Innsbruck is the capital of Tyrol in western Austria. With almost 130,000 inhabitants, Innsbruck is one of the five largest cities in Austria. The foundation of the town goes back to the time of the Romans, which expanded Innsbruck as protection of the commercial road Verona, Brenner, Augsburg.
Innsbruck generates more than 3000 overnight stays on average every day, making it one of Austria's most touristic cities. In order to serve this mass of business travelers and tourists, over 150 hotels - from prestigious 5 star hotels, to small privately owned guesthouses, offer your beds and services. The most central overnight accommodation is to be found as a guest Innsbruck directly around the named bridge. But also around the small pond and the Hofgarten, visitors have the easiest and quickest access to all tourist attractions, as well as to the town center around Town Square.
The exciting medieval age is present: there is much to see in the 800-year-old old town of Innsbruck. Sights tell the story of the city. The golden roof, for instance, the emperor of Maximilian, was a testament to knights' tournaments. In the imperial Hofburg festivals took place, Ambras Castle became a magnificent sight. And from the city tower warned to the 20th century a guardian of conflagration, storms and enemies.
A special highlight for young and old is the visit of the large-scale Alpenzoos. In the immediate vicinity of Innsbruck, this animal park is nestled against the Nordkette and offers numerous animal species from brown bears to wolves to the mighty stone eagles. The journey is warmly recommended with the 2007 newly built Hungerburgbahn, a cable car, which already abducted the visitor to the fascinating world of the Alps.