Best Things To Do in Innsbruck, Austria

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  • Hofkirche: Undoubtedly one of the finest royal court churches you’ll ever come across, the Hofkirche was built to honour Maximilian I. Even though he isn’t buried here, his tombstone is a fine example of German Renaissance skill in the fine arts. Sculpted out of black marble, the tombstone is surrounded by 28 lifelike statues said to be guarding the tomb.
  • Hofburg: The childhood home of Marie Antonniette, the Hofburg Imperial Palace has had many owners and every owner made their own changes to the palace and what today the palace is an amalgamation of all those changed made over the years, just adding to its original beauty.
  • Tiroler Volkskunst Museum: Dubbed as one of the top heritage museums of Europe, the Tiroler Volkskunst Museum spans three floors and displays quite an impressive repertoire of Tyrolese artifacts and works of art. From festival embellishments to attires to household items, the museum covers every aspect of Tyrolese culture you can think of.
  • Goldenes Dachl & Museum: The Golden Roof as it’s so rightly called, Maximilian I used this three story high balcony as his vantage point. From here, he could enjoy the view of the Alps as well as look down upon the city’s proceedings. Made from 2675 fire-gilt copper tiles, the Goldenes Dachl is a major tourist attraction and makes for quite a good photo op location.
  • Swarovski Kristallwelten: When Marilyn Monroe sang, “diamonds are a girl’s best friend”, she sure knew what she was singing about. If you ever want to test this theory, take the women in your life to the world of crystals and Swarovski Kristallwelten and see for yourself. With around 14 chambers, every room has a different theme but around the clear cut precision rocks that Swarovski is famous for.

Below we have a list of things to do in Innsbruck and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.

This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Innsbruck getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.

Make the most of your trip to Innsbruck with confidence.

Tourist Attractions in Innsbruck

Here is the list of things to do in Innsbruck and tourist attractions in city.

  1. Schloss Ambras

    4.5 (2308 Votes)
    Schloss Ambras

    Castle, Historical Site, Architecture

    Yet another castle with a love story behind it, after the Beast’s castle in Beauty & the Beast the Schloss Ambras will be your second favorite castle. The Schloss Ambras is essentially a 10th century castle that was revamped by the Archduke Ferdinand II for his bride, a commoner. Ferdinand II was given permission to marry Philippine Welser as long as the married couple would live out...Read more
  2. Hofkirche, Court Church Of Innsbruck

    Church, Religious Site, Monument, Statue

    The one word guaranteed to come flying out of you as soon as you step into Austria’s finest royal court church is “wow”. The sheer grandeur will render you dum founded. But after you’ve gathered your wits about you, the beauty of the Hofkirche will become more apparent. Commissioned by Ferdinand I in 1553, the guest of honor is Emperor Maximilian I, though he actually i...Read more
  3. Swarovski Kristallwelten

    Art Museum, Specialty Shop

    If all the songs are adages are to be believed and tested, diamonds are indeed a woman’s best friend. Out of the many coveted diamonds, the Swarovski rocks are somewhere on top of that list. It all started with one Austrian man and his quest to make it easier for men to placate the women in their lives with a star studded gem. The Swarovski Kristallwelten has 14 chambers, rightly named t...Read more
  4. Hofburg, Imperial Palace

    4.4 (2193 Votes)
    Hofburg, Imperial Palace

    Historical Site, Palace, Architecture

    The Imperial Palace, as it changed hands of ownership over the centuries has seen some extensive expansion and renovation. What you see today are the changes made by the last occupant of Austria’s top three historic buildings- Empress Maria Theresia. Does the name ring a bell? Well, the Empress mothered a child who was one of the most infamous queens of France- Marie Antoinette; look for...Read more
  5. Stadtturm, Town Tower

    4.5 (1879 Votes)
    Stadtturm, Town Tower

    View Point, Tower, Observation Deck

    Enjoy a glamorous view of the whole of Innsbruck and even the mighty Alps from the top of the 15th century Stadtturm Town Tower. Tickets for Stadtturm Town Tower are available on the spot, but may require some time in queues. You can buy tickets for Stadtturm Town Tower in advance from our ticket section and combine Stadtturm Town Tower tickets with a host of other touring options for some ama...Read more
  6. Dom St Jakob, Cathedral Of St James

    Religious Site, Historical Site, Architecture , Cathedral

    The Cathedral of Saint James is a fine example of baroque style architecture. Unfortunately the church was heavily damaged during the Second World War. From the outside, the cathedral doesn’t look anything out of the ordinary but step inside for a change of opinion. The nave is enclosed by three dome vaults. There are two main works of art that you should look for inside the cathedral. O...Read more
  7. Goldenes Dachl And Museum, The Golden Roof

    Landmark, Walking Area, Historical Site, Architecture

    During the times of Maximillian I, the Golden Roof was considered the ultimate vantage point and rightly so, because the three storied balcony was from where the Maximillian enjoyed the view of the Alps as well as looked down upon the hustle bustle of the town. Today, the Golden Roof is a major tourist attraction and an important landmark of Innsbruck. The roof has 2675 fire-gilt copper tiles ...Read more
  8. Tiroler Volkskunst Museum, Tyrolean Folk Art Museum

    Art And Culture, Art Museum

    Right next to the Hofkirche is the Tiroler Volkskunst Museum, one of the best heritage museums of Europe, which houses an impressive array of Tyrolean artifacts, folk art to be precise. Spanning over three floors, the exhibits cover all topics conceivable from national costumes to Christmas mangers and cribs to everyday items like furniture and cow bells. Each floor has a different theme to it...Read more
  9. Triumphpforte, Triumphal Arch

    Walking Area, Historical Site, Monument

    One of the famous sights of Innsbruck, the Triumphal Arch commemorates a marriage as well as mourns for a death (pun not intended). The marriage being celebrated here is that between Archduke Leopold and Maria Ludovica, a Spanish Princess. Sadly, that was also the year the father of the groom unexpectedly passed away and that’s two sides of the Arch depict us extreme emotions. Unlike the...Read more
  10. Annasaule, St. Anna's Column

    4.4 (2228 Votes)
    Annasaule, St. Anna's Column

    Walking Area, Monument, Statue, Square

    Saint Anna’s Day is an important milestone in the history of Austria, more so after 1703 when the Austrians were successful in chasing the Bavarians across the border. The Tyrolese people erected a monument to show their gratitude to the people in politics who made this happen! The monument is topped by a statue of Virgin Mary on a crescent moon, looking like she’s watching over th...Read more
  11. Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum, Tyrolean Provincial Museum

    Art And Culture, Art Museum

    Tyrolese art has never before been presented so beautifully. Some of the treasures of the Tyrolean Provincial Museum include the art works from the Bronze Age and original reliefs that were used to design the Golden Roof. The range of Austrian art on display here ranges from Gothic alter pieces to Klimt and Kokoscha; suffice to say, the Gothic period is well represented here. To mix things up ...Read more
  12. Cloud 9 - Iglu Bar Innsbruck


    Cloud 9 - Iglu Bar Innsbruck is the place where you would be able to enjoy fantastic views over Innsbruck and grab a couple of drinks at the same time. The bar only remains open from December to April when everything is covered in beautiful white snow and is a wonderful spot to relax. At the igloo, visitors would be able to marvel at the artistic ice sculptures along with the sound and light el...Read more
  13. Glockengiesserei Grassmayr

    4.5 (1486 Votes)
    Glockengiesserei Grassmayr

    Museum, Historical Site

    One of the most under-rated senses is sound. A mere sound can convey so many emotions, and it’s played an important part in history be it a cry of war or declaration of independence. One instrument of sound that has been used to convey defeat or victory or impending doom is the bells. The 400 year old Grassmayr Bell Foundry tells you everything you need to know about the art of bell maki...Read more
  14. Bergisel Ski Jump

    4.5 (57 Votes)
    Bergiselweg 3, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
  15. Hotel Goldene Krone

    3.6 (86 Votes)
    Maria-Theresien-Straße 46, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria

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  • Are most attractions open Sunday?

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    • Yes, most of the attractions in Innsbruck are open on Sundays. 

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  • Would like to see where Sound of Music was filmed. I believe it was done in a couple of areas. Where are they and are tours available?

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    • Some locations where Sound of Music was filmed include Mirabell Gardens, Leopoldskron Castle, and Hellbrun Castle. You can check out the various Innsbruck tours and depending upon the place you want to explore, decide the suitable tour. 

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