Innsbruck, Austria » City Info

Innsbruck (literally means 'bridge over the Inn') is the provincial capital of Tyrol and the fifth-largest city in Austria by population. It is situated in the valley of Inn river between mountain ranges above 2000m (6562ft) above sea level.

This beautiful alpine destination, with breathtaking scenery, and snow-capped mountains, is one of the most favourite winter sports destinations. It hosted the Winter Olympics in 1964 and 1976. Also, it hosted Winter Paralympics in 1984 and 1988.

Area100.05 km² (40.51 sq.mi.)
Population (2018)City - 132,493
Density - 1,300/km² (3,300/sq.mi.)
Metro - 228,583
Time ZoneGMT (UTC+1)

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, Austrian citizens understand and speak it fluently.

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 2018, the population of Innsbruck was 132,493.

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 travellers during both the winter and summer seasons. The location of Tyrol (Tirol) is such that its 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.

Q.6) What is the currency of Innsbruck, and where could I exchange foreign currency?
Ans: The currency used in Austria is Euro. Foreign travellers 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 traveller's cheque.

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 travelling to Innsbruck?
Ans: Depending on when you're travelling 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 appropriate shoes. During summers and rains, bring along rain gear and clothing to keep you cool.

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. It is 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, 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, hotels, markets and during emergencies.

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