The world of Innsbruck in 48 hours.
Two days filled with amazement, enjoyment and discovery. To ensure your 48 hours in Innsbruck are a great experience, we’ve put together the main landmarks and attractions that should be included in every two-day discovery tour. By the way, the Innsbruck Card includes free entry to many attractions, as well as activities such as rides on lifts and cable cars.
The first day
Start at one of the many museums, for example the Imperial Palace, the Museum of Tyrolean Folk Art or the Ferdinandeum with its impressive temporary exhibitions. At midday, simply relax and enjoy – on Maria Theresien Street, for example, or at one of the numerous cafés, bars and restaurants in the centre of Innsbruck. The exciting guided city tour starts at 11 am and is ideal for culture fans. It is followed by a visit to the City Tower where 133 steps lead up to breathtaking panoramic views of the historic old town.
However, the Nordkette mountain range certainly offers the best views from over 2,000 metres above sea level. It’s easily accessible on the Norkettenbahnen lifts and cable cars, which start right from the centre of Innsbruck. And the Alpine Zoo with its diverse wildlife is an exciting place to stop on your way back down into town.
THE SECOND DAY:
Swarovski’s dazzling creations are known around the world. But the Swarovski Crystal Worlds in Wattens are even more extraordinary. Fascinating artistic exhibitions and sparkling water & light features accompanied by performances of the music of spheres await you and can be visited at various times every day on the Crystal Worlds shuttle bus.
In the afternoon, head up Patscherkofel mountain where the Winter Olympic Games were hosted in 1964 and 1976. Innsbruck’s "local mountain" is 2,246 metres above sea level and home to the highest botanical garden in Austria with over 400 different types of plants, some of which are highly protected species. One of the oldest and largest populations of stone pine trees in Europe can also be found here on the Patscherkofel. If the weather is not on your side, Innsbruck offers many exciting alternatives: the Audioversum or the Grassmayr Bell Foundry bring magical worlds to life.
24, 48 or 72 hours in Innsbruck
Make the most of your stay! We've got a few tips to help you visit all of the must-sees in Innsbruck: in 24, 48 or 72 hours. The recommendations are structured based on whether you have one, two or three days to explore the Innsbruck region and are designed to help you divide your time as well as possible. They take into account the fact that visitors who are here for three days can take more time than guests who are just passing through. Simply click on the links to see our tips based on the duration of your stay.