We have listed 5 tips here that include the best-known sights as well as other places that we think are interesting.
Golden Roof & museum
The Golden Roof in the old town of Innsbruck is probably THE landmark of the Alpine city. But what not many people know is that there is also a "Goldenes Dachl Museum" right below it, which tells the story of this unique building and its builder, Maximilian I.. Under his reign, Innsbruck became a rich, lively as well as urban centre for the whole of Tyrol. A special view: Like the emperor, you can observe the wonderfully colourful hustle and bustle of Innsbruck's old town from the oriel.
The Alpine Zoo in Innsbruck is the highest located in Europe (727 m)! More than 2000 animals of 150 different species invite you to enjoy an extremely eventful visit to the animal world in the Alps. What is special about this “Alpine Zoo” is the portrayal of Alpine life forms in historic and modern times. The ALPENZOO, as a “themed zoo”, is the only one of its kind worldwide, which, in its enclosure facilities and bird aviaries, in its aquarium and the open terrariums, presents such a complete collection of animals of the European Alpine region. Children’s birthday celebrations for children of 5 years or more are available on request. Open in the winter months until 5pm.
The Tirol panorama with the Kaiserjäger Museum (Museum of the Tyrolean Imperial Infantry) examines very closely the “Tyrolean Myth” in all its contrariness and enchantment. It houses the greatest work of art in Tyrol: the Innsbruck Riesenrundgemälde (large round painting of the 3rd battle of Bergisel). The panoramic illustration displays the Tyrolean freedom battle of 13th August 1809 in a breathtaking 360-degree aspect on a surface of just under 1000 m2.
The Tirol Panorama is connected with the Kaiserjäger Museum below ground. As the regimental museum of the Kaiserjäger (imperial infantry regiment), it gives an insight into Tyrolean military history from the 18th to the 20th century. For further information check out the website.
The sight alone of the Imperial Palace in Innsbruck gives a sense of anticipation of what magnificent rooms are hidden away behind its historic walls. The Hofburg was the third and final seat of the Tyrolean state ruler after the Andechs Burg next to the Inn Bridge and the so-called Neuhof (building of the Golden Roof). Plots of land, and houses in the area of the later constructions were purchased gradually at the end of the 14th century. It was constructed under Sigmund of Austria (Siegmund dem Münzreichen) around 1460, and remodelled under order of Empress Maria Theresa (1754-1773). Viewing of the magnificent grand hall, the ceiling frescos, portraits of the Imperial Family, as well as the Imperial apartment (25 splendid Imperial rooms) is recommended.
Bar 360 degrees
On warm summer evenings, there is no better place in Innsbruck than Bar 360 Grad. It is located directly in the city centre in Maria-Theresien Straße above the town hall galleries. With a magnificent view over the roofs of Innsbruck, you can sip a drink in comfort and enjoy the romantic sunset in fine weather. If it's warm enough, you can sit outside and on colder days the all-round glass bar still guarantees a great view. A little tip for all adults: there is a very good selection of gin in the bar.