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Golden Roof and medieval Old Town

The Golden Roof is the landmark of Innsbruck. A three-story balcony on the central plaza in the heart of the Old Town, the late Gothic oriel is capped with 2,738 gold-plated copper tiles and was constructed for Emperor Maximilian I as his royal box to sit in luxury and enjoy tournaments in the square below. Nowadays it is home to a museum of the historic development of the city.  

 

The Nordkettenbahnen Cable Cars

The Nordkette mountain chain is Innsbruck’s landmark mountain and a mecca for hiking and skiing. Innsbruck is also the only town in the world that has a cable car station directly in the Old Town, whisking guests up 2300m in just 20 minutes.

www.nordkette.com 

 

Alpine Zoo

The highest zoo of Europe and the only themed wildlife sanctuary worldwide, Alpine Zoo is naturally built onto the landscape of the mountain and houses more than 2,000 animals and 150 species in their natural habitats. It is located on the middle station of the Nordkettenbahnen Cable Cars and only 10 minutes from the Old Town.

http://www.alpenzoo.at/en/ 

 

Swarovski Crystal Worlds

The Swarovski Crystal Worlds is a 15 min bus ride east of Innsbruck and counts among Austria’s most visited attractions. Swarovski Crystals were invented in Tyrol and this unique museum invites visitors to immerse themselves in a mesmerizing world of wonders. 

www.kristallwelten.swarovski.com

 

Hofburg Imperial Palace

Built in the late Gothic style around 1460 and rebuilt in the Baroque style in the 18th century, the Imperial Apartments consist of 25 state apartments and show how the royal family once lived as well as the Giants' Hall, a majestic ballroom once used for royal receptions. The Promenade Concerts play classical music concerts every evening in July in the courtyard of the Imperial Palace free of charge.

www.hofburg-innsbruck.at 

 

The Hofkirche Court Church

This imperial Church is famous for its memorial to Emperor Maximilian I. The extensive monument consists of a cenotaph with the figure of the kneeling emperor and 28 larger than life statues of his ancestors – among them the legendary fairy-tale king Arthur of England.

http://www.tiroler-landesmuseen.at/

 

Ambras Castle

Built in the 16th century, the castle is set in the remains of a medieval fortress and extensive imperial gardens. Innsbruck’s Festival of Early Music takes place there in July and August each year.

http://www.schlossambras-innsbruck.at/en/

 

Bergisel Olympic Ski Jump Tower 

Innsbruck is the only city in the world that hosted the Olympic Winter Games three times so far and has a lot of Olympic facilities that can be visited by guests. With a panoramic terrace and restaurant with stunning views over Innsbruck’s city and the impressive Alps the Bergisel Olympic Ski Jump Tower is easily accessible and holds the 4-Hills Ski Jump Tournament every January.

www.bergisel.info 

 

Olympic Bobsleigh Igls

The ultimate challenge awaits all those who want to step into the footsteps of previous Olympia medallists and fly down the course in an original four-man bobsleigh. A qualified pilot and a brakeman will accompany two guests (from the age of 14) per ride down the 1,270-metre long track.

http://www.olympiaworld.at/

 

Grassmayr Bell Museum

The Grassmayr family has been casting bells for the whole world for 14 generations. The Bell Museum is a unique combination of bell foundry, bell museum and a sound room and invites visitors to explore sound in an active way

http://www.grassmayr.at/

 

Tirol Panorama Museum

It is home to the 1000m² Giant Panoramic Painting, one of the few remaining of the 19th century. In the museum, visitors embark on a journey through major stages of Tyrolean history and cultural history, and on a search for the “myth of Tyrol”. 

http://www.tiroler-landesmuseen.at/

 

Tyrolean Folk Art Museum

Situated immediately adjacent to the Court Church, the Tyrolean Folk Art Museum’s comprehensive collection charting the history of the Tyrol makes it a gem of cultural history.

http://www.tiroler-landesmuseen.at/

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