Innsbruck

Innsbruck is an 800-year-old city in the southwest of Austria, and is the capital of the state of Tyrol. It is located on the River Inn, and is a popular winter sports destination. It is also very popular for summer vacations. Innsbruck had a population of 124,579 in 2014.

Innsbruck 300225The bridge over the Inn, to which the city is named, made Innsbruck an important stop in trade routes from Switzerland and Italy to Germany in the 12th century. It has many medieval buildings, including the Franciscan Hofkirche and Fürstenburg, a 15th-century castle with the famous balcony with its golden roof.

It is also a university city with 40,000 students. Train connections from all corners of the globe come together at the Innsbruck Hauptbahnhof. There is a tram and a private airport. Accessible by car via the Inntal Autobahn and the Brenner Autobahn. Source: Wikipedia.

Sights include the Goldenes Dachl (golden roof), Schloss Ambras, Tiroler Volksmuseum, Hofkerk, Bergisel and Hofgarten Innsbruck.

Do you want to shop in this beautiful city? Maria Theresienstrasse is one of the most important shopping streets.

For more information see, for example, Innsbruck.info

 

 

 

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