Sightseeing & culture in Innsbruck
the top sights in the regional capital
Architectural highlights, museums and galleries are just some of the cultural sights in Innsbruck, the regional capital of Tyrol located just a short drive from the four-star Stubaierhof in Neustift.
At the heart of the city lies the medieval oldtown, home to the Golden Roof, the 51-metre-high City Tower and Imperial Palace. High above the city to the north are the impressive craggy peaks of the Nordkette mountains.
Innsbruck is just a 25-minute drive from the Stubaierhof in the Stubai Valley.
The Golden Roof with its 2,657 fire-gilded copper tiles is considered the symbol of Innsbruck.
Inside the building there is a museum about the life of Emperor Maximilian, who chose Innsbruck as his place of residence.
Street cafés, beer gardens, impressive buildings and the mighty mountains of the Nordkette make the main street in the centre of Innsbruck, Maria-Theresien-Straße, one of the most popular gathering spots in the city for both locals and tourists alike.
It is the ideal place for shopping and relaxing.
Bergisel ski jump
The Bergisel ski jumping stadium, which was designed by star architect Zaha Hadid, is open daily from 9.00 to 17.00.
The view from the top overlooking Innsbruck to the north is sensational.
One, two, three
The Triumphal Arch at the southern end of the main street in the centre of Innsbruck, Maria-Theresien-Straße, is a Roman-style monument comprising three arched gates. It was commissioned by Empress Maria Theresia.
Measuring 51 metres in height, the City Tower in the heart of the oldtown was added to the old city hall in the years between 1442 and 1450. Together with the Golden Roof it is one of the most iconic symbols of Innsbruck.
The Imperial Palace and its elaborately decorated rooms invite visitors to journey back in time to the 18th century. The palace also hosts exhibitions and special shows in the Gothic Cellar.
Back to nature
Nordkettenbahn funicular & cable car
The Nordkette mountains overlooking Innsbruck to the north can be easily accessed using the Nordkettenbahn funicular and cable car.
From the top visitors can enjoy spectacular 360° views of the city to the south and the Karwendel Nature Park, the largest in Austria, to the north.