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Innsbruck, a picture-perfect city in Austria, offers tons of things to do and see. This lively city is a busy tourist destination with lots of ski resorts in the alpine mountains. The city offers a mix of culture and architecture with popular activities like skiing, snowboarding and mountain hiking. Here, we have listed the top activities to do in and around Innsbruck.

Innsbruck City Tour

Discover the city on foot with a professional guide. Visit famous landmarks like Golden Roof, Imperial Palace, funicular and cablecar, Cathedral, River Inn and Barock houses.
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Bergisel Ski Jump

Plan a tour to Bergisel Ski Jump site, a must-visit landmark in Innsbruck. Located at a very short distance from Innsbruck, this brilliant architecture is designed by Zaha Hadid. Soak in astonishing views of Innsbruck from the tower during your visit. The site accommodates 28,000 spectators for the annual Four Hills Tournament in January and the Summer Grand Prix Jumping Event.
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Tyrolean Folk Show

Spend an evening and enjoy Tyrolean music and folk dance show in Innsbruck. Watch fast-paced dance (Schuhplattler) and other traditional dance steps that have been passed down through many generations. Taste delicious Austrian cuisine while clapping and singing while watching the show.
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Tandem paragliding

Fly like a bird and admire the Stubaier mountains, beautiful alpine mountains and nature from above. Make your dream come true. You'll fly with a certified pilot, so you don't have to worry about your safety.
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Visit Swarovski Crystal Worlds, Wattens

Head to Swarovski Crystal Worlds from Innsbruck. Explore many Chambers of Wonder and see the magical works of artists. Walk in the Crystal Garden, watch the Crystal Cloud. Don't forget to visit the store for purchasing Swarovski jewellery.
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Visit the Alpenzoo

Pay a visit to the highest zoo in Europe, located at the foot of the Nordkette mountain range. It is home to unique animals of the Alps. Enjoy feeding the animals and learn about the alpine animal world that's usually not a sight at other zoos. Soak into a great view of the fascinating Alps and Innsbruck city.
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Mountains & Hiking

Completely surrender yourself to the picturesque Alps. Discover medieval villages, soak in the beautiful mountain scenery and taste the delectable gourmet menu at 2000m. Innsbruck's most popular trekking trails are Patscherkofel to Zirbenweg along the south side of the Inn Valley, Haflekar to Hermann Buhl Weg and Goethe Weg, Schlegeisstausee glacier walk and trails above Hungerburg, Kaiser and Hötting.

If you want to try something out-of-the-box, Nordic walking is an exciting outdoor activity, and Igls-Lans is the place to master this fitness trend. There are twelve different routes in this area, suitable for running and gentle walking. But, remember, trekking at a leisurely pace along the well-worn paths allows you ample time to explore the imposing views of Innsbruck.
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Stubai Tram Ride (Stubaitalbahn)

The Stubai Tram Ride connects Fulpmes with Innsbruck, on the way gathering marvellous views of the Stubai valley. Started in 1904, the tram travels through the beautiful larch forests via Telfes, Kreith, Raitis, Mutters and Natters to Innsbruck. Visitors from Innsbruck can reach the Stubai Valley Railway using public transport. The valley is also one of the many interesting points to start a hike or ski.

There are many activities to do in Innsbruck and nearby towns during the winter season and summer season.

Winter Activities

During the winter months, Innsbruck is one of the best places to enjoy skiing and snowboarding. Innsbruck has many ski activities happening around the five hills surrounding the city. The ski resort Nordkette and OlympiaWorld Innsbruck are perhaps the most famous. Also, the slopes around Seefeld, Tulfes, and Stubai Valley offer equally adventurous opportunities. The ski stations of Igls and Mutteralm offer night skiing also.

Children and non-skiers can ice skate on the Hofgarten frozen lakes or hike to the Stubai glacier. Innsbruck is a fantastic place to relax and enjoy a simple toboggan sled ride in the company of moonlight and the stars. Besides, you can also visit the OlympiaWorld Innsbruck, where you will find everything - public skating, ice hockey, bobsleighing, figure skating, and more, under one roof.

Children's Ski

Kids can enjoy themselves at the snow gardens. Igls resort offers skiing on children-friendly, nursery slopes. Children aged between five and fifteen years can learn to ski. There are discounts for the youngsters on equipment rental and lift passes.

Summer Activities

Summer in Innsbruck is lovely. There is a lot to explore in the city with skydiving, climbing, hiking, rafting, cycling & mountain biking. Do not miss the marvellous landscape of the city on the way to Seegrube or Muttereralm.


Cycling is generally enjoyed on the "Inntal cycle path" that goes in the direction of Landeck. The road is flat and safe. Also, there are some excellent refreshment spots on the way.

Water Sports

Innsbruck's visitors in summer can indulge in all types of water sports activities, including bathing, surfing, swimming, paddling, and sailing. If you are ready to explore the surroundings beyond Innsbruck, sailing & windsurfing schools organise numerous adventure activities at the many lakes in Tyrol.