Welcome to Innsbruck

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More information about Innsbruck: https://www.innsbruck.info/en/

Innsbruck is the fifth-largest city of Austria and capital of the state of Tirol. It’s often also called heart of the alps, because it lies within the Inn-valley and is surrounded by beautiful mountains. It is located in the west of Austria, the German and Italian border are less than one hour car-drive away. The population is 131.059 (2021). Innsbruck is an internationally renowned winter sports center; it hosted the 1964 and 1976 Winter Olympics as well as the 1984 and 1988 Winter Paralympics. It also hosted the first Winter Youth Olympics in 2012. The name means "bridge over the Inn".

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One city surrounded by 40 towns and villages: the peak of holiday variety

Alpine settings and village charm. Surrounded by nature yet close to the hustle and bustle of the city. Innsbruck is an urban center with sights and attractions, a varied restaurant scene and diverse events. The towns and villages surrounding the city offer an abundance of leisure activities. Whether sightseeing, hiking, skiing, biking or climbing – the Innsbruck region has everything your heart desires. Experience the symbiosis between city and countryside! The city benefits from the wide variety of sports and active traditions on offer in the surrounding towns and villages, while the villages benefit from Innsbruck's urban flair. When you are staying in the countryside, you can still enjoy urban life: from theatre to restaurants, from events to shopping. You don't have to choose between a rural getaway and a city break. In the Innsbruck region, both are possible.

Approximately 30.000 students live in Innsbruck and study at the Leopold Franzens University. From the Golden Roof, Innsbruck's main landmark in the heart of the historic old town, and the Imperial Palace with its Court Church and Imperial Gardens, right up to the impressive Nordkette mountain range at over 2,000 metres above sea level: only those who have seen and experienced these sights and attractions can really say they've been to the Innsbruck region!




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