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Wattens: Swarovski Crystal Worlds Entrance Ticket

1. Wattens: Swarovski Crystal Worlds Entrance Ticket

Explore all facets of crystal at Swarovski Crystal Worlds in Wattens, and discover the magic of the crystal at exhibits and attractions such as the gardens of The Giant, and the “Crystal Cloud” of 800,000 hand-mounted crystals. Go to the “Chambers of Wonder” and experience the magic of crystal in a dimension that has never been seen before. Discover unique art installations in the museum's gardens, and take the kids to the play-tower, an innovative outdoor playground landscape for children of all ages, with plenty of space to play and climb. A café and restaurant by the gardens offer amazing views of the surrounding landscape, and provide an unforgettable culinary delight for those interested in exploring unique flavors.

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Top of Innsbruck: Roundtrip Cable Car Ticket

2. Top of Innsbruck: Roundtrip Cable Car Ticket

Begin your journey 560 meters above sea level, not far from the heart of Innsbruck's old town with its historical buildings and the world-renowned "Goldenes Dachl" (Golden Roof). Planned and designed by star architect Zaha Hadid, the Hungerburg funicular is a unique architectural achievement. Hop aboard your panoramic cable car and begin your upward ascent. As you rise upwards, admire how the elegant modern design of the stations contrasts with the rugged mountain landscape. Continue along Seegrube and Hafelekar and notice how the picture changes: your attention will now be caught by the painstakingly renovated station building, which was designed by the Tyrolese architect Franz Baumann. Savor the peace and beauty of nature as your ascent continues and the bustle of the city gives way to the tranquillity of the mountain. All that remains is a spectacular view of Innsbruck. By day it seems so far away it looks like a toy city, at night it shimmers like a sea of lights. After reaching the upper station at 2,256 meters above sea level, you can enjoy the breathtaking view of the city of Innsbruck on the one side and the unforgettable vista of untouched, pristine nature on the other. A visit to the Nordkette, set between the mountain range and the town, promises to be an unforgettable experience. Here you can enjoy a unique combination of relaxation, the wonder of nature, and modern architecture.

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Innsbruck: Bergisel Olympia Ski Jump Arena Ticket

3. Innsbruck: Bergisel Olympia Ski Jump Arena Ticket

This sightseeing point offers breathtaking 360 views of Innsbruck and the Nordkette and the fascination of a ski jumping facility with an Olympic past and modern architecture. Learn about Olympic history and the world of ski jumping in the gallery. Sporty people master the 455 steps from the eastern stadium entrance to the Schanzenturm on foot. Alternatively, the driveway with an inclined lift is more comfortable and faster. The tower was designed by star architect Zaha Hadid plus features a panoramic restaurant Bergisel SKY and the viewing terrace 44 meters (143 feet) above the ground, which are easily accessed in a few minutes by two lifts. The Bergisel is one of the more important venues in the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup, annually hosting the third competition of the prestigious Four Hills Tournament. This Olympic ski jump of 1964 and 1976 is a favorite of the locals as well.

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Hungerburg: Roundtrip Funicular Tickets from Innsbruck

4. Hungerburg: Roundtrip Funicular Tickets from Innsbruck

Begin your journey at 560 meters above sea level, not far from the heart of Innsbruck's old town. Here, the station which was designed and planned by star architect Zaha Hadid, can be explored before the funicular ride starts. The Hungerburg funicular enables visitors to reach the Hungerburg in just 8 minutes. There are several stops along the way including the Alpine Zoo, which is a favorite among families. A ride with the Hungerburg funicular is the perfect option for those, who have limited time.  After reaching the top station, a very nice view from the panorama platform can be enjoyed! For those who want to indulge themselves with culinary treats, the trendy Café Hitt&Söhne can be visited for coffee and cake! Another option is to have a traditional tyrolean meal at the Restaurant Alpina.

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Innsbruck: City Card Including Public Transport

5. Innsbruck: City Card Including Public Transport

The best way to experience the picturesque city of Innsbruck, Austria, is with a city card. With admission to many of the best museums, sights, attractions, some cable cars, bikes, and a shuttle bus to the Swarovski Crystal Worlds, you'll have plenty of time to see the city in full.  Hop on any of the IBV city trains, the hop-on hop-off bus, or the Nordkette Cable Car. Utilize the discounts at the casino, city tours, or even a traditional folk show with the centuries-old company Tyrolean Evening. Choose between a 24, 48, or 72-hour card and start having fun.

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Innsbruck: City Tower Entrance Ticket

6. Innsbruck: City Tower Entrance Ticket

Look out over the rooftops of Innsbruck as the tower guards once did in the Middle Ages. Discover how guards kept watch from the City Tower for almost 450 years, warning citizens of fire and other dangers. The lower storeys also once served as a prison. Today, the tower is there for visitors to enjoy. Over 133 steps lead up to the 31-meter-high viewing platform, which overlooks the medieval streets of Innsbruck and offers stunning views of Bergisel, Patscherkofel mountain, the River Inn, and the Nordkette mountain range. Learn about how the City Tower is a good 50 years older than the Golden Roof. It was completed in 1450 on the side of the old town hall. It doesn’t seem huge in comparison with modern buildings but 51 meters was very impressive in 1450 and the tower was a proud symbol of the self-confidence of the people of Innsbruck. The onion dome was added 100 years after its completion. Today, the tower still rises up majestically from amongst the medieval buildings in the old town – providing a good vantage point and a romantic view of Innsbruck. For a romantic experience, take the tour at sunset during the summer. During winter, listen to the tower trumpeters play from the balcony of the Goldenes Dachl (Golden Roof) whilst the Christmas markets can be seen below. Please note that as the City Tower is a historic building and its existing form has to be preserved, there is no lift and you can only reach its top by climbing 133 steps.

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Salzburg: Private Day Trip to Innsbruck

7. Salzburg: Private Day Trip to Innsbruck

Travel to the Tyrol region and enjoy a fantastic trip to the picturesque city of Innsbruck in the alps. Discover the fascinating history, admire Hofburg, walk around Old Town, and visit the magnificent Innsbruck Cathedral. Start from your hotel in Salzburg and hit the road with your private driver. Walk around Innsbruck Old Town, a special combination of Medieval roads, historic buildings with a magnificent view of the Alps. Along famous Maria-Theresien-Strasse, enjoy a lovely and lively local atmosphere. See Triumphpforte, stroll through Landhausplatz, pass the Town Hall, and look at St. Anne's Column, with the Alps in the background. See also Rudolfsbrunnen, an iconic Innsbruck monument. Visit Innsbruck Cathedral and see richly decorated chapels and ceiling frescoes showing scenes from the life of St. James. It’s also known for the amazing bells, so experience their unique sound at noon. Marvel at the symbol of Innsbruck symbol; the Golden Roof, an Ornate Habsburg residence decorated by 2657 shiny tiles. Step inside Hofkirche (Court Church), the most significant monument of Tyrol and the most striking emperor's gravesite of Europe with multiple amazing statues and sculptures. Complete your tour with a quick visit to Bergisel Ski Jump. Get a marvelous panorama over the whole city and Alps. There is also a restaurant located on top. End the day with a relaxing transfer back to your hotel in Salzburg. Extend your tour and visit to Ambras Castle. Immerse yourself in the wonderful world of the Renaissance and experience the top-class collections of Archduke Ferdinand II.

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From Salzburg: Innsbruck and Swarovski Private Day Tour

8. From Salzburg: Innsbruck and Swarovski Private Day Tour

Your private day tour will be either in a minivan (up to 8 passengers) or Mercedes sedan (up to 3 passengers), and are happy to adapt the private tour according to your personal interests and individual needs. The first stop will be at Wattens, where the famous Swarovski Crystal World will amaze you. Enter a realm of fantasy inspired and designed by some of the greatest artists in the world. Immerse yourself in this magical place, which blends modern art and ancient history. You will be able to explore for around two hours. Continuing through the gorgeous Inn valley, the tour then heads to Innsbruck, capital of the federal state of Tyrol, and famous for hosting two Winter Olympic Games, as well as being an internationally-renowned center for major sport and cultural events. You will spend about 1.5 hours in the city, enjoying some free time strolling through the historical old town, and visiting Innsbruck’s landmarks - the famous ‘Golden Roof’, the Imperial Palace and the local Folklore Museum. As an alternative, instead of visiting the city, you may prefer to see the famous ski jump Bergisel, with its breathtaking view of the Nordkette mountain range. Other options are also available, but whatever you choose to do, your day in the Alps will be an unforgettable one.

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What people are saying about Innsbruck

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 44 reviews

If you are in Innsbruck you cannot miss the top of the mountain tour. Take the funicular and then 2 gondolas to the top for the most picturesque view of the Dolomites. If you decide to hike part way down, HAVE A PLAN, I did get a little lost on the way down using the roads and paths instead of the funicular. Was worth getting lost, but avoid the highway !!

Beautiful ride on Innsbruck’s hills and amazing architecture and engineering masterpiece. Really recommended for anyone visiting the city to be able to see it from a different view.

A climb above the pines An arrival at the top and an extraordinary point of view on Innsbruck Our great luck is that the weather was very very beautiful

What an awesome experience this was! I was mesmerised with the view up there.

Train journey simply an experience You have to have done it