10 interesting facts about Innsbruck

  1. This beautiful city is located in the west of Austria, on the river Inn, at the foot of the high Alps, the hilly area of Tyrol. The city is famous Austrian, ski resort of Winter Sports, known for its famous ski jump Bergisel and all kinds of alpine sports.Untitled
  2. Innsbruck was selected twice for the Winter Olympics in 1964 and 1976.
  3. The most important attraction of the city is “building with a golden roof” (Goldenes Dachl), built in the year 1500 by the Emperor Maximilian. Historically balcony was covered with gilded, copper tiles. The building is a museum, where you can learn more about the life of the Emperor and admire the view of the city from the famous balcony.
  4. In the center of town is a medieval City Hall tower. At the tower you can climb stairs (148 in total), since there is no elevator.Untitled2
  5. Across the city tower is Helbling building / summer house from the Baroque periods dates back to the 15th century. This building is named after Sebastian Helbling owner of the eponymous restaurant of the 19th century.
  6. The City’s Cathedral St. Jacob from the 18th century is located at Domplatz, which sounds every day at exactly 12:12.
  7. The pedestrian street in the center is Maria Theresia strasse, where the statue of St. Anne is located, built in the 18th century, in honor of the liberation of the Tyrol from Bavarian army.
  8. In the city it is possible to see older, but also younger residents dressed in unusual Tyrolean folk costumes, where men wear the famous “ledenhosen” (short leather, pants with suspenders), a ladies wear “dindrle” (usually brightly colored dresses). Tyrolean are happy, smiling people with a big heart. You will be approached in the street to ask “Is everything all right ?,” .. or “Do you need help?”.
  9. Innsbruck has its own zoo called “Alpen Zoo”, which is located at the highest altitude in Europe.
  10. The main attraction of the city is cable car “Hungerburgbahn” (not driving after 19h), which will come through the tunnel, and bridge on the river Inn to the Alpine Garden, which offers a beautiful view of the city.
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