Innsbruck boasts a unique mix of alpine urban experiences – a place where the mountains meet the valley and the city is one with nature. Perfect for winter holidays, ideal for summer holidays. A great range of leisure activities, cultural highlights and sports are on offer year round in the Olympic city of Innsbruck and the surrounding area.
Beginning 1st May 2020, visitors staying in Innsbruck for two or more nights will enjoy free public transport throughout the Innsbruck region with the new Welcome Card. With this new visitors pass, Innsbruck Tourismus once again sets new standards and makes all forms of public transportation attractive and easy to use for visitors. Once the Welcome Card is launched, Innsbruck will be the only Austrian capital city in which all forms of public transport are included in its visitors pass.
More than hardly any other place in the world, Innsbruck offers the urban feel of a city, but in the shadow of a mountain landscape. If you want to transform your skiing holiday into something very special, you can combine the best of both worlds in an often snowy Innsbruck. Mountain panoramas and sightseeing, action and relaxation – they all come together in Innsbruck. The new SKI plus CITY Pass Stubai Innsbruck offers the full package in one ticket. It includes 13 ski areas, 22 city experiences, 3 indoor pools, the use of the entire ski bus network as well as the Innsbruck Sightseer hop-on, hop-off bus tour.
Just at the right time, when it’s starting to get dark outside earlier, Innsbruck is bathed in sparkling and very atmospheric Christmas lights. Whether you’re ambling along an avenue glittering with illuminated crystal trees or strolling beneath a carpet of light – a walk through the city to the six Christmas markets, as part of the Innsbruck’s Christmas in the Mountains event, is always a really special experience.
While last year all eyes were on Emperor Maximilian I, this year it will be the majestic power of nature and a lost alpine marmot taking centre stage in the courtyard of Innsbruck’s Hofburg imperial palace. From 27 November 2019 until 19 January 2020, the 3D video mapping spectacle Mount Magic will transform the 1,300 m² facade into a huge cinema screen thanks to seven high-power projectors and a finely tuned sound system. The daily shows promise an open-air winter experience unlike any other.
Freeriding is not a sport, it is a way of life – you can get a very clear sense of that at Freeride Filmdays, which will be held in Freeride City Innsbruck from 6 to 9 November 2019. Nowhere else are the urban lifestyle and the unspoilt Alpine natural world so closely intertwined as in and around Tyrol's capital. And of all the snowsport cities in the world, only Innsbruck can produce, every year, such breathtaking and impressive pictures of the freeriding scene.
From 10 to 19 January 2020, the Innsbruck region will host the 3rd Winter World Masters Games. The WWMG 2020 offers ambitious athletes, including enthusiastic amateurs, aged 30+ years the unique opportunity to take part in the world's largest winter sports festival and to compete internationally.
Autumn is walking season. When the Indian summer arrives in the Innsbruck region, not only is there the colourful autumn splendour to admire, but the views of the skyline will simply take your breath away.
Innsbruck is a wonderful place where you can feel at home not only in the city, but also in the mountains. And so it seems perfectly natural that outstanding musical events also take place in the beautiful and breathtaking mountain world.