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Sandwiched as Innsbruck is between the southern Tuxer Mountains and the Austrian Alps to the north, it’s accurate to say when you're amid the city’s narrow, cobblestoned streets that you are virtually surrounded by mountains. And even though the snow has melted off the magnificent pinnacles dominating the periphery everywhere you step, this quaint medieval town in the River Inn valley still packs plenty of summer adventure punch. Don’t resist the urge to get up to the winter Olympics stadium or the Bergisel ski-jump tower for a day of hiking amid amazing scenery. The town center is dense. The main rail station (Hauptbahnhof) is just a ...

Sandwiched as Innsbruck is between the southern Tuxer Mountains and the Austrian Alps to the north, it’s accurate to say when you're amid the city’s narrow, cobblestoned streets that you are virtually surrounded by mountains. And even though the snow has melted off the magnificent pinnacles dominating the periphery everywhere you step, this quaint medieval town in the River Inn valley still packs plenty of summer adventure punch. Don’t resist the urge to get up to the winter Olympics stadium or the Bergisel ski-jump tower for a day of hiking amid amazing scenery. The town center is dense. The main rail station (Hauptbahnhof) is just a 10-minute stroll from the foot-traffic-only old town center (Altstadt). The major thoroughfare in the Altstadt is Herzog Friedrich Strasse. And should you wish to shoot down the chutes, check out the Stubai Glacier, 25 miles to the south — it boasts year-round snow sports.

Aaron Anderson
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Aaron Anderson is coauthor of Lonely Planet's Washington, D.C. City Guide, a contributor on western states to Lonely Planet USA, and he wrote the Austria chapters for Lonely Planet's Western Europe and Europe on a Shoestring.

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Facts at a Glance

  • Location: Innsbruck is the capital city of the federal state of Tyrol in western Austria. It is located in the Inn Valley at the junction with the Wipptal (Sill River).
  • Language: German
  • Currency: Euro
  • Research: Wikitravel | Wikipedia
  • Weather: Rainfall | Daylight
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Climate

  • Best Time to Visit:

    May-July for summer activities