The city of Innsbruck presides over the beautiful Tirolean region of the Alps. Its medieval centre has a spectacular mix of colourful stone buildings and cobbled passageways, and a fair few impressive sights lie within the bounds of the city: the Imperial Palace and Ambras Castle, to name just two.
But one of Innsbruck’s main draws is its surroundings. You only have to hop onto the Zaha Hadid-designed Hungerburg Funicular or climb into a cable car to rise above the city and into an alpine paradise. For half the year, Innsbruck is the winter sports capital of Europe – but in summer it becomes a completely different world: wildflowers bloom in alpine meadows and the mountains become your playground: hit the chairlifts for a day of paragliding, mountain biking or hiking. Fly in to Innsbruck and begin your adventure in the Nordkette mountain range.
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