Innsbruck, Austria » City Info

Innsbruck is the provincial capital of Tyrol and the fifth-largest city in Austria by population. It has twice hosted the Winter Olympics and was one of the host cities in the 2008 European Football Championships. This beautiful alpine destination, with its historical buildings, breathtaking scenery, and snow-capped mountains, is one of the most wonderful places to visit in Europe.

Top Innsbruck FAQs

Q.1) What is the capital city of Austria?

Ans: Vienna is the capital and largest city in Austria. Innsbruck is the capital city of the federal state of Tyrol in western Austria and lies about 400kms from Vienna.

Q.2) What is the official language spoken in Innsbruck?

Ans: The official language spoken in Innsbruck is German. However, as English is the second language in the educational system, it is understood and spoken fluently by Austrian citizens.

Q.3) Which are the mountains surrounding Innsbruck?

Ans: Innsbruck is located in the Inn Valley, surrounded by Nordkette (Hafelekar, 2,334m or 7,657ft in the north, Patscherkofel (2,246m or 7,369ft) and Serles (2,718m or 8,917ft) in the south.

Q.4) What is the population of Innsbruck?

Ans: As of 1st January, 2011, the population of Innsbruck was 120,147.

Q.5) What is the weather in Innsbruck like and when is the best season to go to Innsbruck?

Ans: Innsbruck is a unique city visited by travelers during both winter and summer seasons. The location of Tyrol (Tirol) is such that it's outdoors can be enjoyed all year round. During the winter months from late December until early April, skiers love the slopes of the Alps while the same mountains in summer become the base for campers. The snow-capped mountains and valleys are spread with a blanket of wildflowers and camping tents as hikers and mountain bikers edge to capture the mountain tips.

Q.6) What is the currency of Innsbruck and where could I exchange foreign currency?

Ans: The unit of currency used in Austria is Euro. European citizens shouldn’t have any problem since Euro is used in many countries in Europe. Other foreign travelers can exchange their local currency at ATMs, exchange bureaus, and banks. Banks in Austria charge a fee for every transaction plus a small fee for every traveler’s cheque. So it is advisable to encash more amount at a time.

Q.7) What is the electric current voltage in Innsbruck?

Ans: The electric current is 220V, 50Hz. You’ll need a two-pin Europe adapter for appliances that operate on 110V.

Q.8) What type of clothing should I carry when traveling to Innsbruck?

Ans: Depending on when you’re traveling to Innsbruck, carry a lot of warm clothes during winters when temperatures can drop to -10°C (50°F). Also, carry winter accessories such as gloves, caps, and leather shoes to prevent slipping on ice. On other days, in the summers and rains, bring along rain gear and practical clothing to keep you cool as well show off-color.

Q.9) What are the tipping practices followed in Innsbruck?

Ans: In Austria, restaurants include tax and service charges in their bills, but it is customary to round up the total while paying. Taxi drivers receive 10% of the meter fare while bell porters receive €1 per bag.

Q.10) What is the Time Zone of Innsbruck?

Ans: The Standard Time Zone for Innsbruck is CET (UTC+1). Daylight saving time during summers is CEST (UTC+2) hours. The time zone abbreviation is CET - Central European Time.

Q.11) What are the Visa Requirements for Innsbruck?

Ans: Please visit our Visa Requirements page for more details.

Q.12) What are the Emergency Numbers in Innsbruck?

Ans: The emergency numbers to call for if in distress and need help.
  • Ambulance: 144
  • European emergency number: 112
  • Fire Department: 122
  • Police: 133
The ambulance (Rettung) will offer English speaking doctor. To be on the safer side, it's better to know some medical terms in German.
  • Accident - Unfall
  • Emergency- Notfall
  • Heart - Herz
  • Heart Attack- Herzanfall
  • Severe Pain - Heftige Schmerzen

Q.13) What is the country code and area code for Innsbruck?

Ans: The country code of Austria is +43 while the area code is 0512.

Q.14) What are the major attractions of Innsbruck?

Ans: The major attractions of Innsbruck are Goldenes Dachl Museum, Imperial Hofburg, Hofkirche, Alpenzoo, Schloss Ambras, Bergisel Ski Jump, Tyrolean State Museum, Tiroler Volkskunstmuseum, Stadtturm and Triumphpforte.

Q.15) What are the Important Phrases in German while conversing with locals?

Ans: Learning a few phrases in German is always helpful, especially when you have to converse with the locals at restaurants, taxi stands, hotel, markets and during emergencies.

Good MorningGuten Morgen (Morgen)
Good DayGuten Tag
Good ByeAuf Wiedersehen / Auf Wiederschauen or
simply Wiedersehen or Wiederschauen
Bye!Tschuss
Excuse MeEntschuldigung
Do you speak English?Sprechen Sie Englisch?
Thank YouDanke
PleaseBitte
I am lostIch habe mich verirrt
Can you help me?Können Sie mir helfen
The bill please!Zahlen, bitte!