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Innsbruck: City Card Including Public Transport

1. Innsbruck: City Card Including Public Transport

The best way to experience the picturesque city of Innsbruck, Austria, is with a city card. With admission to many of the best museums, sights, attractions, some cable cars, bikes, and a shuttle bus to the Swarovski Crystal Worlds, you'll have plenty of time to see the city in full.  Hop on any of the IBV city buses and trams, the hop-on hop-off bus, the Innsbrucker Nordkettenbahnen lifts, or the Patscherkofelbahn gondola. Utilize the discounts at the casino, city tours, or even a traditional folk show with the centuries-old company Tyrolean Evening. Choose between a 24, 48, or 72-hour card and start having fun. List of sights and attractions:City WalkGolden Roof MuseumCity TowerCity Archives/City Museum InnsbruckCourt ChurchMuseum of Tyrolean Regional HeritageImperial Palace InnsbruckExhibition Maximilian 1Alpine Zoo Innsbruck-TirolTyrolean State Museum FerdinandeumArsenal MuseumTAXISPALAIS Kunsthalle TirolBell Museum & Bell Foundry GrassmayrThe Tirol Panorama with KaiserjägermuseumBergisel Stadium & Ski JumpAmbras Castle InnsbruckAUDIOVERSUM Science CenterLocalbahnmuseum der Tiroler MuseumsbahnenAnatomical MuseumBurg Hasegg/Mint Museum HallSwarovski Crystal Worlds Wattens

Innsbruck: Tickets for Schloss Ambras

2. Innsbruck: Tickets for Schloss Ambras

The wonderful World of the Renaissance Schloss Ambras is one of the most important sights of Innsbruck. At Schloss Ambras you can immerse yourself in the life and the passion for collecting of the Renaissance prince Ferdinand II (1529 - 1595): Discover his chamber of art and wonders (Kunst- und Wunderkammer), his armories, and his Antiquarium. Admire the Habsburg portrait gallery with paintings from the time of Albrecht III (1349 – 1395) to the reign of Emperor Franz II (I) (1768 – 1835). The exhibition holds more than 200 paintings of the great masters, including the most valuable works of Lukas Cranach, Giuseppe Arcimboldo, Peter Paul Rubens, Anton van Dyck and Diego Velázquez. The Chamber of Art and Wonders (Kunst- und Wunderkammer) at Schloss Ambras The Chamber of Art and Wonders (Kunst- und Wunderkammer) of the Renaissance is an encyclopedic, universal collection, which contains the entire knowledge of the time. The collection contains not only outstanding works of art such as the Tödlein, but also scientific objects such as the attachment with compass (Aufsatz mit Kompass), objects from distant countries, such as the "Ryukyu bowl" (Ryuku-Schale), rare products of nature, corals, portraits of people who were considered "miracles" such as the hairy man (Haarmensch) and fascinating games as well as unusual musical instruments. The Armories In the Armories, among other things, you will find rare tournament armor, ceremonial armor for courtly feasts, the armor of famous generals and the Turkish Chamber (Türkenkammer) of Ferdinand II, which documents both the fear of the Turks and the enthusiasm for the Orient in the 16th century.

Innsbruck: Self-Guided Audio Tour

3. Innsbruck: Self-Guided Audio Tour

Welcome to the enchanting city of Innsbruck, where history, culture, and myth intertwine amidst breathtaking alpine scenery. Embark on a journey through time and explore the rich tapestry of this Austrian gem with our Innsbruck Self-Guided Audio Tour. Nestled in the heart of the Alps, Innsbruck boasts a history dating back centuries. Once a bustling trading post along the Via Claudia Augusta, it evolved into a vibrant hub of culture and commerce. From its humble beginnings as a small settlement to its rise as the capital of Tyrol, Innsbruck has witnessed the ebb and flow of empires, leaving behind a legacy that is as diverse as it is captivating. As you wander through the cobblestone streets, let the tales of emperors and nobles, artisans and adventurers, come to life through our audio guide. Discover the myths and legends that shroud the city, from the mysterious stories of the Golden Roof to the legendary figures of Tyrolean folklore. Innsbruck's architecture is a testament to its storied past, with Gothic cathedrals, Baroque palaces, and medieval townhouses adorning its skyline. Marvel at the intricate details of the St. James's Cathedral, with its stunning facade and ornate interior. Admire the imperial splendor of the Hofburg Palace, once the seat of Tyrolean rulers, and stroll through the charming streets of the Old Town, where every corner reveals a new architectural wonder. But our tour isn't just about history and architecture; it's about experiencing Innsbruck on your own terms. With our self-guided audio tour, you have the freedom and flexibility to explore at your own pace, pausing to take in the sights that captivate you and delving deeper into the stories that intrigue you most. Whether you're a history buff, a culture vulture, or simply a curious traveler, our tour is designed to cater to your preferences and interests. Learn more about the top 11 tourist attractions in Innsbruck. Its history, culture, myths, architecture, and other important facts are in this audio commentary which starts from the city's central station then the itinerary gradually moves one by one 1. Innsbruck Hauptbahnhof 2. Maria-Theresien-Straße 3. Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum 4. Hofkirche mit Silberner Kapelle (Court Church), 5. Altstadt Innsbruck, 6. Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) 7. Stadtturm 8. Dom zu St. Jakob (St. James' Cathedral) 9. Nordkette Cable Car 10. Bergisel Ski Jump 11. Ambras Castle So, grab your headphones, lace up your walking shoes, and get ready to embark on an unforgettable journey through the streets of Innsbruck. Let the past come alive as you immerse yourself in the history, culture, and myths of this remarkable city.

Salzburg: Private Day Trip to Innsbruck

4. Salzburg: Private Day Trip to Innsbruck

Travel from Salzburg to Innsbruck in a private vehicle and explore the charming Alpine town with a 5-Star Local Guide. Immerse yourself in stories of the Imperial House of Habsburgs, learn about the bombing of Innsbruck in World War II, and admire the medieval and Baroque remains in the picturesque Alpine setting. Let us take you on a full-day adventure in Innsbruck! Choose the 9-hour option to see the best of Innsbruck. Early in the morning, your private driver will pick you up from your accommodation in Salzburg in a clean, air-conditioned vehicle and drive you straight to the capital of Tyrol in the heart of Wipp Valley. Your Private Guide will meet you in Innsbruck and take you on a walking tour of the Old Town. Attractions include a visit to 2 historic churches. Inside the Baroque Cathedral of St. Jacob you will discover one of the most venerated Marian images in Christendom, Maria Hilf (Mary of Succor) by Lucas Cranach the Elder. Inside Hofkirche you will explore galleries filled with art and statues, Emperor Maximilian's cenotaph and the tomb of Andreas Hofer, Tyrol's national hero. Other places of interest include the Hofburg Palace, Golden Roof, St. Ann’s Column and Triumphal Arch. After the guided tour the driver will take you to the Bergisel Ski Jump Observation Deck. The viewing terrace of the Bergisel Tower offers panoramic views of the whole city surrounded by Alps. Tickets include elevator access. In addition to admiring the amazing views, you can stop for lunch at the restaurant „Bergisel Sky”, which is located at an altitude of 40 meters. After free time for lunch and souvenir shopping, the driver will take you back to your accommodation in Salzburg. Choose the 12-hour option to see the best of Innsbruck and visit the magnificent Ambras Castle, one of the oldest museums in the world. This extended tour includes skip-the-line tickets, so you will not have to wait in lines at the ticket office. Explore the Renaissance castle with an audio-guide to discover the famous Spanish Hall, the extensive Habsburg Portrait gallery, and the collection of armory, weapons, Chinese woodwork, Persian art and other objects collected by Archduke Ferdinand II. It’s a cultural experience not to be missed!

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If it's your first time in Innsbruck I said it’s totally worth it. However you need to know that if you stay in a hotel that has a partnership with the govt you’ll receive a welcome card also, but it includes the local transportation for free, with the Innsbruck card you have extended transport (e.g. cable car). I bought the 48 hrs and it was fantastic, as most cards the more time you use it the best value for money you’ll receive. Consider that the cable car to top of Innsbruck costos more than 40 euros per person, so if you want to do that and also visit the Alpine zoo (you can do it both in one day) the value of the card will be worth it.

Patscherkofel summit hike from the Mittelbah station with beautiful views of the Karawendel, Nordkette and the Swarovski Crystal Worlds, among others, is simply amazing, magical atmosphere, very friendly staff! Good bus connection, very practical with the Innsbruck Card. Very friendly staff at the tourist information in Innsbruck

The card helped take one's mind of any incurred expenses whilst in the city, covering the major attractions and transportation required. Overall, I've nothing to complain about this card.

A pity that cable cars are going to maintenance from Monday, that why we have to rush a bit. At the end, this card is awesome for exploring Innsbruck

I love it, the city is small so this is the way to enjoy it to the fullest, very easy to use and of course it is worth it