Innsbruck is an ideal destination for ski lovers and outdoorsy people, with plenty of opportunities for snowboarding, mountaineering, hiking, and even horse riding and hot air ballooning. If youíre not a fan of such activities fret not however, sitting in a restaurant or relaxing in a bar with the Tyroler mountains as your backdrop is not to be smirked at!
The Alstadt (Old Town) contains museums and historical buildings of interest, amongst them the Ferdinandeum, with artworks from the Middle Ages to more modern times, and the Zeughaus, with artifacts from Tyrolís past. The Kaiserliche Hofburg (Imperial Palace) is 500 years old, and provides a glimpse into Austriaís glorious past.
Still in the Alstadt, the Stadtturm (City Tower) is located on Herzog-Friedrich Strasse, the top of which offers 360-degree views of the city and the countryside that surrounds it. Another main attraction in Innsbruck is the Goldenes Dachl, or Golden Roof, which is covered in gilded copper tiles that glimmer in the sunlight.
More glistening opulence can be seen at the Swarovski Crystal Museum, which sits just on the outskirts of the city. The museum contains designs by Andy Warhol and Salvador Dali as well as many other crystal wonders.