daily from 9 am – 6 pm. November to May from 10 am – 5 pm, closed Tuesdays. Please note the closing times. Last admission half an hour beforehand.
Museumstraße 15, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
Tel: +43 512 594 89
Fax: +43 512 594 89 109
Tirol Panorama Museum with Imperial Infantry Museum, Giant Panoramic Paining and “Myth of Tyrol” exhibition
Wednesday to Monday: 9 am – 5 pm