Mountains and houses along the river, innsbruck, Austria (PhotoDisc )

View of Innsbruck, Austria (PhotoDisc)

Wonderful Sundown over tuscan Landscape Insbruck (iStockphoto)

Alpine town in sunset Innsbruck (Hemera)

Innsbruck, Austria (iStockphoto)


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What to do in Innsbruck

Nestled in the vaulting Austrian Alps, the medieval city of Innsbruck is an outdoors paradise. Twice home to the Winter Olympics, the area packs in nine ski areas, plus scores of trails primed for mountain biking and hiking in the summer. In winter, visitors can ski from Innsbruck’s 90 cable cars, take moonlight ski tours, or brave the nearly mile-long Olympic Bobsleigh run. In summer, the mountains are a hub for hikers, bikers, runners, and climbers. The new Performance Center for Runners & Walkers has a 70-kilometer network of trails. The Nordkette Singletrail and Hungerburg Trail cater to the extreme cycling set with one of Europe’s most difficult downhill descents that drops right into town. Riders craving a mellow experience can cycle on the 200-kilometer Inn Valley path, which rolls past a number of Innsbruck’s spectacular palaces.

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Traveler Reviews of Innsbruck

Susan rates Innsbruck
Innsbruck is fine for winter sports. It lacks in cultural interests and the shopping was just okay. It's fairly large so not so walking friendly as some other cities. It is still very lovely as is all of Austria. For my money you can't beat Salzburg.
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