Innsbruck: an authentic Austrian town with friendly inhabitants that is beautiful all year round. We have listed the best sights in Innsbruck for you.
One of the best known sights in Innsbruck is undoubtedly the Golden Roof. This building, dating from the first half of the 16th century, was built in honour of Emperor Maximilian. The roof consists of an incredible 3,045 copper plated tiles. It is absolutely stunning, especially when the sun rises above it.
If you like towns with friendly, compact centres with lots of great shops and restaurants, then you are most definitely going to like Innsbruck. Stroll along the pedestrian area to do some shopping, take photos and buy your souvenirs. And when you get tired, you can sink into a chair and grab a bite at one of the outdoor cafés in the picturesque Altstadt.
The lively Maria-Theresien-Strasse is Innsbruck’s main street and an absolute must-see. The wide street stands out for its pretty, colourful façades and wonderful shops in two shopping malls. And when you’ve had enough of shopping, simply pull up a chair at one of the many cafés for a coffee or a cold drink.
This highly ornate cathedral is a must for fans of churchly splendour. Admire the impressive organ and all the marble and colourful paintings, and don’t miss the crypt beneath the cathedral, where former bishops were laid to rest. St. Jacob’s is definitely worth your while.
If you enjoy winter sports, you will be blown away by Innsbruck’s Nordkette mountain chain. Its steep piste is the dream of every experienced snowboarder and skier. The Nordkettenbahnen (cable car), however, is also fun in summer. The view during the ride alone makes a visit to the Nordketten worthwhile.