Innsbruck, situated on the picturesque slopes of the Alps, Austria, is known primarily as a luxury ski resort. During the reign of Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I, the city became the Royal residence and one of the main European centres. To spend your holidays you can at any of the hotels of Innsbruck.
Imperial past could not but leave its mark on the image of Innsbruck. This is especially noticeable in the Old town, where fine buildings in the Rococo style are combined with traditional Tyrolean houses in pastel colours.
The Hofburg Imperial Palace acquired its present appearance in the 18th century thanks to the Empress Maria Theresa.
Still only approaching Innsbruck airport, you will immediately understand why this town is so popular. Almost every street offers a view of the Alps covered with white snow in winter and lush green in the summer.
On the hillside clung Ambras castle, the former residence of Archduke Ferdinand II, and the area around which was chosen by fans of mountain tourism, mountain climbers and golfers.
Winter in Innsbruck there comes a time skiers and snowboarders. One of the most popular ski areas — mountain Nordkette, which you can get from your hotel or apartment on the ski lift. Local trails are ideal for people with any level of training, there are even international competitions.
Among the athletes is also very popular ski jump Berg isel. A great option to spend an evening after a day of skiing — local bars, chalets and traditional restaurants.
Hotels of Innsbruck: a brief overview of the best hotels
Grand Hotel Europa*****
Grand Hotel Europa — one of the most famous hotels of Innsbruck. Erected in 1869, the building housing the Grand Hotel Europa soon reaped praise. King Ludwig II of Bavaria called it «the finest place in Innsbruck for festive occasions».
localized in the center of Innsbruck, this is where the guests of the Provincial Government of the Tyrol stay, where official banquets are held, and where the citizens of Innsbruck hold their celebrations.
Accommodation: The hotel has 133 rooms and apartments offering every convenience that can be expected from a 5-star hotel.
Dining: The prize winning cuisine served in the hotel restaurant is a special attraction. The restaurant Philippine Welser, with its exquisite Tyrolean ambience, offers the delicacies of a creative cuisine based on local ingredients and traditional recipes.
The 4-Star Hotel Central is placed right in the centre of Innsbruck only a several meters from the Maria Theresien Street, the Old City and the eminent Golden Roof.is a traditional city centre hotel offering comfort and space.
Accommodation: Rooms are comfortably furnished. All have private bathrooms, TV, radio and telephone.
Dining: The hotel invites you to enjoy its traditional Viennese coffee house serving pastries and cakes. If you desire something more filling, many restaurants are close to the hotel.
The traditional, 4-starSailer is located in the centre of Innsbruck and offers typical Tyrolian hospitality and ambience.
Accommodation: Comfortable rooms all with private shower and WC, telephone and TV guarantee a comfortable visit.
Dining: The traditional Farmers Stuberl is a rustic restaurant serving local specialities.
Hotel Goldene Krone Innsbruck***
The 3-Star Hotel Goldene Krone is an excellent base from which to explore Innsbruck. This informalis located in the business and cultural centre of Innsbruck, housed in an historical building dating back to the baroque period but now fitted with all modern conveniences.
Accommodation: The hotel offers 70 beds, and each room has a private shower, WC, telephone and satellite TV.
Dining: The Galerie-Cafe 44 is a comfortable meeting location with the atmosphere of a Viennese coffee house for hotel visitors, artists and business tourists. Cakes and confectionery specialities as well as snacks are served here.