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Innsbruck at a Glance

Innsbruck is an Austrian cultural gem filled with a historic old town and the glittering palaces of rulers of old. 

Many people visit Innsbruck for its lively old town filled with brewpubs, beer gardens and glamorous coffee houses. Get a full meal here, or stop in for some cherry tort and a decadent hot chocolate.

Innsbruck's gorgeously colorful old buildings are a tourist attraction in their own right. Wander the streets, attend an opera, or visit a historic museum to get the feel for the town back when it was a Hapsburg stronghold. 

For those who like the outdoors, Innsbruck is a great place to base your explorations. Nearby ski resorts are a hop, skip and a jump away. Alpine drives and scenic hikes are a must-do for people interested in the outdoors. With lovely views of the Alps and of the city, there's a lot to enjoy no matter your interests. 

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May - August, December - February
Low Season
March - April, September - October
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      Major Airports
      • Major Airport Innsbruck Airport

      Passport / Visa Requirements

      American, Canadian and European Union citizens do not need a visa to enter Austria if they intend to stay there for less than three months. All travelers must carry a valid passport which could be subject to inspection at any time. American citizens can learn more about traveling in Austria by using the U.S State Department's website.

      Getting Around
      Public Transportation
      • Railroad Bahnhof Innsbruck
      Need to Know

      Severe Weather Winter weather can delay planes, trains and automobiles. Be careful when driving during winter storms as the windy mountain roads around the city can be treacherous. 

      Safety Concerns Use normal safety and security precautions while in Innsbruck. Keep valuables out of sight and avoid dark, deserted places at night. 

      Health Concerns Innsbruck has good drinking water, although hikers and campers should purify all mountain water. During the winter it is important to stay safe and well hydrated on the ski slopes.