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Alpenzoo (Alpine Zoo) ( Visit Site )

The biggest zoo in Europe, Alpenzoo is located on the southern slope of the Hungerburg plateau. It is a home to around 2000 different Alpine animals including eagles, ibexes, bears, otters, bison, bearded vultures and rare species.

Address: Weiherburggasse 37 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
Tel.: +43 512 292323

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Hofkirche Innsbruck

Built between 1553 and 1563 by Ferdinand I, Hofkirche is a popular tourist attraction. Constructed as a memorial to Maximilian I, grandfather of Ferdinand I, the church also contains the tomb of Andreas Hofer, Tyrol's national hero.

Address: Universitätsstraße 2 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
Tel.: + 43 512 584302

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Goldenes Dachl (Golden Roof)
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A famous tourist destination, Goldenes Dachl is also a spectacular landmark in Innsbruck. Covered with 2657 fire-gilded copper tiles, the roof was constructed for the Holy Roman Emperor, Maximilian I so that he could watch and enjoy the events and tournaments happening in the square below.

Address: Herzog-Friedrich-Straße 15 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
Tel.: + 43 512 53601441

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Triumphal Arch (Triumphpforte)

Situated on the southern end of the Maria Theresien Strasse, Triumphpforte is a famous landmark in Innsbruck. One side of the arch expresses happiness through a series of detailed marble reliefs and the joy of marriage, while the other side grieves over the death of Emperor Franz Stephan, husband of Empress Maria Theresa, who died during the wedding celebrations.

Address: Maria Theresien Strasse, Innsbruck, Austria

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Stadtturm (Town Tower)

Built in the mid 15th century, Stadtturm is one of the well-identified tourist attractions in the city. At 167 feet (51 metres) tall, the tower enabled the guards to keep a close watch over the city. Today, the castle offers beautiful views of Innsbruck and Nordkette mountains.

Address: Herzog-Friedrich-Str. 21 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
Tel.: +43 512 578154

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Kristallwelten Swarovski ( Visit Site )

A man made hill with a beautiful waterfall, Swarovski Kristallwelten is designed by Andrew Heller, Viennese multimedia artist. There is a wall of crystal with around 12 tons of fine cut stones at the entrance. Inside, the modern art gallery features larger than life creations crafted with Austrian crystals.

Address: Kristallweltenstraße 1 6112 Wattens, Austria
Tel.: +43 522 451080

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Altes Landhaus

Situated in the centre of Innsbruck, Altes Landhaus was built between 1725 and 1728. It consists of a two-floor regional parliamentary room, an ornate staircase and various statues and frescoes showing off the beautiful landscapes of the Tyrol.

Address: Maria-Theresien-Strase 43 6021 Innsbruck, Austria
Tel.: +43 512 5902113

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Hungerburgbahn ( Visit Site )

Hungerburgbahn is a futuristic cable railway connecting the city of Innsbruck with the panoramic city district of Hungerburg. The work of Zaha Hadid, who was also the brains behind the Bergisel Ski Jump, this funicular railway presents stunning imagery of Alpine scenery and is also a convenient boarding stop for skiers, snowboarders and hikers who are on their way up to the mountains.

Address: Innsbrucker Nordkettenbahnen Betriebs GmbH. Höhenstrasse 145. 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
Tel.: +43 512 293344

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