Best Places to Stay in Innsbruck
Best Place to Stay in Innsbruck
Towering Alps around and a sparkling Inn river flowing by, Innsbruck is right out of a children’s fairytale. The heart of Tyrol region in Austria is rich with history and culture, not to mention the remarkable architecture exhibited in theaters, galleries, museums, shops, restaurants and a peppy nightlife.
So whether you are euro-traveling in summers or winters, check out the top 3 places for accommodation for a tourist in Innsbruck:
Since all the vigor stay in the center of Innbruck, it is always wise to base yourself in the Old Town (Altstadt), especially if you are traveling across Austria for the first time. A massive baroque Cathedral, a fancy Palace and a bunch of charming squares- all of this magic surrounded in 2000m high mountains. Summers fill the meadows with cows and cowbells, while winters bring a cape of snow over them, both the season being truly magnificent. The Palace of Schloss Ambras, St. Jacob Cathedral, Hofkirche and the tomb of Maxmilan, the Hofburg Museum- there is so much to explore to unwind in this district! But with so much to offer, the accommodations are meant to be pricey.
For absolute peace-seekers, nothing beats this beyond beautiful village atop a low mountain plateau above the main city. Igls is a place with the purest mountain air and the most gorgeous vistas of the Alps. Warm sunrays stroking your skin as you stroll along one of the countless hiking trails on the Patscherkofel Mountain. Take an accommodation amidst the abundant Alpine flora and fauna, set close to the picturesque Lake Lans. Golfers love this area dearly, thanks to the 9-hole Golf Course Olympia. Ski resorts have flourished here in abundance, giving way to winter travelers and skiers.
Nestled in the heart of Innsbruck is Austria’s greatest Nature Park, Karwendel, a slice of which is Nordkette. For hardcore adventurers, avid skiers and nature lovers, this area is the best option to stay in Innsbruck. The 2,300 m high Hafelekar is the great attraction in this vicinity, with its direct connectivity to the main city making it all the more accessible to general public. The panoramic vistas of the city from up here are what steals the show for the quiet souls. From Seegrube station, it takes merely 20 minutes to reach the Nordkette climbing area.
So if you are up for some grand Habsburg Palace exploration or maybe a thrilling ski experience, visit the medieval perfection of Austria. No measure of time would be enough to absorb the beauty of this beautiful town.