Squatting in the dramatic landscape of the Alps, Innsbruck is known to be the capital of Tyrol region and the fifth largest city in the country. Situated right above the serene river Inn, tucked amidst the broad valley in the gigantic mountains of Karwendel Alps in the northern direction and Serles to the south, Innsbruck is popular across the globe for its renowned winter sports centre. The colourful city is the biggest draw in its location as it is surrounded by numerous snow-covered mountains which bless the city with ultimate serenity and beauty.
The city is situated in close proximity to some of the most visited places in Europe such as Germany and Italy which makes Innsbruck a one time stop for all those who are looking to make their Europe trip worth reminiscing till eternity. Innsbruck has a little something for every sort of traveller out there. While the adrenaline junkies can go all gaga over the wide variety of winter sports that the city provides, one can ride cable cars to the zenith of the mountains while soaking in the magnificent view that resides. The serene seekers should wear comfy shoes as they have to climb the Town Tower to slickly escape from the Hurly-burly atmosphere to the silence of nature.
Apart from the kicking winter sports, Innsbruck also boasts the best contemporary architecture, from rustic churches to the old town to the city, the rich history dangles into its air while the Ambras Castle was home to Archduke Ferdinand II and is a must visit for every history lover out there. Make sure to spend at least 2-3 days in the city to get acquainted to its culture and explore the activities that it offers.
The mouth-watering Austrian cuisine had a profound effect over the central part of Europe, coffee is considered as water and is paired with almost every meal when it comes to Innsbruck, some of the most famous regional dishes are Tafelspitz, Wiener Schnitzel, and some dessert Apfelstrudl.
Best Time To Visit Innsbruck
When the mountains are capped with snow scrapes and the view is scenic, it marks the best time when the city calls. Innsbruck is a place known for its winter sports and attracts the tourists all round the globe majorly during the months of December to April. The maximum temperature during this month is 10 degree Celsius while the minimum temperature goes to -3 degree Celsius so make sure to pack some woolens while busing during this season.
May to August marks the summer months when the city lights up with tourists and the highest temperature that can be witnessed during this season is 21 degrees while the lowest temperature goes to 11 degree Celsius. September to November marks the fall season when nature transforms and features the best colours. This is not the peak season therefore visiting during this season would be easy on your pocket.