Innsbruck Family-friendly activities

Our most recommended Innsbruck Family-friendly activities

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). 

Innsbruck: Alpenzoo & Top of Innsbruck Combination Ticket

3. 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!

Neustift im Stubaital: Tandem Paragliding

4. 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: City Tower Entrance Ticket

5. Innsbruck: City Tower Entrance Ticket

Look out over the rooftops of Innsbruck as the tower guards once did in the Middle Ages. Discover how guards kept watch from the City Tower for almost 450 years, warning citizens of fire and other dangers. The lower storeys also once served as a prison. Today, the tower is there for visitors to enjoy. Over 133 steps lead up to the 31-meter-high viewing platform, which overlooks the medieval streets of Innsbruck and offers stunning views of Bergisel, Patscherkofel mountain, the River Inn, and the Nordkette mountain range. Learn about how the City Tower is a good 50 years older than the Golden Roof. It was completed in 1450 on the side of the old town hall. It doesn’t seem huge in comparison with modern buildings but 51 meters was very impressive in 1450 and the tower was a proud symbol of the self-confidence of the people of Innsbruck. The onion dome was added 100 years after its completion. Today, the tower still rises up majestically from amongst the medieval buildings in the old town – providing a good vantage point and a romantic view of Innsbruck. For a romantic experience, take the tour at sunset during the summer. During winter, listen to the tower trumpeters play from the balcony of the Goldenes Dachl (Golden Roof) whilst the Christmas markets can be seen below. Please note that as the City Tower is a historic building and its existing form has to be preserved, there is no lift and you can only reach its top by climbing 133 steps.

Innsbruck: Patscherkofel Mountain Winter Hike

6. 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

we took a while to locate meeting point as it was not clearly stated that it is located at basement of the congress station. the experience of cable car and enjoying the view at the top of innsbruck was fantastic. the visit to the alphenzoo was great too, able to see alpine animals which are not in my home country zoo.

Thank you very much for the great experience! My guide "Hubi" was incredibly personable, competent and trustworthy. I would book here again at any time and would love to come again! It was the most beautiful and greatest experience so far!

We loved the show! They are a very talented group of performers! It was fun to experience a little bit of Austria’s traditional culture.

very nice show. the artists are talented and very friendly. and the meal is good. I highly recommend

The show was very enjoyable. There was a large and enthusiastic audience that made it fun.