Spend a city break in Innsbruck accommodation: capital of the Tyrol
Search for your ideal Innsbruck holiday rentals in the famous Austrian city. Innsbruck, the capital of the Tyrol in Western Austria is a great destination for a weekend trip. Located in the large “Inn” valley and surrounded by mountains, there is plenty to do in the historic city, whatever the season. Literally translated to “bridge over the river”, the river Inn runs through the city and can be used for activities such as canoeing, kayaking and rafting in the summer months.
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The old town (“Altstadt”) is particularly popular and deserves a visit. Iconic monuments include Leopold's fountain, the Imperial Palace and the City Hall. Walk down the central Maria-Theresien Street named after the Empress Maria Theresa, which dates back to the 13th Century and enjoy the cosmopolitan surroundings – this is one of the most popular streets in the city. The street offers diverse and historically significant buildings, as well as plenty of cafés and bars sprawled out on the pedestrian-only walkway . At the northern end of the street you can find the “Goldenes Dachl” (the Golden Roof) , which can be considered as one of the most famous symbols of Innsbruck. The roof, which was completed in 1500, was made for Emperor Maximillian I and was used by him to watch the events that took place in the square below. Other popular attractions include the botanical gardens, the alpine zoo and the large shopping centre. Find Innsbruck holiday apartments in the centre of the city to make the most of your stay.
The city, which was host to the Winter Olympics in 1964 and 1976, holds the Bergisel Ski Jump which was used in the games. The jump is still the venue to countless international competitions and access to the top can be reached by a funicular – or by foot if you are feeling particularly energetic. At the top of the main tower, there is a restaurant and viewing terrace for a panoramic view over Innsbruck. Between May and October, there is also the possibility of seeing show jumpers using the jump. Innsbruck holds various annual events throughout the year. Why not take a city break over the holiday season and experience a traditional alpine “Chrsitkindlmarkt” (Christmas market). Alternatively, search for Innsbruck accommodation in time to celebrate the Innsbruck Festival of Early Music (usually during July-August). Due to its location within the Alps, Innsbruck offers skiing in the winter and mountaineering in the summer. The nearby ski resorts surrounding the city include Seefeld and the Stubaital Valley – Stubaital in particular allows skiing in the summer months due to the glacier. Due to the close proximity, wherever your Innsbruck accommodation is, you aren't far from all the main attractions.
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The city offers good transport links allowing almost direct access to Munich and Verona by car or train. If you enjoy your stay in Innsbruck's holiday homes, why not visit other popular areas of Austria, like Hallstatt or Klagenfurt?