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afternoon
7°C/45°F
100% Fineweather
2600mm
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Wednesday

Wednesday
8°C/46°F
90% Fineweather
3000mm
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Thursday

Thursday
6°C/43°F
80% Fineweather
2700mm
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Forecast

A new area of high pressure will build over Central Europe today and break up the last of the morning clouds. The sun will then quickly gain the upper hand and bring a nice, dry day.

Tendency

The area of high pressure that built over Europe will stay with us for quite a long time.

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today

afternoon
7°C/45°F
100% Fineweather
2600mm
Frostborder

Wednesday

Wednesday
8°C/46°F
90% Fineweather
3000mm
Frostborder

Thursday

Thursday
6°C/43°F
80% Fineweather
2700mm
Frostborder

Forecast

A new area of high pressure will build over Central Europe today and break up the last of the morning clouds. The sun will then quickly gain the upper hand and bring a nice, dry day.

Tendency

The area of high pressure that built over Europe will stay with us for quite a long time.

Need help? Contact us!

Innsbruck Tourism


Mon - Fri: 8.00 am - 5.00 pm

Hotel- and group reservations


Mon - Fri: 9.00 am - 5.00 pm

Tourist info


Mon - Fri: 10.00 am - 5.00 pm

Bergisel – history, sport and nature

A city escape – between urban flair and alpine nature: Innsbruck offers a unique mix of urban flair and alpine lifestyle seldom seen elsewhere. You don't even have to venture high into the mountains to experience this exceptional combination – a few steps out the centre is all it takes to walk between the two worlds. A tour of the famous Bergisel is a particularly wonderful example of this.

City trips rarely include much nature. In Innsbruck, it's different. Lena and Fabian treasure Innsbruck's unique mix of urban lifestyle and mountains. On their second visit to this alpine metropolis, they decided to do a very special discovery tour: the "Bergisel-Sillschlucht-Runde", a circular tour of Bergisel and the Sill Gorge. Lena finds the walk a particular highlight in autumn. "From Bergisel, you have a great view of the Nordkette mountain range, which is often covered with a dusting of snow at this time of year. The contrast to the colourful forest is stunning." And if you find yourself longing for higher peaks, you can always choose your next destination during the walk. "From the ‘Drachenfelsen’ viewing platform in the Sill Gorge, for example, you can see Nockspitze mountain soaring up out of the colourful autumn canopy. You can do a magnificent mountain tour there starting from either Axamer Lizum or Muttereralm" Lena excitedly explains.

Innsbruck has it all: splendid historic buildings, an Imperial Palace, narrow lanes, medieval arcades, magnificent shopping streets and futuristic architecture like the Hungerburgbahn funicular. What's more, this urban masterpiece is surrounded by breathtaking mountain scenery. However, there may still be days when you long for a city escape, to get away from the heat of the city in summer for example. And this is something Innsbruck has also perfected. 

Bergisel – a monument to freedom fighters and ski jumping legends

The tour around Bergisel is one of the most varied in the area – this large hill is located on the southern edge of the city and is a sightseeing highlight from both a sporting and historical perspective. Today, Bergisel is home to a ski jump that welcomes the world's best ski jumpers year on year for the Four Hills Tournament. In 1809, however, the hill was also the site of the rise and fall of freedom fighter Andreas Hofer. The Tirol Panorama Museum and Imperial Infantry Museum at the foot of the Bergisel feature impressive exhibitions that show just how closely his fate is interwoven with the history of the region. 

Andreas Hofer
Andreas Hofer
The Tirol Panorama Museum
The Tirol Panorama Museum

Coffee at the top of the jump tower – variety guaranteed

If you want to start your tour at the futuristic-looking ski jump, you can take the sightseeing bus known as the Sightseer, which stops at the ski jump stadium. The ski jump tower is a lovely place for a coffee but there is a real danger you might stay too long: if you can tear yourself away from your seat overlooking the breathtaking scenery of the city with the Nordkette mountain range towering up behind it, follow the "Panoramaweg" panoramic trail down into the wildly romantic Sill Gorge and on to the State Museum.  

Finally, Lena has a very special recommendation: "Immerland cafe is a great place to stop for breakfast or a cappuccino during your sightseeing tour. It is located on the charming Wiltener Platzl square, just a few minutes from the city centre."

Views of the region
Views of the region
Bergisel Ski Jump
Bergisel Ski Jump

Duration

Half day, or full day incl. a visit to Bergisel Ski Jump and the museum. Walking time through the Sill Gorge: approx. 1 hour. 

Difficulty

Easy tour. Sturdy footwear is, however, still recommended. Please note: the path through the Sill Gorge is not wheelchair accessible or pushchair friendly.

Tip

You can shorten your journey back to the city centre by taking the Sightseer bus from the ski jump or the tram from Wilten Abbey.

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The fascinating essence of this alpine city on one of our numerous sightseeing routes. Here you’ll find information about recommended tours.

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