FROM THE CITY TO THE PEAKS
All good things come in threes: A three-day experience. A three-day adventure. A three-day delight. Changes of perspective included: because the Alps are filled with peaks and valleys. The city is full of sights and attractions to discover, museums to visit and city tours to enjoy, all surrounded by alpine nature. 72 hours gives you enough time for a trip into the Tyrolean mountains, to enjoy a hike, visit a charming mountain hut and enjoy the wonderful natural surroundings.
THE FIRST DAY
Innsbruck – a city for explorers. Start at one of the many museums, for example the Museum of Tyrolean Folk Art or the Ferdinandeum with its impressive temporary exhibitions. At midday, simply relax and enjoy Tyrolean or international delights – on Maria Theresien Street, for example, or at one of the inviting cafés, bars and restaurants in the centre of Innsbruck.
11 am marks the start of the exciting guided city tour followed by a visit to the City Tower where 133 steps lead up to breathtaking panoramic views. However, the Nordkette mountain range certainly offers the best views from over 2,000 metres above sea level – easily accessible on the Hungerburg funicular and the Nordkettenbahnen cable cars. And the Alpine Zoo with its diverse wildlife is an exciting place to stop on your way back down into town.
THE SECOND DAY
Experience the rich history of the Capital of the Alps: at Ambras Castle, for example, with its beautiful castle gardens, Emperor Ferdinand II’s substantial collection, the chamber of art & curiosities and the armoury. The Bergisel and its impressive ski jump are also located nearby. The jump is one of the regular venues for the Four Hills Tournament and hosted the Winter Olympic Games in 1964 and 1976. The Bergisel also has a rich history, which can be seen at the Tirol Panorama Museum with its Imperial Infantry Museum and unique Giant Panoramic Painting, the largest painting in Tyrol.
In the afternoon, surround yourself with magical sparkle: Swarovski Crystal Worlds invites you to discover the mystical world of light, crystals and music as it has never been seen before. Stop off in the town of Hall en route for an insight into the history of coinage. Hasegg Castle was home to an important mint and is considered to be the birthplace of the dollar.
THE THIRD DAY
The Imperial Palace beckons with 400 impressive rooms and sumptuous State Apartments. The wonderful Court Church is also open for visitors. These splendid facilities were built by the Habsburgs as a hub of imperial life in Innsbruck and have lost none of their magnificence and splendour today.
In the afternoon, you can experience the world from above. Various lifts and cable cars take you soaring up to impressive peaks where you can experience unforgettable panoramic moments and leisurely hikes. If the sun isn’t shining, you can always explore one of the numerous museums, the Audioversum or the historic Grassmayr Bell Foundry instead.
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.