Innsbruck - in the summer

 

During the warm seasons, Innsbruck represents strolling, tasting and enjoying culture, and experiencing the Tyrol nature first-hand. The range of offers is huge. To give you a brief overview we have compiled our carefully selected Top Twelve for your holiday entertainment. We are also happy to give you completely personal tips for your unique holiday, as the opportunities in Innsbruck and the surrounding areas are virtually unlimited.

You can find more information about the Innsbruck Card here.


Our Top Twelve for your stay in Innsbruck:

We would like to point out that we have no influence over any changes to the programmes of the following activities.


Bild

Old town and Goldenes Dachl & Tower

Taste, stroll and dive into Innsbruck’s history - the Innsbruck old town invites you to spend some time. In every alleyway there is something different to discover, while cafés invite you to take a break in the centre of the old town. Don’t miss out on enjoying a coffee and observing the goings-on around you. One of the highlights in the old town is of course the famous Goldene Dachl. And anyone more ambitious should climb the 148 steps of the Innsbruck city tower –the reward is an impressive view over Innsbruck’s old town.
You can find further information here.


Bild

Enjoy alpine cuisine

With the Hungerburgbahn and Seegrubenbahn you can travel straight from Innsbruck up into the alpine area. Up there you have a clear view of the central Inntal and the Zillertal, Stubai and Wipptal alps. Anyone wanting to reach real heights can take the Hafelekarbahn up to an altitude of 2265 m, and enjoy the amazing view from there.

Our special tip: Enjoy Tyrol’s mountain landscape in comfort, spoil yourself with culinary treats and, as the proverbial icing on the cake, let the view of Innsbruck at night work its magic. And that is possible on the Seegrube. Every Friday evening you can reach the Seegrube by night cable car. This gives you a fascinating sea of lights in the darkness of the night, which makes the stars shine especially brightly, all accompanied by culinary treats.


You can find further information here.


Bild

Bergisel-Schanze with the panorama restaurant “Bergisel Sky” and “Der Mythos Tirol”

The centre point of the sporting world, at least for the Four Hills Tournament at the start of the year: the Bergisel-Schanze. But in summer? Come past and be amazed, the Schanze offers a whole lot more. Modern architecture, a breath-taking view and an Olympic flair – all this is combined in the Bergisel-Schanze. The viewing platform fascinates with a unique view of the provincial capital of Tyrol. Anyone wishing to indulge in culinary delights is in good hands in the panorama restaurant “Bergisel Sky”.

Our special tip: If you would like to have a meal in the “Bergisel Sky”, we recommend that you reserve in advance a table in the first row. We are happy to do this for you on request before you arrive, to ensure you a panorama seat with a view of Innsbruck.

If you would like to take a walk and trace the heroes of Tyrol’s past, then you should definitely take a dive into history at the museum “Tyrol Panorama” while visiting the Bergisel-Schanze. The love of freedom demonstrated by the Tyrolean people is brought to life in a 1,000 square metre giant panoramic painting, which reflects in a fascinating manner the Tyrolean fight of freedom. And in the Kaiserjägermuseum of the “Tirol Panorama” you can discover Tyrol’s military history from the 18th to the 20th century.


Bild

Hofgarten

Over 600 years of green history at the heart of Innsbruck, that is the Hofgarten. The garden has been redesigned numerous times over the centuries and now for the last 150 years has been presenting itself in the style of an English landscape. From the palm house to the playground, there is plenty to discover. For all Qigong enthusiasts and those who like to try something new while on holiday: Early in the morning, four times a week you can experience nature in the centre of Innsbruck in a completely different way. Beginners and advanced learners can enhance their vitality with Qigong in the Hofgarten.
You can find further information here.


Bild

Swarovski Crystal Worlds

Marvel and sink into a fantasy world – dive into a world full of glittering surprises and explore the Swarovski Crystal Worlds in Wattens! As of 30 April 2015, the Swarovski Crystal Worlds has a new shine. The area was expanded to 7.5 hectares, thereby doubling its former size. A crystalline park landscape is bewitching as are the new family and children programmes, and the culinary experiences. Walk under a crystal cloud made up of 600,000 Swarovski crystals, or experience a new era of wonder in a new way in the Chambers of Wonder of the Giant. And let yourself be musically enchanted during one of the numerous music events in the Giant.
You can find further information here.


Bild

Explore the Alps in the primeval Swiss pine forest

You like to hike? Then come to Innsbruck! 1,220 km of hiking trails are waiting for you in the immediate vicinity of Innsbruck. A highlight is surely the Zirbenweg. The panoramic path allows the hiker to experience nature close up and offers incredible views of the Inntal and the Nordkette, and is easily tackled by both large and small. In doing so you walk through the largest primeval Swiss pine forest in the Alps, and numerous benches along the safe and easy path invite you to stop for a while.
You can find further information here.


Bild

Into the cool water

There are countless bathing lakes, and leisure and indoor swimming pools in Innsbruck and its villages. If you are looking for particularly idyllic cool water to dive into, then we recommend Lake Lans. The alpine moor lake with a surface area coving 35,000 m² receives its water purely from ground water and the Seerosenweiher, which is a nature conservation site. If you would like a something extra special, treat yourself to a Shiatsu therapy, or bring your body and soul into harmony in the idyllic atmosphere with other yoga enthusiasts.
You can find further information here.


Bild

Krimmler waterfalls

The Krimmler waterfalls are a most impressive and spectacular natural experience. With a drop of 380 m they are the largest waterfalls in Europe and one of the most visited attractions in Austria. By taking a hiking trail you can experience this natural show close up. After an approx. 15-minute walk you already reach the lowest water fall, and from there you take a twisting path upwards. Accompanied by unique views and the roar of the waterfall you arrive at the uppermost waterfall after walking for about 80 minutes.
You can find further information here.


Bild

Haus steht Kopf (Upside down house)

Pippi Longstocking would have had great fun in the most unusual house in Tyrol. And not only her; the house in Terfens has one or other surprise for visitors too. Everything in the house is actually completely normal, except for the fact that it is up-side down. What should be up is down, and what is normally down is up. This house is completely furnished and is confusing because of its normality, which quite literally turns everything on its head. Funny photos are just as guaranteed as the confusion of the visitors’ senses.
You can find further information here.


Bild

Museum of Tyrolean farms

Anyone wishing to experience a really unique museum should by no means miss out on a visit to the Museum of Tyrolean farms. Fourteen farms from different Tyrolean valley families are embedded lovingly in the landscape. Let them whisk you away to traditional Tyrol in the open-air museum close to the Lake Reintaler. Animals running free and idyllic cottage gardens bring the museum to life.
You can find further information here.


Bild

Stubaital railway

From pulsing Innsbruck to idyllic countryside - this is offered by the Stubaital railway. You travel past green meadows, beautiful villages to Fulpmes in Stubaital. If you would like to you can walk part of the way through the Telfer Wiesen. And if you are yearning for winter, then board the glacier cable car at the end of the valley. The cable car brings you onto the Stubai glacier, where an amazing view of the surrounding mountain landscape, and the permanent ice in the Ice Grotto are waiting for you.
You will find information about the timetable here.


Bild

Tyrolean evening

You would like to experience the original Tyrolean musical tradition - from traditional folk music to Schuhplattler and typical Tyrolean songs? Then we recommend an evening with the Gundolf family. The Gundolf family has been holding Tyrolean evenings in Innsbruck since 1967, and carries you away into the musical world of Tyrol. The Tyrolean evening takes place every day from April to October in the guest house Sandwirt am Inn, where you can also treat yourself to culinary delights. If you would like to you can also make use of the additional offer accompanying the traditional event and use the transport service - for a completely relaxed evening.

You can find further information about the holiday villages in Tyrol here.






Hotel Kapeller Betriebsgesellschaft mbH


Philippine-Welser-Str. 96 | A- 6020 Innsbruck
Tel.: +43 (0) 512 344445 | Fax: +43 (0) 512 344445-68
office@kapeller.at | www.stadthotel-kapeller.at
Impressum