Visit Innsbruck - Best of Innsbruck

The quintessential European town, Innsbruck is one the most beautiful towns you’ll ever come across. Innsbruck knows how to make to the best of its weather cycles and that definitely goes in the town’s favour. That however, isn’t the only enticing factor- from anywhere in the town, you’ll always catch a glimpse of the Nordkette Alps, making scaling any vantage point like the Town Tower worth the climb.

A little piece of trivia, the town of Innsbruck has something for everyone and the best part is that you can unabashedly indulge in them without giving it the stigma of a ‘cliche’. The Imperial Palace or the Royal Church Court will make you want to time travel and life in the 16th century, the Schloss Ambras will have you wishing for a lover who would go the lengths of transforming a fortress into a castle for his beloved and the nightlife will make you want to stay in Innsbruck forever.

Innsbruck Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Innsbruck tips for your visit

Do’s

  • Whenever you enter a shop or a restaurant there will be someone who will welcome you with a greeting. Always greet them back and if the opportunity allows, be the first to greet them, with a simple hello or a good morning. Good manners go a long way with the Austrians.
  • You will come across many dogs on the streets being walked by their owners and many a times you might want to pet them. Always, always ask for the owner’s consent before you pet the dog.
  • Always stand on the right hand side of the escalator, lift or any public transportation system. The left aisle is left open for those in a hurry. If you stand two-by-two, you could possibly get yelled at and asked to move aside rather rudely.

Don’ts

  • Never crack jokes about the Nazi or the Holocaust or Hitler. By law, they aren’t allowed to deny such a thing happened, but that doesn’t mean they would laugh about it or even want to talk about it. Racially or ethnically insensitive jokes are not appreciated.
  • When you meet someone, don’t forget to shake their hand and if they introduce themselves with a title (Dr, professor, etc), always use it while addressing them. It’s a mark of respect and the individual must be addressed with the title bestowed upon them.

Travel Tips

  • Innsbruck is a safe city tourist wise and sees no tourist related violent crimes. However petty thievery like pick-pocketing might occur. Just be aware of your surroundings and exercise the regular amount of caution as you normally would.
  • Carry an umbrella, a hoodie or a hat depending on what season you’re Austria.
  • Austrians are traditionally a conservative society, so when you’re stepping out for the day, dress appropriately. For example, don’t wear your beachwear to the Alstadt or the walk in to a formal restaurant with shorts and flip-flops. Use your discretion.
  • Learn or carry some basic German phrases to help you connect with the locals better, in case you ever have to ask for directions or whilst shopping; not many Austrians speak English.

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Facts and Stats for Innsbruck*

  • Pollution Statistics in Innsbruck

    Know the pollution level of Innsbruck before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 35.94 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 6.82 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 33.33 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 22.92 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 18.18 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 47.73 (Moderate)
  • Innsbruck: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Innsbruck for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Innsbruck.

    • Burglary and Theft 25 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 21.43 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 19.64 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 22.73 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 21.15 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 26.92 (Low)
    • Attacks 28.57 (Low)
    • Drug offense 46.43 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 89.29 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 73.21 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 25 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 21.43 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 37.5 (Low)
  • Living in Innsbruck - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Innsbruck is 172.82 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 72.74 (High)
    • Climate Index 74.57 (High)
    • Pollution Index 30.16 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 27.25 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 75.9 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 70.56 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 12.08 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 91.94 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Innsbruck

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Innsbruck

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.07 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11.79 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 35.38 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 106.99 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 98.09 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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