Just around the corner!
capital of the Alps
At 2,020 metres up in the Kühtai, you can enjoy nature and the feeling of being far removed from everyday life. At the same time, Innsbruck city centre is less than 40 minutes away.
Innsbruck is a remarkable city to visit, featuring a unique variety of experiences between 574 and 2,350 metres up. Alpine yet urban, sporty and dynamic, and cosmopolitan while remaining distinctive, Innsbruck is a city that is true to tradition and boasts an exceptional appeal.
Innsbruck is home to a number of internationally renowned festivals and cultural events, world-famous sights, city tours, modern architecture, cinemas, theatres, concert halls, museums, galleries, shopping opportunities and a casino.
Innsbruck is a transport hub for those travelling from east to west and from north to south. There is an international airport and a railway station that is a calling point on all major routes.
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Sights to see & culture
EVENTS & OTHER
Christmas markets have a long tradition in the Tyrol. Many villages and communities have small Christmas markets with special events and their own particular blend of features.
Innsbruck’s Christmas in the mountains begins in mid-November and continues through to the start of January. There are five Christmas markets spread across the city:
- The market in the Old Town, featuring the large Christmas tree, the tower trumpeters and the fairy tale alley in front of the Golden Roof
- The market at Marktplatz, featuring a carousel, the ‘Kasperltheater’ puppet show and alternative handicrafts
- The modern market on Maria-Theresien-Strasse, featuring an avenue lined with illuminated trees
- The small Hungerburg Christmas market, featuring a view of the city
- The tranquil market at the Wiltener Platzl square, which is particularly popular with the locals
The markets are accompanied by a programme of events featuring music, traditional processions, performances and much more besides.