Innsbruck

Traffic

Innsbruck is a railway and road traffic junction. Trains from Vienna-Salzburg ( Western railway ), Munich-Garmisch Partenkirch ( Karwendl railway ), Zurich-Bregenz ( Arlberg railway ), and Verona-Bozen ( Brenner railway ) arrive at the main station. A local railway, the Stubaital railway ( Innsbruck-Fulpmes ), and the railway number 6 with destination Igls ( Mittelgebirgs railway ) have their starting stations in Wilten.

The Inn Valley motorway AI 2 ( Munich-Salzburg ) runs along with Innsbruck to the Upper Inn Valley through the Arlberg tunnel to Vorarlberg. The Brenner motorway A13 ( toll ) branches off the Inn Valley motorway to Italy. The Tyrolean federal roads B 171 ( Kufstein – Arlberg ) and B 174 go through the city.
The Brenner federal road B 182 ( Innsbruck – Brenner ) has its Start in Innsbruck. Secondary through roads with starting point Innsbruck: Dörferstraße through Thaur to Hall, Luigenstraße through Egerdach to Ampaß and the Schloßstraße runs along the Ambras Castle to Aldrans and to the south eastern Mittelgebirge ( Axamer Lizum ). From the bus station, near the main station, it is possible to go by bus to the surrounding settlements. Besides bus lines of Innsbruck’s public transport Service ( IVB ) ( marked blue in the City plan ) lead to Rum, Thaur, Absam, and Hall.

The new Hungerburg railway ( funicular railway ) arrives at the Hungerburg from Congress Centre via Löwenhaus and Alpenzoo ( from 2007 ). The Nordketten railway ( cable railway )  leads from Hungerburg in two sections via the Seegrube to the Hafelekar on 2269 m and the Patscherkofel railway ( cable railway ) leads from Igls to the Patscherkofel on 1951 m.
The airport for charter flights and regulär transport Service Innsbruck-Kranebitten lies in the west of the city.

Leisure facilities

Indoor swimming pools, outdoor swimming pool Tivoli, Lake Rossau, outdoor swimming pool Völser Badl, some small lakes in the surrounding, children’s playgrounds, 3 fit miles, tennis courts, covered tennis courts, riding hall, mini-golf, skittle-alleys, cycle tracks, and many footpaths.

Camping

Camping site Innsbruck west in Kranebitten, camping site Natterer See, camping site Völs.

Innsbruck History

2000 years ago Innsbruck was founded by the Romans as the military camp ‘Veldidena’ ( today Wilten ). The original settlement was built on the northern bank of the river Inn ( Hotting ); in 1180 the center was transferred to the present place of The Old Town. A new bridge connected both banks and in 1239 Innsbruck was elevated to the status of a town. In 1363 the city belonged to the Hapsburgs and was occasionally residence of Emperor Maximilian I. Due to Tyrol’s integration into Austria, it became the province’s capital. At times of the Tyrolean Independence Wars against Napoleon Innsbruck was headquarter of Andreas Hofer ( Tyrolean Hero ), who won three battles on the Bergisel in 1809.

Innsbruck – Geographical position

The province capital of Tyrol, Innsbruck, is situated in the Inn Valley, on the exit of the Wipp Valley surrounded by a beautiful alpine landscape. The city is crossed by the river Inn and separates the Upper from the Lower Inn Valley. Because of the location on the important intersection of the north-south connection of the Eastern Alps and the east-west connection via Arlberg, Innsbruck is a cultural, economic, and tourist center ( Congress Centre ) but also a university town and exhibition center. In 1964 and 1976 Innsbruck was the venue of the Olympic Winter Games.

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