Innsbruck is the only major city in the European Alps, and offers a combination of culture, history and nature unequalled anywhere else. Innsbruck and its surroundings offer visitors countless opportunities for sporting activities, recreation and insights into the typical Tyrolean charm and traditions.
Innsbruck has the reputation of an Olympic city to uphold and offers guests boundless winter fun in many different ski areas. No matter whether you’re trying your first tentative shuffles on skis or snowboard or if you’re already an expert: winter sports fans will have a truly enjoyable experience on up to 270 kilometres of perfectly groomed ski runs, on endless cross-country ski runs, on a stunning network of winter walking trails, on toboggan runs or ice rinks. Great snow conditions are guaranteed and the ski pass includes free transportation between the town and the surrounding ski areas every day.
Further, Innsbruck is a treasure house of history and culture, which has taken 800 years to evolve. Many sights like the famous Golden Roof, the “Black Knights”, the Imperial Palace and Ambras Castle, worthwhile attractions, like the mountains (up to approx. 2,000 m above sea-level) around Innsbruck with their breathtaking panoramic views, and events can be discovered throughout the whole year. Highlights in the annual Calendar of Events include folklore and brass music concerts, baroque operas and atmospheric Innsbruck Advent Events.