The elegant side of Innsbruck
Between historical buildings
The curved stations of the Hungerburgbahn funicular glisten like glacial ice between the bottom lift station in the city centre and the top station above Innsbruck. These stations are the work of international star architect Zaha Hadid. The grand dame of architecture also redesigned the historic Bergisel Ski Jump in the south of the city, in a spot where Tyrolean freedom fighter Andreas Hofer once led his men into battle. Today, the ski jump is a design highlight with an Olympic past that stands proudly above the city.
Modern architecture is a constant companion during a city walk in Innsbruck. For example the BTV Forum, the Liber Wiederin bookstore or the contemporary square by the Federal State Parliament building. In the centre of Innsbruck, the Kaufhaus Tyrol and Rathausgalerien shopping centres show the city’s modern side. Simply head off around the city and you'll come across many other architectural highlights that complement Innsbruck's picture-perfect historic buildings.