Innsbruck
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Top of Innsbruck: Roundtrip Cable Car Ticket

1. 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

2. 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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Combi Entrance Ticket to Alpine Zoo and Hungerburg

3. Combi Entrance Ticket to Alpine Zoo and Hungerburg

Innsbruck's Alpine Zoo is unique worldwide in its function as an Alpine theme-zoo. Observe several species of animals that can only be found within the alp region. It is extremely family friendly but also offers a great variety of activities for grown ups. It is situated on the sunny side of the Inn valley, directly at the foot of the Nordkette and high above Innsbruck's rooftops. With the combi-ticket Alpine Zoo, the zoo is comfortably reachable from the city center. It is only a few minutes directly from the Congress Station to the Alpine Zoo station with the Hungerburg funicular. From there the entrance of the Alpine Zoo is only a few meters away. Your combi-ticket Alpine Zoo includes a round trip with the Hungerburg funicular and the entrance to the Alpine Zoo.

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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: White River Rafting Experience

6. Innsbruck: White River Rafting Experience

Every rafter’s heart skips a beat at the sight of the imposing waves, impressive currents, and powerful stoppers of Europe's famous white river rafting section of the Imster Schlucht. The River Inn, with its abundance of water, is the ideal trip for rafting beginners and every outdoor sports enthusiast. This tour is more than an adventure; it is a nature experience of a very special kind. Your raft will provide a safe ride for all participants from the age of 10 (over 6 for children’s sections) up. Families and less adventurous souls can choose more relaxing trips, while those adventurers who are looking for the thrills and spills of white water rafting better get ready for the trip of a life time. Your 3-hour rafting experience will cover a distance of approximately 14 kilometers, tackling medium white water of a class III category. It doesn’t matter how or where, the experience will conjure up a smile on your face that will last right through the day.

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Neustift im Stubaital: Tandem Paragliding

7. Neustift im Stubaital: Tandem Paragliding

After speaking to your guide at 6 PM the day before your activity, meet your pilot at the Elferbahnen cable car station. During the cable car ride, you will enjoy the beautiful views over Neustift im Stubaital. You can ask your pilot any questions you might have. Arrive at the station on top of the mountain, at 1,900 meters above sea level. You will be given any final instructions from the pilot and prepare to enjoy a perfect flight. Sit comfortably in the harness and enjoy the flight to the fullest. Marvel at the beautiful Stubai mountains from above, before gently sliding down to the ground again. Before landing, the pilot safely brakes the glider to reach the landing site in the Stubai Valley.

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Innsbruck: City Tower Entrance Ticket

8. 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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Innsbruck: Paragliding Adventure

9. Innsbruck: Paragliding Adventure

After your reservation, you will receive further information about paragliding. The meeting point will be at the agreed time at the launch site of the paragliders. Watch the paragliders before you even start your adventure. At the appointed time, your pilot will be on the spot to make the preparations with you. With a few steps, you will be kidnapped into the third dimension. There are only fantastic impressions and new perspectives waiting for you. Feel the wonderful freedom of the air.

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From Salzburg: Innsbruck and Swarovski Private Day Tour

10. 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

4.3 / 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