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Wattens: Swarovski Crystal Worlds Entrance Ticket

1. Wattens: Swarovski Crystal Worlds Entrance Ticket

Easter Special: April 8 – 24, 2022: Free Entrance until 17 years in the company of an adult Explore all facets of crystal at Swarovski Crystal Worlds in Wattens, and discover the magic of the crystal at exhibits and attractions such as the gardens of The Giant, and the “Crystal Cloud” of 800,000 hand-mounted crystals. Go to the “Chambers of Wonder” and experience the magic of crystal in a dimension that has never been seen before. Discover unique art installations in the museum's gardens, and take the kids to the play-tower, an innovative outdoor playground landscape for children of all ages, with plenty of space to play and climb. A café and restaurant by the gardens offer amazing views of the surrounding landscape, and provide an unforgettable culinary delight for those interested in exploring unique flavors.

Tyrolean Evenings Family Gundolf in Innsbruck

2. Tyrolean Evenings Family Gundolf in Innsbruck

Immerse yourself in Austrian tradition as you attend a folk program with singing, dancing, yodeling, and more. Let the Gundolf Family–a staple in Innsbruck since 1967–entertain you with a 1.5-hour presentation. For many people, the Gundolf Family is a group of musical ambassadors representing Innsbruck and the historical region of Tyrol around the world. With a varied and attractive program, you will be delighted as you watch Tyrolean dances and “shoe-slapping.” You will also hear typical Tyrolean songs and yodeling. Don't be surprised if you find yourself wanting to dance, sing, and clap along too. In addition to the show, you will have the option of enjoying a drink or taking part in a 3-course meal before or during the show. This includes: Clear soup with sliced pancakes Roast pork with potatoes and mixed salad Apple strudel with whipped cream Program: Music / Schuhplattler – "Reith im Winkel“ (folk-dance) / Yodel-song / Tyrolean figure-dance / Song on the singing saw / Yodel-song / Schuhplattler (folk dance) - Cross Polka / Solo on the country-harp / Alphornklänge = alphorn-sounds / Solo on special tuned cow-bells / Yodel-song / Hackbrett – typical Tyrolean string instrument / Tiroler Holzhackertanz = Woodchoppers dance Intermission Innsbruck Fanfare / Yodel-song / Solo on the zither/ The millers dance / Raffele = old tyrolean string instrument / Jealousy dance / Hölzernes G`lachter = wooden xylophone / Cowbell dance / Yodel-song / Miners dance / Bozner Bergsteigermarsch = the march of the mountaineers Finale (popular songs of visiting countries) Songs, dances and music of this program have been recorded on DVD, video, and CD (which can be purchased on the spot). 

Combi Entrance Ticket to Alpine Zoo and Hungerburg

3. Combi Entrance Ticket to Alpine Zoo and Hungerburg

Innsbruck's Alpine Zoo is unique worldwide in its function as an Alpine theme-zoo. Observe several species of animals that can only be found within the alp region. It is extremely family friendly but also offers a great variety of activities for grown ups. It is situated on the sunny side of the Inn valley, directly at the foot of the Nordkette and high above Innsbruck's rooftops. With the combi-ticket Alpine Zoo, the zoo is comfortably reachable from the city center. It is only a few minutes directly from the Congress Station to the Alpine Zoo station with the Hungerburg funicular. From there the entrance of the Alpine Zoo is only a few meters away. Your combi-ticket Alpine Zoo includes a round trip with the Hungerburg funicular and the entrance to the Alpine Zoo.

Innsbruck: Alpenzoo & Top of Innsbruck Combination Ticket

4. Innsbruck: Alpenzoo & Top of Innsbruck Combination Ticket

The impressive experience at the Top of Innsbruck, the 2,300m-high Hafelekar, is within every man’s grasp thanks to a direct connection from the city. Visitors may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the normally shy wildlife, but the unique panorama of city and mountain is the real highlight. Walk up to the highest point of the Nordkette and experience summit atmosphere without a long ascent. The ticket includes the roundtrip from station Congress to the Top of Innsbruck as well as the entrance for the Alpine Zoo. Please Note: Dogs are not allowed at the zoo!

Hungerburg: Roundtrip Funicular Tickets from Innsbruck

5. Hungerburg: Roundtrip Funicular Tickets from Innsbruck

Begin your journey at 560 meters above sea level, not far from the heart of Innsbruck's old town. Here, the station which was designed and planned by star architect Zaha Hadid, can be explored before the funicular ride starts. The Hungerburg funicular enables visitors to reach the Hungerburg in just 8 minutes. There are several stops along the way including the Alpine Zoo, which is a favorite among families. A ride with the Hungerburg funicular is the perfect option for those, who have limited time.  After reaching the top station, a very nice view from the panorama platform can be enjoyed! For those who want to indulge themselves with culinary treats, the trendy Café Hitt&Söhne can be visited for coffee and cake! Another option is to have a traditional tyrolean meal at the Restaurant Alpina.

Innsbruck: White River Rafting Experience

6. Innsbruck: White River Rafting Experience

Every rafter’s heart skips a beat at the sight of the imposing waves, impressive currents, and powerful stoppers of Europe's famous white river rafting section of the Imster Schlucht. The River Inn, with its abundance of water, is the ideal trip for rafting beginners and every outdoor sports enthusiast. This tour is more than an adventure; it is a nature experience of a very special kind. Your raft will provide a safe ride for all participants from the age of 10 (over 6 for children’s sections) up. Families and less adventurous souls can choose more relaxing trips, while those adventurers who are looking for the thrills and spills of white water rafting better get ready for the trip of a life time. Your 3-hour rafting experience will cover a distance of approximately 14 kilometers, tackling medium white water of a class III category. It doesn’t matter how or where, the experience will conjure up a smile on your face that will last right through the day.

Innsbruck: City Card Including Public Transport

7. 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 trains, the hop-on hop-off bus, or the Nordkette Cable Car. 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.

Innsbruck: Paragliding Adventure

8. Innsbruck: Paragliding Adventure

After your reservation, you will receive further information about paragliding. The meeting point will be at the agreed time at the launch site of the paragliders. Watch the paragliders before you even start your adventure. At the appointed time, your pilot will be on the spot to make the preparations with you. With a few steps, you will be kidnapped into the third dimension. There are only fantastic impressions and new perspectives waiting for you. Feel the wonderful freedom of the air.

Neustift im Stubaital: Tandem Paragliding

9. Neustift im Stubaital: Tandem Paragliding

After speaking to your guide at 6 PM the day before your activity, meet your pilot at the Elferbahnen cable car station. During the cable car ride, you will enjoy the beautiful views over Neustift im Stubaital. You can ask your pilot any questions you might have. Arrive at the station on top of the mountain, at 1,900 meters above sea level. You will be given any final instructions from the pilot and prepare to enjoy a perfect flight. Sit comfortably in the harness and enjoy the flight to the fullest. Marvel at the beautiful Stubai mountains from above, before gently sliding down to the ground again. Before landing, the pilot safely brakes the glider to reach the landing site in the Stubai Valley.

Innsbruck: Private Tour with a Local Guide

10. Innsbruck: Private Tour with a Local Guide

Meet the local guide at your Innsbruck accommodation and head out on a 2, 3 or 4-hour walking tour to explore the city. You’ll be in good hands with a knowledgeable local who is eager to share all the tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your visit. Start by getting familiar with the neighborhood where you’re staying. Hear about the best places to eat and shop and learn the easiest ways to get around. On this customized tour you’ll see some of the top attractions and hear about more that you can visit on your own after the tour. By the end of the tour, you'll feel more comfortable navigating the city and confident you have all the information you need.

Planning Your Visit

  • How many days to spend in Innsbruck?

    A full four days, including a day at the zoo, will allow you to see Innsbruck's top attractions at a leisurely pace.

  • Getting around

    Though there is a bus and tram system, exploring Innsbruck's center on your own two feet is the best way to go sightseeing. To reach the Bergisel Ski Jump, take tram line 1 to Stift Wilten, where it's only a few minutes away by foot.

  • Where to stay in Innsbruck

    You'll find accommodations within the compact city center, south of the Inn River, making it easy to reach the main attractions. Finding accommodation in a residential area just north of the river is also a viable option and just as convenient for visiting the sights.

Good to know

  • Language
    German
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
  • Country Code
    +43
  • Best time to visit
    Late spring through early fall (May - September) is lovely for sightseeing in Austria, though the winter snows are equally charming!

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What people are saying about Innsbruck

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 745 reviews

Custom tour. Very informative. Enthusiastic. Excellent balance of history culture and current life in the city. Great recommendations and very upbeat positive guide. Thank you Ilona for a wonderful tour

Crazy visual-sensory experience, I went back because I liked it the first time but the second was better

From the center of innsbruck you get to the funicular that goes up here and it's fantastic

Easy to use. Just present the reference code to the receptionist and they will accept it.

Very great exhibition! On-site staff VERY friendly and helpful!