Attractions

Top Choice Palace in Innsbruck

Schloss Ambras

Picturesquely perched on a hill and set among beautiful gardens, this Renaissance pile was acquired in 1564 by Archduke Ferdinand II, then ruler of Tyrol, who transformed it from a fortress into a palace. Don't miss…
Top Choice Church in Innsbruck

Hofkirche

Innsbruck’s pride and joy is the Gothic Hofkirche, one of Europe’s finest royal court churches. It was commissioned in 1553 by Ferdinand I, who enlisted top artists of the age such as Albrecht Dürer, Alexander Colin…
Top Choice Palace in Innsbruck

Hofburg

Grabbing attention with its pearly white facade and cupolas, the Hofburg was built as a castle for Archduke Sigmund the Rich in the 15th century, expanded by Emperor Maximilian I in the 16th century and given a baro…
Top Choice Museum in Innsbruck

Goldenes Dachl Museum

Innsbruck's golden wonder and most distinctive landmark is this Gothic oriel, built for Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I (1459–1519), lavishly festooned with murals and glittering with 2657 fire-gilt copper tiles. It…
Top Choice Museum in Innsbruck

Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum

This treasure-trove of Tyrolean history and art moves from Bronze Age artefacts to the original reliefs used to design the Goldenes Dachl. Alongside brooding Dutch masterpieces of the Rembrandt ilk, the gallery disp…
Viewpoint in Innsbruck

Bergisel

Rising above Innsbruck like a celestial staircase, this glass-and-steel ski jump was designed by much-lauded Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid. It's 455 steps or a two-minute funicular ride to the 50m-high viewing platform…
Museum in Innsbruck

Volkskunst Museum

The Volkskunst Museum presents a fascinating romp through Tyrolean folk art from hand-carved sleighs and Christmas cribs to carnival masks and cow bells. On the 1st floor is a beautifully restored Gothic Stube (parl…
Cathedral in Innsbruck

Dom St Jakob

Innsbruck's 18th-century cathedral is a feast of over-the-top baroque. The Asam brothers from Munich completed much of the sumptuous art and stucco work, though the Madonna above the high altar is by German painter …
Zoo in Innsbruck

Alpenzoo

Billing itself as a conservation-oriented zoo, this is where you can get close to alpine wildlife such as golden eagles, chamois and ibex. It's a 10-minute uphill walk from Innstrasse, or you can take Bus W from the…
Museum in Innsbruck

Grassmayr Glockenmuseum

Showcases the Grassmayr family’s 400 years of bell-making tradition. In addition to exhibits including some formidable Romanesque and Gothic bells, you can watch the casting process and have a go at ringing the bell…