Things to do in Innsbruck

Our most recommended things to do in Innsbruck

Wattens: Swarovski Crystal Worlds Entrance Ticket

1. Wattens: Swarovski Crystal Worlds Entrance Ticket

Explore all facets of crystal at Swarovski Crystal Worlds in Wattens, and discover the magic of the crystal at exhibits and attractions such as the gardens of The Giant, and the “Crystal Cloud” of 800,000 hand-mounted crystals. Go to the “Chambers of Wonder” and experience the magic of crystal in a dimension that has never been seen before. Discover unique art installations in the museum's gardens, and take the kids to the play tower, an innovative outdoor playground landscape for children of all ages, with plenty of space to play and climb. A café and restaurant by the gardens offer amazing views of the surrounding landscape and provide an unforgettable culinary delight for those interested in exploring unique flavors.

Tyrolean Evenings Family Gundolf in Innsbruck

2. Tyrolean Evenings Family Gundolf in Innsbruck

Immerse yourself in Austrian tradition as you attend a folk program with singing, dancing, yodeling, and more. Let the Gundolf Family–a staple in Innsbruck since 1967–entertain you with a 1.5-hour presentation. For many people, the Gundolf Family is a group of musical ambassadors representing Innsbruck and the historical region of Tyrol around the world. With a varied and attractive program, you will be delighted as you watch Tyrolean dances and “shoe-slapping.” You will also hear typical Tyrolean songs and yodeling. Don't be surprised if you find yourself wanting to dance, sing, and clap along too. In addition to the show, you will have the option of enjoying a drink or taking part in a 3-course meal before or during the show. This includes: Clear soup with sliced pancakes Roast pork with potatoes and mixed salad Apple strudel with whipped cream Program: Music / Schuhplattler – "Reith im Winkel“ (folk-dance) / Yodel-song / Tyrolean figure-dance / Song on the singing saw / Yodel-song / Schuhplattler (folk dance) - Cross Polka / Solo on the country-harp / Alphornklänge = alphorn-sounds / Solo on special tuned cow-bells / Yodel-song / Hackbrett – typical Tyrolean string instrument / Tiroler Holzhackertanz = Woodchoppers dance Intermission Innsbruck Fanfare / Yodel-song / Solo on the zither/ The millers dance / Raffele = old tyrolean string instrument / Jealousy dance / Hölzernes G`lachter = wooden xylophone / Cowbell dance / Yodel-song / Miners dance / Bozner Bergsteigermarsch = the march of the mountaineers Finale (popular songs of visiting countries) Songs, dances and music of this program have been recorded on DVD, video, and CD (which can be purchased on the spot). 

Combi Entrance Ticket to Alpine Zoo and Hungerburg

3. Combi Entrance Ticket to Alpine Zoo and Hungerburg

Innsbruck's Alpine Zoo is unique worldwide in its function as an Alpine theme-zoo. Observe several species of animals that can only be found within the alp region. It is extremely family friendly but also offers a great variety of activities for grown ups. It is situated on the sunny side of the Inn valley, directly at the foot of the Nordkette and high above Innsbruck's rooftops. With the combi-ticket Alpine Zoo, the zoo is comfortably reachable from the city center. It is only a few minutes directly from the Congress Station to the Alpine Zoo station with the Hungerburg funicular. From there the entrance of the Alpine Zoo is only a few meters away. Your combi-ticket Alpine Zoo includes a round trip with the Hungerburg funicular and the entrance to the Alpine Zoo.

Innsbruck: City Card Including Public Transport

4. Innsbruck: City Card Including Public Transport

The best way to experience the picturesque city of Innsbruck, Austria, is with a city card. With admission to many of the best museums, sights, attractions, some cable cars, bikes, and a shuttle bus to the Swarovski Crystal Worlds, you'll have plenty of time to see the city in full.  Hop on any of the IBV city buses and trams, the hop-on hop-off bus, the Innsbrucker Nordkettenbahnen lifts, or the Patscherkofelbahn gondola. Utilize the discounts at the casino, city tours, or even a traditional folk show with the centuries-old company Tyrolean Evening. Choose between a 24, 48, or 72-hour card and start having fun. List of sights and attractions:Anatomical MuseumArchaeological Museum Of InnsbruckAudioversumThe Tirol Panorama Museum With Imperial Infantry MuseumBell Museum GrassmayrLocal Railway MuseumHasegg Castle And The Royal Mint In HallThe Golden Roof MuseumInnsbruck Radio MuseumArt History At Ambras CastleCity Museum/City ArchiveSwarovski Crystal WorldsFerdinandeum Tyrolean State MuseumMuseum Of Tyrolean Folk ArtThe Tyrolean Folk Music ArchiveVisual Museum InnsbruckThe Zeughaus Museum

Hungerburg: Roundtrip Funicular Tickets from Innsbruck

5. Hungerburg: Roundtrip Funicular Tickets from Innsbruck

Begin your journey at 560 meters above sea level, not far from the heart of Innsbruck's old town. Here, the station which was designed and planned by star architect Zaha Hadid, can be explored before the funicular ride starts. The Hungerburg funicular enables visitors to reach the Hungerburg in just 8 minutes. There are several stops along the way including the Alpine Zoo, which is a favorite among families. A ride with the Hungerburg funicular is the perfect option for those, who have limited time.  After reaching the top station, a very nice view from the panorama platform can be enjoyed! For those who want to indulge themselves with culinary treats, the trendy Café Hitt&Söhne can be visited for coffee and cake! Another option is to have a traditional tyrolean meal at the Restaurant Alpina.

Innsbruck: Alpenzoo & Top of Innsbruck Combination Ticket

6. Innsbruck: Alpenzoo & Top of Innsbruck Combination Ticket

The impressive experience at the Top of Innsbruck, the 2,300m-high Hafelekar, is within every man’s grasp thanks to a direct connection from the city. Visitors may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the normally shy wildlife, but the unique panorama of city and mountain is the real highlight. Walk up to the highest point of the Nordkette and experience summit atmosphere without a long ascent. The ticket includes the roundtrip from station Congress to the Top of Innsbruck as well as the entrance for the Alpine Zoo. Please Note: Dogs are not allowed at the zoo!

Innsbruck: Tickets for Schloss Ambras

7. Innsbruck: Tickets for Schloss Ambras

The wonderful World of the Renaissance Schloss Ambras is one of the most important sights of Innsbruck. At Schloss Ambras you can immerse yourself in the life and the passion for collecting of the Renaissance prince Ferdinand II (1529 - 1595): Discover his chamber of art and wonders (Kunst- und Wunderkammer), his armories, and his Antiquarium. Admire the Habsburg portrait gallery with paintings from the time of Albrecht III (1349 – 1395) to the reign of Emperor Franz II (I) (1768 – 1835). The exhibition holds more than 200 paintings of the great masters, including the most valuable works of Lukas Cranach, Giuseppe Arcimboldo, Peter Paul Rubens, Anton van Dyck and Diego Velázquez. The Chamber of Art and Wonders (Kunst- und Wunderkammer) at Schloss Ambras The Chamber of Art and Wonders (Kunst- und Wunderkammer) of the Renaissance is an encyclopedic, universal collection, which contains the entire knowledge of the time. The collection contains not only outstanding works of art such as the Tödlein, but also scientific objects such as the attachment with compass (Aufsatz mit Kompass), objects from distant countries, such as the "Ryukyu bowl" (Ryuku-Schale), rare products of nature, corals, portraits of people who were considered "miracles" such as the hairy man (Haarmensch) and fascinating games as well as unusual musical instruments. The Armories In the Armories, among other things, you will find rare tournament armor, ceremonial armor for courtly feasts, the armor of famous generals and the Turkish Chamber (Türkenkammer) of Ferdinand II, which documents both the fear of the Turks and the enthusiasm for the Orient in the 16th century.

Neustift im Stubaital: Tandem Paragliding

8. Neustift im Stubaital: Tandem Paragliding

Enjoy an unforgettable and safe paragliding experience with a certified pilot. Take a cable car up the mountain before gliding down to the Stubai Valley. Fly like a bird, admiring views of Neustift im Stubaital and the surrounding mountain landscapes. Take home a certificate proving you flew. Meet your pilot and take the cable car. During the ride, enjoy beautiful views over Neustift im Stubaital. Ask your pilot any questions you have. Arrive at the top of the mountain, at 1,900 meters above sea level. Get final instructions from the pilot and prepare to enjoy a perfect flight. Sit comfortably in the harness and enjoy the flight to the fullest. Marvel at the beautiful Stubai mountains from above before gently sliding down to the ground again. Before landing, the pilot safely brakes the glider to reach the landing site in the Stubai Valley.

Innsbruck: Private Tour with a Local Guide

9. Innsbruck: Private Tour with a Local Guide

Meet the local guide at your Innsbruck accommodation and head out on a 2, 3 or 4-hour walking tour to explore the city. You’ll be in good hands with a knowledgeable local who is eager to share all the tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your visit. Start by getting familiar with the neighborhood where you’re staying. Hear about the best places to eat and shop and learn the easiest ways to get around. On this customized tour you’ll see some of the top attractions and hear about more that you can visit on your own after the tour. By the end of the tour, you'll feel more comfortable navigating the city and confident you have all the information you need.

Innsbruck: Patscherkofel Mountain Winter Hike

10. Innsbruck: Patscherkofel Mountain Winter Hike

Immerse yourself in the incredible nature of the Austrian Alps, located a mere 10 minutes from Innsbruck city center. Ride a cable car up to the Patscherkofel lookout, known locally as the "house mountain", and delight in breathtaking panoramic views overlooking more than 400 peaks, as well as numerous valleys in the area. Upon reaching the mountain station, take advantage of the countless wonderful hiking trails that lead from alp to alp and let you see for miles over the mountain peaks of the Alps. Hike down a range of paths that offer something for everyone, from experienced to beginner-level hikers and children. Enjoy stunning views of the entire Inn Valley with the provincial capital of Innsbruck at your feet. Once you are tired and hungry, make a stop at one of the lodges up there to replenish your energy before riding the cable car down to conclude your experience.

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What people are saying about Innsbruck

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1,061 reviews

Fantastic site, a real world of wonders. Those who like brightening will be satisfied. Plan a 3 hours program + eating at the location Check how to get there before buying the ticket ( if you are without car) as opening is at 9 but first bus from Innsbruck at 10.20.

Ilona was very accommodating and cater to your interests and passions. As our train was late, she also agreed to meet us late and this allowed us to rest. You will enjoy your rather intimate walk in Innsbruck under her care!

It's our second time here and it's brilliant. Stimulates sight, sounds and smell. Great for all ages. Well presented exhibitions inside and a beautiful outdoor area. Definitely worth a trip

This was a really fun evening. We got to see and experience traditional folk dancing and music. My nearly 3 year old loved it. I recommend this to visitors to Innsbruck

Excellent guide and very knowledgeable, enjoyed walking around the town of Innsbruck!