Innsbruck, the capital of Tyrol, is an internationally renowned winter sports centre located in the heart of the Alps. The beautiful Karwendel mountain chain in the north and the Patscherkofel mountain in the south with their high peaks and endless holiday resorts that surround Innsbruck, make the city a paradise for all winter and summer activities like skiing, alpine touring, cross-country skiing, sledging, ice skating, hiking, climbing, mountain biking and golfing.
Some of the most popular ski resorts near Innsbruck are Igls, Ischgl, Solden, Obergurgl, Mayrhofen, Lech, Gerlos, Seefeld, Serfaus, Soll and many more.
Top attractions, sports facilities and events
Famous Innsbruck attractions include Innsbruck's Old Town (a small area of medieval houses attractively painted in pastel colours), the Inn Bridge, the Golden Roof at the heart of the Old Town, the Kaiserliche Hofburg (the Imperial Palace), the Hofkirche (Imperial Church), Cathedral St. James, Altes Landhaus (old federal state parliament) and the Ambras Castle.
Olympia World complex and Tivoli Neu Stadium are the two public sports facilities in the Tyrolean capital. Cultural important events in Innsbruck are the Tanzsommer Dance festival, Festwochen der Alten Musik (Festival of Early Music) and the Bergsilvester (an enjoyable program of live music and shows).
Innsbruck public transportation
Bus and tram are the main modes of public transportation in Innsbruck. There are more than twenty bus lines and some that come under the exclusive zone called "Kernzone" taking standard fares.
Innsbruck central train station Innsbruck Hauptbahnhof is at Sudtiroler Platz east of the city centre. It offers excellent connections to all major cities in its neighbourhood. There are several other stations which serve local and regional train connections. The suburban S-Bahn trains connect Innsbruck to the villages around the city. They go from Mittenwald to Brennero as well as from Landeck to Kufstein or Kitzbuhel.
An exclusive Innsbruck Card gives you free entry to all the public transports, attractions, sights, museums, and free trip on an Innsbruck Sightseeing bus, as well as entrance to Swarovski Crystal Worlds and mint tower in Hall.
Private Innsbruck taxi or private tour from Innsbruck to famous ski resorts or other destinations are available with City Airport Taxis – enjoy the private ride with a luxury car and a professional and experienced English speaking driver at low and affordable prices.
Getting from Innsbruck airport to the ski resorts
Innsbruck Airport (INN) also known as Kranebitten Airport is only 5 km west of Innsbruck. It serves as a home base of Tyrolean Airways, Austrian Airlines and Welcome Air. During the winter season, the airport is hectic since for reaching Austria popular skiing resorts, Innsbruck airport is the most convenient departure point.
Once you land you can easily access the city by train, bus, airport taxi or you can book a private airport transfer with City Airport Taxis. The bus service runs every 15 minutes on weekdays and Saturdays and every 30 minutes in the evening, public holidays and Sundays.
The private airport transfer service includes meet and greet. The baggage is included in the price, and the amount depends on the type of vehicle. This way of travel is especially cost-effective for larger groups as they can split the cost. We arrange transfers to the most popular ski resorts in Austria, Italy and Switzerland, like Ischgl, Kitzbuhel, Mayrhofen and Soll.
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