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Eco-friendly travel guide to Innsbruck advises how to be a responsible tourist. Learn how to explore the attractions in a sustainable way and how to respect the local people and culture. Make your trip green by supporting locally owned hotels, organic restaurants and other businesses. Read more on how to protect the environment by making conscientious choices and how to travel green in Innsbruck, Austria.


  • Air quality: 3.9 / 5
  • Exploring by foot: 4.3 / 5
  • Exploring by bicycle: 4.0 / 5
  • Public transportation: 3.8 / 5
  • Parks: 3.3 / 5
  • Outdoor activities: 3.6 / 5
  • Locals' English level: 4.1 / 5
  • Safety: 3.9 / 5
  • Accommodation: US$40 - $187
  • Budget per day: US$70 - $238

Responsible Travel

Innsbruck is one of the major cities found in Austria. Traveling responsibly while in Innsbruck will continue to propel the city to its full potential. Wen we dispose of waste appropriately, not only are we preserving the natural beauty of the environment but also protecting ourselves from diseases that will negatively affect our health. Water is one of the most important natural resources in the world thus we must protect and preserve it in any way we can. When we use water responsibly, we will be doing our part in preserving this precious resource. The air that we breathe is the most important natural resource in the world. We need to protect it in any way we can such as minimizing the amount of toxic emissions being released to the air. We can do this by walking more often than using cars to move around the city. For instances where we use vehicles to travel, let us embrace the use of public transport more often as we would be reducing the number of vehicles emitting toxic emissions into the air.


Air Quality and Pollution

The air quality of Innsbruck is moderate with the Air quality Index standing at 74 US AQI. The main pollutant is PM2. 5. In terms of pollution, noise and light pollution in Innsbruck tops the levels of pollution in the city. The lowest levels of pollution in the city is pollution of drinking water.


Respect the Culture

The culture of Innsbruck is highly dependent on specific festivals that are usually held in the city annually. Both locals and foreigners take part in some of these celebrations if not all the celebrations. From December to February, the Igls Bobsleigh Rides are usually held in the city. This same event is then held between July to September. Both of these events are held on the bobsleigh run which was constructed in 1976 when Olympics were hosted in the city. Other festivities such as New Year, Easter, and Christmas are usually celebrated in this culture. Several sporting events are also held in the city. Dances and live events are usually held during the summer season.


Top 10 Places to Visit

Baggersee Innsbruck. This lake is situated towards the south eastern area of Innsbruck, Amras district in Austria. It occupies a total area of 2.8 hectares. Recreational activities are usually held at this lake during summer when the lake's temperatures usually rise up to 24 °C. Some of the recreational activities that usually take place here include badminton, table tennis, beach volleyball, and street ball. During autumn, surfing is the main recreational activity that usually takes place at this lake. There are several treatment plants around near the lake which usually supply enough water to this lake maintaining its high levels despite many activities being carried here. Bathing is also allowed at this lake during certain seasons. During the non-bathing season, water birds such as swans and cormorants usually come to this lake.

Patscherkofel. This mountain is located in Innsbruck, Austria. It stands at a height of 2,246 meters above sea level. Igls town is located on the north-western slope of this mountain at a height of 870 meters above sea level. The Quartz phyllite comprises most of the rock surface found at the peak of this mountain with patches of feldspar and gneiss also found here. Basalt, dolomite, and chalk deposits can also be found on certain surfaces on the mountain. The main soil types found here include podzolized brown earth, acid brown earth, and iron-humus podzol. Two Winter Olympics were held here, the 1964 and 1976 Winter Olympics, where the men's downhill race, luge, and bobsleigh competitions were held on this mountain. Franz Klammer, a Ski legend managed to win a gold medal on this mountain at the age of 22 years during the downhill race where he won by 0.33 seconds in 1976.

Innsbruck Cathedral. This parish is also referred to as the Cathedral of St. James. It was constructed in the 18th century and handed over to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Innsbruck. It is located in Innsbruck, Austria. It was dedicated to the apostle Saint James, son of Zebedee. The architectural design of this parish was done by Johann Jakob Herkomer, who was an architect. Inside the church, you will find three domed vaults spanning the nave, and a dome with lantern above the chancel. The Asam brothers are also believed to have contributed to the interior design of this parish. It has two important treasures which are the painting of Maria Hilf by Lucas Cranach and the canopied tomb of Archduke Maximilian III of Austria, who was the Grand Master of the Teutonic Knights. Many sections of this cathedral were destroyed during World War II, but renovation works done later restored them.

The Natterer See. It is also referred to as Lake Natters. This highland lake, located 830 metres above sea level, is located in Innsbruck, Austria. Hiking tours are usually held here where you can even walk around the lake. It has excellent water quality rated at Grade A. Areas close to the lake where reed grows, usually supplies fresh water to this lake. During summer, the water temperature at this lake usually ranges between 18 to 20 °C.

Hasegg Castle. It is situated in Innsbruck, Austria. It was established after 1300 when Hall became the headquarters of Tyrolean commerce and salt mining. It was constructed to provide protection to the salt mines, the bridge across River Inn, and the old Roman Road. The mint found here was constructed in 1477 by Sigismund who was an Archduke of Austria. It grew in fame in the minting of silver Thales between 1748 and 1768, where it produced more than 17 million pieces.

The Europa Bridge. It is located in Innsbruck, Austria. This bridge measures 777 meters in length and crosses over the Wipp Valley and the Sill River. It is also part of the main passage across the Alps from Austria to Italy and between southeastern Germany and northern Italy. There is a Bungee jumping facility here that stretches up to 192 meters.

The Hafelekarspitze. This mountain is also referred to as the North Chain. It is situated towards the north area of Innsbruck, Austria. At the western slope of this mountain, you will find the Nordkette Cable Car. You can easily access the peak of this mountain by foot from this station. The Hafelekar Survey Station, which is a cosmic radiation observatory of the University of Innsbruck, is also located on this mountain.

The Bergisel Ski Jump. It is a ski jumping hill which has a stadium having a capacity of 26,000. It is situated in Innsbruck, Austria. Several of the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup events have been held here. The first events of this tournament were held here during the 1920s where competitors used simple wood constructions. The ski hill here was later rebuild in 1964 and finally renovated in 2003. This last architectural renovation was designed by Zaha Hadid, a British Iraqi architect.

The Nordkette Cable Car. It has a station in Innsbruck which connects the city to the Nordkette, which is the southern extreme of the Karwendel mountain chain. It usually operates between Hungerburg, Seegrube, and Hafelekar stations.

The Nordkette. It is also referred to as the North Chain or the Northern Range. This mountain range is located in Innsbruck, Austria. It is located on the southern extreme of the Karwendel mountain chain. It is bordered to the east by the Stempeljoch saddle to the Gleirsch-Halltal Range and to the west by the Erl Saddle to the Erlspitze Range. The highest peak here is known as the Kleiner Solstein. The Nordkette Cable Car offers transportation services to and from Innsbruck to this mountain.


Explore

Innsbruck is one of the major cities of Austria and is the capital of the Tirol State. There are many attraction sites which you can visit in the city and make memories of your stay here. These amazing attraction sites include the Hafelekarspitze, the Baggersee Innsbruck, and the Europa Bridge. At the Tyrolean State Museum, you will be able to see the artifacts and archives that explain the culture and history of this city. You will also be able to enjoy amazing delicacies from the restaurants found here in the city.


City Parks

The Hofgarten. This public park is located in Altstadt in Innsbruck, Austria. It occupies a total area of 10 hectares. It is bordered by the Kongresshaus, the Hofburg, and the Tyrolean State Theatre. It is believed to date back to 600 years ago. It underwent several changes where it was first made a Renaissance garden then turned into a French formal garden and then later turned into an English landscape garden in 1858. It was finally converted 40 years later into what it is today. This garden is managed by the Austrian Federal Gardens under the Ministry of the Environment in the country.


National Parks

Alpenzoo Innsbruck. It is situated in Innsbruck, Austria. It is among the highest elevation zoos in Europe and is believed to have been established in by Hans Psenner, an Austrian zoologist in September 1962. Several endangered species were reintroduced into this park such as the bearded vulture. The entry fees paid at the entrance to this park facilitates all the activities taking place at this park. The surrounding communities together with the support of the local government, more additional funds are usually garnered.


Beaches

Innsbruck is a very beautiful city located close to the sea where you can relax and enjoy the warm sun on the fine sand. You can also participate in the many activities that take place including swimming, surfing and other extreme water sports. Fishing is also possible in some of these beaches in the city. Some of the most popular beaches in Innsbruck include:

Strandbad Alpenblick

Hundestrand

Strandbad


Landmarks

The Triumphal Arch. This historical monument is located in Innsbruck, Austria. It is situated close to the Maria-Theresien-Straße. It was completed in August 1765,on the wedding of Archduke Leopold to Maria Luisa, who was a Spanish princess. A memorial motif was crafted into the Arch's northern side upon the death of Leopold’s father.

St. Anne's Column. This historical landmark is located in Innsbruck, Austria. It is situated on Maria-Theresien-Straße. It was named in 1703 on St. Anne's Day, when the final group of Bavarian soldiers were evicted from the city. It was built by Cristoforo Benedetti, a Trient sculptor, using red Kramsach marble.

The Goldenes Dachl. This historical monument is situated in Altstadt in Innsbruck, Austria. It is the most popular symbol in the city. Its construction was completed in 1500 where the roof was fitted with a total of 2,657 fire-gilded copper tiles. The marriage ceremony between Emperor Maximilian I and Bianca Maria Sforza took place in this monument.


Museums

The Tyrolean State Museum. This museum is also called as the Ferdinandeum after Archduke Ferdinand. It is situated in Innsbruck, Austria. It was established in 1823 under the Tyrolean State Museum Ferdinandeum Society. Here, you will be able to see the Tyrolean Folk Song Archives. This museum is run by Wolfgang Meighörner.

The Tirol Panorama. This museum is an affiliate of the Imperial Infantry or Tirol Panorama. It is is situated on Innsbruck, Austria. Here, you will find the enormous paranomic painting brought here in September 2010. This museum displays the Tyrolean Rebellion of 1809. You will also find the “Tyrolean Stage”. Here, you will find exhibits depicting themes such as religion, politics, and nature.

Ambras Castle. This castle is situated in Innsbruck, Austria. It is situated on a hill rising to an elevation of 587 meters above sea level. It was constructed during the 16th century. The cultural significance of this castle became evident during the reign of Archduke Ferdinand II. He was among some of the most re-known art collectors. Initially, it was a fortress but under the orders of the prince here, it was turned into a Renaissance castle as a gift for his wife.

The Tyrolean Folk Art Museum. This museum is located in Innsbruck, Austria. It is among the most iconic museums in Europe. Here, you will find some some of the most amazing cultural artifacts belonging to the Tyrol region. It occupies four floors of a former Franciscan monastery. Exhibits that are found here include traditional clothing, metal works, household items, handicrafts, pottery, textiles, glass, furniture, and religious and secular cultural art pieces belonging to the Tyrol regions. The rooms found here have wood panels. These rooms date back to the Baroque, Gothic, and Renaissance periods.


Eat

Austrian cuisines top the list in many of the delicacies that you are going to enjoy here in Innsbruck. The traditional and local restaurants in the city make local delicacies here to be a priority. The portions are usually generous but prices range from restaurant to restaurant. There are also vegetarian and vegan restaurants in the city where you can enjoy non-gluten delicacies.


Traditional Local Restaurants

Ottoburg. This restaurant is located in Innsbruck, Austria. Here, you will be able to enjoy tasty local delicacies. The staff here is charming and friendly towards clients. The service that you will receive here is fast and reliable. This restaurant occupies several floors of the building. It is usually open all through the week between 11:30am to 2:30pm and 6pm to 12am. You can get in touch with the management here using this number, +43 512 584338.


Vegetarian and Vegan

Restaurant Olive Wiltener Platz`l. This restaurant is located in Innsbruck, Austria. Here, you will be able to enjoy delicacies that are gluten-free. The staff here is friendly and charming towards clients. Some of the amazing delicacies that are offered here include Burger Meister, Salat Mit Ziegenkäse, Kartoffeln among others. Drinks are also available here where you will get to enjoy a wide variety of beers and wines and even sodas. It is usually open from Monday to Friday from 11:30 am to 10 pm while it is closed over the weekends. You can get in touch with the management here using this number, +43 512 359075.

Green Flamingo Innsbruck. This restaurant is located in Innsbruck, Austria. Here, you will be able to enjoy tasty vegetarian dishes served in generous portions. The interior decor of this restaurant is amazing creating that peaceful and enjoyable atmosphere here. The staff here is amazing and professionally interacts with clients. Some of the amazing delicacies offered here include Vietnamese Sandwich, Flamingo Burger, French Fries, and Beyond Meat Sausage Pizza. It is usually open from Wednesday to Sunday where it is open between 4pm to 7pm from Wednesday to Friday while it is open between 12 pm to 7 pm over the weekends. You can get in touch with the management here using this number, +43 512 275549.


Street Food

Strudel. This is the most popular delicacy sold in the streets of Innsbruck, Austria. It is tasty and is beloved by both locals and foreigners. It is usually prepared using several ingredients but the most common ones are Mushroom and broccoli strudel and Blue cheese strudel.


Drink

M + M Bar. This cocktail bar is located in Innsbruck, Austria. Here, you will be able to choose from a wide variety of cocktails which are quite strong and tasty. The cocktails are usually professionally presented to clients. The staff here is amazing and charming towards clients. Some of the amazing drinks that you will get to enjoy here include Long Island, Pisco Sour, Kumquats Mojito, White Russian, Appletini, and even Coffee Martini. It is usually open from Wednesday to Saturday between 5 pm to 10 pm. You can get in touch with the management here using this number, +43 699 15220139.

Tribaun. This bar is located in Innsbruck, Austria. Here, you will be able to enjoy a wide variety of beers and wines. Several snacks are also sold at this bar. It is usually open from Monday to Saturday where it is open between 5 pm to 1 am from Monday to Thursday while it is open between 5 pm to 3 am on Fridays and Saturdays. It is usually closed on Sundays.


Tap-water

Most of the tap water in Innsbruck is safe to drink as the local authorities here put attention into detail in making faucet water in the city to be portable.


Organic Cafés

haepinest. This cafe is located in Innsbruck, Austria. Here, you will be able to enjoy tasty snacks and drinks including Scrambled Eggs with Chorizo, Flat White Coffee, Filter Coffee, and Double Espresso. It is usually open from Wednesday to Sunday between 10 am to 4 pm while it is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.


Breweries

Krahvogel. This brewery is located in Innsbruck, Austria. They make a wide variety of wines and beers.

Tiroler Bier. It is located in Innsbruck, Austria. The host here is usually amazing and more than willing to take visitors on a tour of the brewery. You will be able to enjoy a variety of beers and whiskies here. This brewery also makes its own vinegar. You will be able to enjoy scenic views of the surrounding landscape including mountains and cliffs. It is within walking distance from the CBD. You can get in touch with the management here using this number, +43 664 2346839.


Activities

Innsbruck is one of the major cities of Austria and is the capital of the Tirol State. There are many attraction sites which you can visit in the city and make memories of your stay here. These amazing attraction sites include the Hafelekarspitze, the Baggersee Innsbruck, and the Europa Bridge. At the Tyrolean State Museum, you will be able to see the artifacts and archives that explain the culture and history of this city. You will also be able to enjoy amazing delicacies from the restaurants found here in the city.


Yoga and Retreats

YOGA Mitte. This yoga retreat center is situated in Innsbruck, Austria. It was established in 2018. The trainers here have all undertaken a 4-year yoga teaching training course. Here, you will be able to enjoy yoga classes, seminars, and even yoga training courses. You can get in touch with the management here using this number, +43 677 63113996.

Yoga Loft Innsbruck. This yoga studio is located in Innsbruck, Austria. Here, you will find wooden parquet floors and a large paranomic window to maximize on the yoga experience that you will get here. The interior decor of this studio is breathtaking. You will be able to enjoy various gentle yoga styles, meditation, relaxation, and summer yoga. It is usually open all through the week from 5 pm to 9 pm. You can get in touch with the management here using this number, +43 650 6287817.


Accommodation

Sonnenhaus Innsbruck. This accommodation property is located in Innsbruck, Austria. Amenities that guests will get to enjoy here include free Wi-Fi, a garden, a terrace, and free private parking. Popular points of interest located close to this property include the Innsbruck Airport which is located 2 kilometers away, the Imperial Palace Innsbruck which is located 5 kilometers away, and the Golden Roof which is located 6 kilometers from this property.

Panorama Apart Weisses Rössl. It is located in Innsbruck, Austria. Amenities that guests will get to enjoy here are a terrace free Wi-Fi, and free ample parking. You will be able to enjoy breathtaking views of the Stubai Alps and the Inn Valley. The rooms here are fitted with a satellite TV, a fully equipped kitchen, and a personal bathroom.


Green Hotels

Austria Trend Hotel Congress. It is situated near the Congress and Exhibition Centre of Innsbruck in Austria. Amenities that guests will get to enjoy here include a garden, a terrace, a spa, a gym, conference facilities, a restaurant, a bar, and a parking area which is available at an extra charge. The rooms here are fitted with air conditioning, safes, and an espresso coffee machine in the executive rooms. You will be able to enjoy scenic views of the surrounding landscape from here. The management here has installed solar panels that heat up the water used in showers. They have also installed efficient waste management systems to effectively handle all the waste produced at this hotel. Guests will get to enjoy a variety of dishes that are offered at the on-site restaurant which includes buffet breakfasts, business lunches, and a variety of specialities. Shuttle services are being offered to nearby skiing and hiking areas. It is located in close to the Hungerburgbahn cable car station and Inn River.

Hotel Innsbruck. It is situated in Innsbruck, Austria. Amenities that guests will get to enjoy here include free Wi-Fi, an indoor pool, a terrace, 2 spa areas, and garage parking which is available at an extra charge. The rooms here are fitted with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, a minibar, a safe, and a personal bathroom. The management here has installed modern waste management equipments that are able to handle all the waste produced at this hotel. The Inn River and the Hungerburgbahn Cable Car station are located close to this property.


Hostels and Guest Houses

Gartenhotel Garni Pension guesthouse. It is located in Innsbruck, Austria. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property here. The rooms here are fitted with a flat-screen TV, a lounge area, a hairdryer, and free toiletries. Breakfast is usually offered every morning. Popular points of interest located close to this guesthouse include the Golden Roof which is located 1.1 kilometers away, the Imperial Palace Innsbruck and the New Hungerburgbahn, both of which are located 1.3 kilometers away, and the Innsbruck Airport which is located 2 kilometers from this property.

Hostel Marmota. It is located in Innsbruck, Austria. Amenities that guests will get to enjoy here include free Wi-Fi, a garden, a terrace, barbecue facilities,and a paid parking area. The rooms here are fitted with a shared lounge area and a personal toilet and bathroom. There is also a luggage and ski and snowboard storage room available here. The Tivoli Stadium is located 1 kilometer from this property.

The Muttererhof guesthouse. It is located in Innsbruck, Austria. Amenities that guests will get to enjoy here include free Wi-Fi, a terrace, and free private parking. The rooms here are fitted with a flat-screen cable TV and a private bathroom with a balcony fitted in some rooms. Guests will get to enjoy the buffet breakfast offered here every morning where diet menus are also offered. Luggage storage facilities are available here. Several activities that one can engage in while at this guesthouse include hiking and skiing. Popular points of interest located close to this guesthouse include the Muttereralm Ski Area and the Innsbruck Airport which is located 4 kilometers from this property.

Blue Mountain Hostel. It is located in the Hötting district of Innsbruck in Austria. The rooms here come fitted with a lounge area, a kitchen area, and a bathroom, all of which are shared among guests. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the complex. Activities that you can engage in while here include cycling, skiing, and even playing darts. Popular points of interest located close to this hostel include the Innsbruck Airport which is located 1 kilometers away, Maria Theresien Street which is located 2.4 kilometers away, the Triumphal Arch Innsbruck which is located 2.5 kilometers away, the Golden Roof which is located 2.8 kilometers away, the Imperial Palace Innsbruck which is located 3.2 kilometers away, the State Museum of Tyrol - Ferdinandeum which is located 3.6 kilometers away, the Bergisel Ski Jump which is located 4.4 kilometers away, and the Ambras Castle which is located 6 kilometers from this property.


Apartments

Riedz Apartments. They are located in Innsbruck, Austria. Construction of these apartments was completed in December 2013. Each unit here is fitted with a flat-screen cable TV, a lounge area, a dining area, a kitchen area, and a personal bathroom. There is a snack vending machine on-site with the available free Wi-Fi being a plus. Laundry services are also offered here. Popular points of interest located close to this property are the Inn River and the Innsbruck’s Old Town.

Central Suite. This apartment building is located in the Innenstadt district of Innsbruck, Austria. Amenities that guests will get to enjoy here include free Wi-Fi and a casino. Each unit here is fitted with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a kitchen area, a microwave, a dishwasher, and a personal bathroom. Activities that one can engage in while here are cycling and skiing. Popular points of interest located close to this property include Triumphal Arch Innsbruck, State Museum of Tyrol - Ferdinandeum, Casino Innsbruck, Maria Theresien Street, the Golden Roof which is located 1.3 kilometers away, Imperial Palace Innsbruck which is located 1.6 kilometres away, and the Innsbruck Airport which is located 3 kilometers from this property.

Blackhome City Apartments. These apartments are located in Innsbruck, Austria. They were established in August 2016. Free Wi-Fi is available here. The units are fitted with a furnished kitchen, a coffee maker, a hairdryer, and a personal bathroom. Popular points of interest located close to these apartments include the Olympia World, the Innsbruck Mitte Motorway Exit which is located 1 kilometer away, Bergisel Ski Jump which is located 1.4 kilometers away, the Golden Roof which is located 2 kilometers away, and the Innsbruck Airport which is located 5 kilometers from this property.

SkyLounge City-Apartments. They are located in Innsbruck, Austria. Free Wi-Fi as well as private ample parking are available on-site. The units here are fitted with a flat-screen TV, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen with a microwave; an oven; a refrigerator; an electric kettle; a coffee maker; and a dishwasher, a hairdryer, and a personal bathroom. Popular points of interest located close to this property include Triumphal Arch Innsbruck, Maria Theresien Street, the State Museum of Tyrol - Ferdinandeum which is located 1.7 kilometers away, the Imperial Palace Innsbruck which is located 1.8 kilometers away, and the Innsbruck Airport which is located 4 kilometers from this property.

Apartments im Herzen von Innsbruck. These apartments are located in Innsbruck, Austria. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the entire complex. The units here are fitted with a dining area, a kitchen area, a refrigerator, and a stove top. Hiking and skiing activities are available here. Popular points of interest located close to this property include Imperial Palace Innsbruck, the Cathedral of St. James, the Tyrolean State Theatre Innsbruck, the State Museum of Tyrol - Ferdinandeum, the Golden Roof which is located 1 kilometer away, and the Innsbruck Airport which is located 4 kilometers from this property.


Couchsurfing

Many of the locals here in Innsbruck enjoy the fun experiences brought by the jovial guests they will host in their homes through the couch surfing venture. This gives people a chance to interact and even learn some but of culture from each other.


Camping

Camping has always been a fun experience in Innsbruck with both the owners and local authorities working together to ensure that campers will have a great experience in the city. The campsite owners have brought out that natural feeling of the surrounding by setting up campsites close to amazing landscapes and natural features. The locals authorities in their part have ensured that security has been beefed up for campers. Some of the amazing campsites found in Innsbruck are :

Camping Innsbruck

Natterer See


How to Get There

Austria is a landlocked country thus the main modes of transport to access Innsbruck are air, road, and rail.

Air. You can get into Innsbruck by air through the Innsbruck Airport from both regional and international destinations. Several airlines usually operate from this airport including the national carrier, Austrian Airlines.

Road. The two main means by road to get Innsbruck are by car and by long-distance bus. One of the main highways in the country connect Vienna, the capital to Innsbruck. The total distance between these two cities is believed to be approximately 477 kilometers. Salzburg is also one of the major cities in the country connected to Innsbruck. You can also access the city from international destinations such as Lichtenstein and Zurich. When you choose to use the long-distance bus, you are advised to use the FlixBus service to be able to access Innsbruck from nearby cities. A city like Berlin, which is found in Germany, the total time taken on this bus through these two cities is believed to be approximately 12 hours with the fare being estimated at €35 per person. These buses usually stop at Südbahnstrasse Street in Innsbruck, Austria.

Rail. You can access Innsbruck form both regional destinations such as Vienna and Linz to international destinations such as Berlin, Zurich, and Prague.


Air

Innsbruck Airport. It is also referred to as the Kranebitten Airport. It serves both regional and international flights. It is situated towards the west of Innsbruck where it serves airlines coming from international destinations such as London, Edinburgh, Bristol, Amsterdam, Birmingham, Frankfurt among others. The most common regional destination is the capital, Vienna. Some of the major airlines operating to this airport include Austrian Airlines, Finnair, TUI Airways, British Airways, Lufthansa, EasyJet, and Transavia among others.


Bus

More than twenty bus companies connect Innsbruck to other cities in the country. Most of the working hours for these buses are during the daytime. There are also eleven bus services that operate overnight between 11pm to 5am. The VVT bus services usually operate within the streets of Innsbruck connecting even the suburbs to the city's CBD. Several private bus companies have also joined in as well. The TS bus service is the best option for anyone planning to take on sight seeing tours within the city.


Train

The railway industry in Innsbruck is booming as the Innsbruck Hauptbahnhof also receives trains from across the borders of Austria to international cities such as Berlin, Zurich, Hamburg, Prague, and Duesseldorf. Regional destinations such as the capital Vienna, Linz, Graz, and Salzburg are connected by this train service. You are advised to buy the train tickets from the National Railway Company’s website. You will also be able to access the train schedules for the from the website.


Hitchhiking

The hitchhiking experience in Innsbruck is fun and enjoyable and also easy. Many motorists in the city are usually kindhearted and are more than willing to take you at least close to your stop if not directly to your destination.


Others

The main modes of transport to access Innsbruck are only by air, through the Innsbruck Airport, by road and by rail.


Moving Around

Taxis are the best option for moving around the city. They usually have a yellow taxi signage on their roofs. Several taxi companies usually operate within Innsbruck. They have strategic stations such as at Hauptbahnhof and close to the airport. They also have on call services.


Walk

You are able to access several attraction sites while walking in the city. These amazing attractions include the Tyrolean Folk Art Museum, the Golden Roof, and the Hofkirche. Several walking tours are also offered in the CBD where cardholders get to participate in free of charge. Hiking trails are also available in the city.


Bicycle

Numerous bicycle paths are available here in Innsbruck making cycling a fun, safe, and enjoyable experience. There are several bicycle rental services here in the city where you can rent a bicycle and use it even to tour the city. The city also has a website, www.radlkarte.at, where you will get to know everything about cycling in Innsbruck. You can also participate in mountain cycling which is also an amazing experience.


Electronic Vehicles

Innsbruck has a charging station which is able to charge any type of electric car. This station is able to service electric vehicles requiring a charge of up to 22 KW. There are several lounge areas here where you can relax when your car charges. The total time take to charge these electric cars ranges between 30 minutes to one hour. The most common electric car found here in Innsbruck is the Nissan NV200 which has the ability to cover up to 130 kilometers when fully charged. Electric vehicles are also available for hire here in Innsbruck.


Public Bus

The VVT bus services usually operate within the streets of Innsbruck connecting even the suburbs to the city's CBD. Several private bus companies have also joined in as well. The TS bus service is the best option for anyone planning to take on sight seeing tours within the city.


Tram, Train and Subway

A total of four tramlines operate within Innsbruck. These tramlines have been numbered where only Line 1 and Line 3 operate in the CBD. Line 1 ends at Bergisel and it is at this point that Line 6 begins. This line is referred to as ‘Forest Tram’ as it began operating in 1900 to date. You will be able to travel between mountains, forests, and even large fields thus you can be assured of breathtaking views. The main stops are Ambras Castle and Lake Lans.


Sustainable Shopping

Feinheiten. This store is located in Innsbruck, Austria. Here, you will be able to enjoy designer clothes made with fabrics that are locally sourced. They also sell hand-made jewelry. Here, you will also find products to use when you engage in yoga and meditation.

Wearhouse Innsbruck. This shop is located in Innsbruck, Austria. Here, you will be able to buy clothes and even household items. They have a bar where you can relax and enjoy your drink while shopping.


Food Markets

Asia Food Market. It is located in Innsbruck, Austria. Here, you will be able to enjoy international Brazilian delicacies such as mandioca and polvilho. The staff here is amazing and friendly towards clients. It is usually open from Monday to Saturday between 10 am to 6 pm while it is closed on Sundays. You can get in touch with the management here using this number, +43 512 580188.

Markthalle Innsbruck. It is located in Innsbruck, Austria. Most of the products found here are farmers produce. Here, you will also find meat products and also fruits. Several restaurants and sidewalk chairs line the interior of this market. It is usually open from Monday to Saturday where it is open between 7 am to 6:30 pm from Monday to Friday while it is open between 7 am to 1 pm on Saturdays. You can get in touch with the management here using this number, +43 512 4004404.

Kabul Market. It is located along Amraser Street in Innsbruck, Austria. Here, you will be able to buy fresh farm produce such as vegetables, cereals, and fruits. It is usually open from Monday to Saturday between 9 am to 7 pm while it is closed on Sundays. You can get in touch with the management here using this number, +43 677 61883384.


Flea Markets

Flohmarkt Hafen. This market is located in Innsbruck, Austria. Here, you will be able to buy used products at very affordable prices. These commodities include Flowers, furniture, guitars, halloween costumes, souvenirs, electronics such as radios. It is only open on Saturday from 7 am to 2 pm. You can get in touch with the management here using this number, +43 512 562222.


Second Hand Stores

WAMS Laden Innsbruck. This store is located in Innsbruck, Austria. Here, you will be able to purchase used clothes at affordable prices. It is usually open from Monday to Saturday where it is open between 9 am to 6 pm from. Monday to Friday while on Saturdays, it is open from 9 am to 1 pm. You can get in touch with the management here using this number, +43 512 573161.


Eco-Fashion

The design industry in Austria has taken a turn for the better with many embracing clothes made from Austria nearly at the same rate as buying from Gucci in Italy. This has led to many people starting to buy zero waste clothes that have little or no negative impact to the environment after their life cycle.


Recycling

Austria as a country has made significant progress in the recycling business and some of the major cities in the country that fall in this calibre includes Innsbruck. From plastics to glass to metal, efficient waste recycling centers have been set up within the city to ease the process of recycling without over depending on the capital, Vienna.


Waste

Innsbruck has made huge progress in dealing with the amount of waste being generated in the city most of which is solid waste. Citizens here have taken it upon themselves to dispose of waste appropriately. The local authorities here have also installed modernized waste management systems that are able to manage most of the waste being produced here in the city. The little percentage of waste that is unaccounted for, mostly generated from households, does not pose a serious threat to the health or tourism sectors in the city.


Work and Study Abroad

In terms of economic development, Austria is among the frontiers owing to the income generated by the major cities in the country including Innsbruck. Many businesses are already existent in Innsbruck and investors are encouraged to channel more resources into the city to boost the already prosperous economy of the city. The main international office found in Innsbruck is the Permanent Secretariat of the Alpine Convention (PSAC). Most of the UN offices in the country are located in the capital, Vienna.


Exchange Student

The University of Innsbruck. This public university is located in Innsbruck, Austria. It was established in 1669 and ranks third in the largest universities in the country. Many resources have been channeled to several campuses of this university with the majority of these resources going to the physics department. The other main course being offered at this university is the business administration course.

The Medical University of Innsbruck. It is located in Innsbruck, Austria. It became an independent university in 2004. The medical tradition in the country began in 1307 and the knowledge has been passed down to generations. This university is equipped with some of the most advanced technologies and equipments used in the study of medicine.


Au Pair

Nanny job opportunities in European countries is on the rise and several Austrians have embarked on this venture to offer their care giving or nanny jobs in European countries such as Germany and France. This in turn opens up job opportunities for foreigners to apply for nanny jobs that are available in Austria. Some have even gone ahead to acquire skills such as first aid training and swimming to increase their chances of getting hired.


Volunteering

Österreichisches Rotes Kreuz Freiwillige Rettung Innsbruck. This volunteering organization is located in Innsbruck, Austria. Here, you will be taken through first aid training courses where you will be equipped with the knowledge and skills of offering first aid mostly to child emergencies. It is usually open 24 hours. You can get in touch with the management here using this number, +43 512 33444.


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