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Innsbruck: City Highlights Private Guided Tour

1. Innsbruck: City Highlights Private Guided Tour

Explore Innsbruck and discover the historic parts of the city with a private licensed guide. Your tour will start at the arranged meeting point in the center of Innsbruck. First you will enjoy the Imperial Garden, and walk past the Imperial Palace to the Court Church with the funeral monument of Emperor Maximilian and his bronze "Black Men" (Schwarze Mander). Also, worth a visit is the baroque Cathedral of St. James. Its interior contains the famous painting Mariahilf (Mary of Succor) by Lucas Cranach the Elder. The admission to the cathedral is free, visits are only possible outside of church services. Afterwards, you will stroll through the historic city center to the former magnificent alcove balcony of Emperor Maximilian, the Golden Roof, the most photographed monument in Innsbruck. Through narrow alleys past colorful historic town houses you will reach the Inn bridge. Here you will enjoy the view of the colorful house facades with the breathtaking mountain scenery of the Nordkette in the background. Are you interested in modern architecture? There is also something to discover in Innsbruck, including Zaha Hadid's futuristic-looking stations of the Hungerburg funicular, the new House of Music, David Chipperfield's Kaufhaus Tyrol or the town hall galleries by Dominique Perrault. The tour ends on Maria Theresien Street with its magnificent buildings in baroque style, the St. Anne's column and the Triumphal Arch as a crowning finale. The tour can also end at your hotel in the center of Innsbruck.

Innsbruck: Food Walking Tour with a Licensed Guide

2. Innsbruck: Food Walking Tour with a Licensed Guide

On this entertaining guided tour, you will learn about Innsbruck’s history, its architecture, its culture and its inhabitants while tasting culinary delicacies. During our leisurely city walk, we will explore Innsbruck's old town with its many sights. Stroll with us through narrow alleys past colourful houses and enjoy the view from the Inn Bridge. See the breath-taking mountain backdrop of the Nordkette. We will also look behind the facades, where there are unexpected cultural and culinary treasures to discover! Not to be missed is Innsbruck's landmark, the Golden Roof, whose 2.657 fire-gilded shingles inspired a master confectioner for a sweet creation. Golden Roof shingles with honey-roasted almonds, pistachio marzipan, almond nougat and dark chocolate - a real delight!! On our tour, you will sample a selection of delicious and hearty Tyrolean specialities served with amusing stories and anecdotes about Tyrolean Inn and Eating Culture of times gone by. Sweet delicacies round off the tour. Enjoy the ambience of one of the traditional cafés/confectioneries and take in the flair of Innsbruck's old town.

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.

Innsbruck: Christmas Tour with a licensed guide

4. Innsbruck: Christmas Tour with a licensed guide

Experience the magic of festive Innsbruck Start your walking tour in the lobby of your hotel in the city centre or at the car/bus parking or train station Stroll through the old town accompanied by the scent of mulled wine, roasted Almonds, fried dough pastry... Experience Innsbruck´s oldest Christmas market and the Golden Roof Visit the Tyrolean Nativity Scenes Museum & Court Church Admire the Swarovski crystal tree and the mechanical Jaufenthaler nativity scene Discover the Christmas Market in Maria-Theresien-Straße with sparkling light trees and modern lightning design

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What people are saying about Hofburg Innsbruck

Alex was absolutely wonderful!! We could really sense her passion for her Hometown Innsbruck. She was able to give a funny insights into the cities history and give detailed explanations. We loved the tour and can highly recommend it.

The local city guide did a very good job. The tour was very informative and very interesting. We (group of 6) were always able to ask questions. We would be happy to recommend them. Kind regards A.Gomes

Very nice visit. He is very knowledgeable and fascinating to listen to. He has also adapted very well to the presence of our young children. I recommend without hesitation.

Interesting, exciting tour with valuable information about history and life in/around Innsbruck. Absolutely recommended for a short tour!

Very nice, competent guide! Everything that is important is included, conveyed with enthusiasm and fun. Thank you again at any time