The best of both worlds in Innsbruck
Whether you’re attracted by its old-world cosmopolitanism or the bracing mountain air, Austria’s Capital of the Alps is a fascinating destination in any season.
Skiers are spoilt with the nine surrounding snowfields of Olympia SkiWorld, while summer brings a whole new range of pleasures.
Zip up the Zaha Hadid-designed funicular to afternoon tea on the mountain restaurant terrace at an altitude of 2000 metres or stroll along the central Maria-Theresien-Strasse, the modern heart of this charming city.
For dining options, charming local pubs, konditorei purveying specialities such as strudel and gourmet restaurants offer the full range.
Music is in the air during the warmer months:
- The Festival of Early Music brings Renaissance masterpieces to life.
- The Tanzsommer Innsbruck dance festival takes you on a cultural journey of the world.
- Waltzes waft through the Imperial Palace inner courtyard from the Promenade Concerts.
- The New Orleans Jazz Festival intoxicates the crowd with its mix of swing and soul.