The best Innsbruck Travel Guide 2021-activities we did,ski resort,hotels,hostels for a great holiday

Innsbruck is the capital of Tyrol and fifth-largest city in Austria. It is situated on the River Inn.

Innsbruck is an internationally renowned winter sports centre; it hosted the 1964 and 1976 Winter Olympics as well as the 1984 and 1988 Winter Paralympics. It also hosted the first Winter Youth Olympics in 2012. The name means “bridge over the Inn”.

We decided to visit the city of Innsbruck a few years ago, when we first went to Italy,and passed by.

The view of this beautiful city captivated us, but at that time we did not have a personal car and we kept postponing it. Even when we bought our own car, always when we had to get to Innsbruck something happened.But this time, we where decided to finally do it.

In the middle of October 2021, on a sunny Saturday, we set off with our children to Innsbruck. We can tell you that from the road, when we were near the city we were delighted by the beautiful mountains we saw.

Luckily for us we managed to park close to the old city, free of charge. We started towards the center, and on our way we met the first tourist objective, namely the Triumphal Gate,that is one of the most famous sights of Innsbruck. It is located at the southern end of today’s Maria-Theresien-Straße, at the time the southern exit of the city.

The best Innsbruck Travel Guide 2021-activities we did,ski resort,hotels,hostels for a great holiday

What we liked about the city of Innsbruck is that you just have to go in a straight line to the Goldenes Dachl to see the vast majority of tourist attractions. From there you turn right and see the rest. Quite simple, but there is also some beautiful places, hidden by tourists. We are happy to have discovered one of them.We will reveal this place later in this article.

These are our pictures taken among Maria-Theresien-Straße:

Then,we saw the the city tower that stands in the middle of the historic center of Innsbruck, at Herzog-Friedrich-Straße 21.

Next,we will show you the photos we have taken at the Goldenes Dachl(Golden Roof).

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The Golden Roof is a late Gothic oriel on the Neuer Hof in Herzog-Friedrich-Strasse in Innsbruck’s old town and is a symbol of the city. The roof of the bay window was covered with 2,657 fire-gilded copper shingles.

Right there,near the Golden Roof is the Hölbling house.It has a very interesting and unique architecture.

After seeing these tourist attractions, we turned right, and immediately arrived at the Hofburg Innsbruck,that is a residence built and inhabited by the Habsburgs. Originally a castle from the late Middle Ages, it was expanded into a castle in the early modern period and was the seat of the Tyrolean sovereigns and the residence of various members of the dynasty until the founding of the republic in 1918. The current state is based on the rococo-style extensions under Empress Maria Theresa and can be partially visited.

From Hofburg, if you continue on the street directly in front you will find a very beautiful church:

From the Church, we returned to the Hofburg and turned left towards Nordkette and saw the Theater.

From the Theater, going straight ahead, and then turn left under a tunel,we arrived at St. Jacob’s Cathedral,that is the cathedral or the bishop’s seat of the Roman Catholic diocese of Innsbruck. In front of the cathedral there is a small park where you can sit on the bench and admire the view.

Now we will reveal the wonderful place that my husband discovered near this cathedral and that tourists did not know about. If you go from the Theater directly in front and you don’t turn left towards the cathedral, you reach the Inn river which offers you some formidable, fairytale views. Most of the tourists didn’t know about it. Nobody came there while we stayed.

From here, we returned to the car and from there we drove to Ambras Castle. It is the only federal museum of the Republic of Austria located outside the federal capital.At its core, it contains the collections of one of the most important collectors of the Habsburg dynasty: Archduke Ferdinand II. The museum is housed in Ambras Castle, a three-part Renaissance palace complex consisting of the Ambras Lower Castle, the Ambras High Castle and the Spanish Hall.

This was our last stop in Innsbruck and we hope you found out some important things that will help you plan your visit to this beautiful city.If you liked this article, read our article about the city of Ingolstadt-Bavaria.

On the way home, we didn’t drive on the highway because it was very crowded, and the navigator took us through the mountains. That’s how we got to Walchensee. We wanted to come here another day anyway and luckily we saved an extra trip.

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