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Introducing Innsbruck

One of the great things about Innsbruck is that almost every corner you turn affords spectacular views of the Nordkette Alps, the city’s natural skyscrapers. Urban meets outdoors in the relaxed Tyrolean capital, where Zaha Hadid’s space-age funicular speeds you from the centre to alpine pastures clanging with cowbells in a matter of minutes.

Innsbruck is a one-off. Where else can you spend the morning browsing Old Master paintings in Habsburg palaces, the afternoon skiing and the evening in a rollicking brewpub? With a late-medieval Altstadt (old town), vibrant cultural scene and adrenalin-fuelled pursuits of Olympic fame, Innsbruck is one of those rare places that really can say it has something for everyone without sounding clichéd.