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Get to know Innsbruck your way

Sightseeing classics and insider tips off the beaten track: our tours have it all. So you can explore Innsbruck independently and on your own schedule. Go on a journey of discovery through the oldest parts of the city, take a look at modern Innsbruck or walk in the footsteps of the famous Habsburg imperial dynasty. If you don't have very long, we can even tell you how to get to know Innsbruck in one hour, one day or three days. 

Guided city tours are, of course, also available if you would rather visit Innsbruck's sights with a guide. Click here for more information about the guided tours.

Treasure hunters and puzzle fans explore Walks 4 and 7 on the GO Innsbruck scavenger hunt.

Walk 3: The seven christmas markets – Innsbruck Region
Walk 3: The seven christmas markets
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Max. route length
7 KM
Best season
November
December
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All good things come in threes, so they say. In Innsbruck, all good things come in sevens! At least as far as Innsbruck's "Christmas in the Mountains"(Bergweihnacht) is concerned. Seven different Christmas markets each with its own character and special features give you the perfect opportunity to linger and explore.


The tradition started in 1973 with the traditional market outside the Golden Roof. The Family Market on the market square has a homely atmosphere and lots of exciting attractions for children. The Modern Market on Maria-Theresien-Strasse, Innsbruck's splendid main avenue, has a very special vibe with sparkling tree lights and modern lighting design. The Panorama Market on the Hungerburg with fantastic views of Innsbruck is simply irresistible, whilst the magic of Christmas on Wiltener Platzl includes genuine arts and crafts, outstanding food and a select cultural programme. Another place to enjoy a moment or two of quiet reflection is the Hans-Brenner-Platz square in the St. Nikolaus district. The Imperial “Kaiser Christmas” on the Bergisel completes Innsbruck's “Christmas in the Mountains”. Below the ski jump can be found numerous handicraft stalls from around the region, while the bright lights of the city twinkle at your feet.

 


Route description:

 

  • Start at the Congress Station
  • Take the Hungerburgbahn funicular to the Hungerburg (Market 1), return by funicular to the "Löwenhaus" station
  • Cross the Emile-Béthouart-Steg bridge to the other side of the River Inn
  • St. Nikolaus (Market 2)
  • Go through Walther Park over the Inn Bridge to the market square (Market 3)
  • Go past the Ottoburg into the Old Town (Market 4)
  • Maria-Theresien-Strasse (Market 5)
  • Head south along Leopoldstrasse to Wiltener Platzl (Market 6)
  • Continue south along Leopoldstrasse and go past Brennerstrasse to the Bergisel (Market 7)


Our tip: Anyone who still hasn't had enough after all that Christmas magic should pay a visit to LUMAGICA Innsbruck! The magical light park in the Imperial Gardens fascinates visitors with its luminous mythical and natural beings, interactive light installations and much more. Visit the park and experience this fantastic magical world.

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Elevation profile

afternoon
24°C/75°F
30% Fineweather
4100m
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Saturday

Saturday
21°C/70°F
30% Fineweather
3600m
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Sunday

Sunday
26°C/79°F
70% Fineweather
4000m
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Forecast

A cold front is extending to our region from France. It will not arrive here before the evening, however in the hours before the arrival, the first thunderstorms may form, as is often the case with cold fronts. Dry weather can only be expected for the morning.

Tendency

Saturday will probably be quite changeable. On Sunday and on Monday thunderstorms will die away to leave brighter spells.

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