Innsbruck Things To Do

 

Innsbruck Austria, which is the capital city of Tyrol in Western Austria has become a huge favourite with those that love skiing holidays. The popular ski resort has become a popular year-round vacation destination, with lots of things to do in Innsbruck, Austria, and not just for those that love skiing.

The popular European ski destination with miles of mountain ranges is the fifth largest city in Austria and located in the Inn Valley. It is known for its great food, amazing views, and culture. Most of the popular Innsbruck attractions are clustered close to the old Town, which takes you back in time with the narrow-cobbled streets.

From November to January one of the main things to do in Innsbruck is to shop with the amazing Christmas markets. But, away from the ski slopes, and away from the Christmas markets, lets look at the other Innsbruck things to do.

Here a list of my Innsbruck Things To Do

The Hofkirche and the Emperor’s Tomb – Innsbruck Austria

The Hofkirche and the Emperor's Tomb

The Court Church in Innsbruck, Austria, was built from 1553 to 1563 for the purpose to house the tomb of Emperor Maximilian I who died back in 1519. The Innsbruck Gothic church is regarded as one of Europe’s best Royal court churches.

Inside the Court Church there are 28 life-sized Renaissance bronze statues of important historical figures that guard the marble tomb of Emperor Maximilian. The tomb is situated in the centre of the church. However, the tomb remains empty as the Roman Emperors rains are in the Castle of Wiener Neustadt which is near Vienna.

If you are visiting Innsbruck, then the Court Church is well worth a visit.

 

Ambras Castle

Innsbruck holidaysInnsbruck Austria is full of culture, and one of the best places to visit in Innsbruck for culture is Ambras Castle.

Ambras Castle was built in the 16th century by Ferdinand II and located in the hills above Innsbruck. The castle is 587 metres above sea level and is regarded as one of the most popular culture tourist attractions in the region.

Like many castles in the world, this one was built for a reason, but not a reason you may have expected. Ambras Castle was built so Ferdinand II could stay with his commoner wife a she was not allowed to live in the palace.

As well as being a tourist attraction for people who visit Innsbruck, the castle is still being used today for formal events.

This is not the first castle to be built on the land. Ambras Castle is built on the land of a 10th century castle.

 

Innsbrucker Nordkettenbahnen

Innsbrucker Nordkettenbahnen cable car rideIf you are looking for the perfect Innsbruck summer thrill, and you have a head for heights then I have the perfect thing for you to do in Innsbruck that kids will love. The Innsbrucker Nordkettenbahnen cable car ride has become a huge favourite with kids.

The Innsbrucker Nordkettenbahnen cable car ride will give you a chance to experience amazing views of Innsbruck and the stunning mountain scenery while travelling up to Nordkette, which is part of Austria’s stunning and largest natural park.

During the 20-minute journey, there are several stops which gives people the chance to either get off at one of the stops or continue to the top. Each stop has something different to do, so its best to decide if you want to get off one of the stops or go straight to the top before jumping on the Innsbrucker Nordkettenbahnen cable car.

Kids will really love this, and adults who are not scared of heights will love the 20-minute journey.

 

Bungee Jump off Europa Bridge

Europa Bridge bungee jumpIf the Innsbrucker Nordkettenbahnen cable car ride is not thrilling enough for you then how about travelling a few kilometres and head to Europa Bridge for a Bungee Jump. That’s right, you can have the experience of your life while visiting Innsbruck and do a bungee jump like no other.

The Europa Bridge bungee jump takes places every weekend from 11 am to 3 pm and is located Brennerautobahn, 6143 Schönberg im Stubaital, Austria.