The capital of the Tyrol region in Austria, Innsbruck is a city with much to offer visitors. Depending on the time of year you go, by staying in one of HouseTrip’s many comfortable apartments in Innsbruck you can experience the snow and skiing the area is famous for or a surprisingly warm summer full of historic and cultural sights to see. Twice home to the Winter Olympics, Innsbruck is referred to as the biggest skiing resort in the Alps and is the prime place to experience both a traditional Alpine and a modern Austrian way of life.
Experience Innsbruck like a local
As is the case in many places in Austria, this city has a dual personality depending on when you visit. From December to early April, it is a haven for snow sports enthusiasts who you’ll spot a mile off walking around awkwardly with ski boots on and skis slung over their shoulders. In the summer it’s a busy European city set against a backdrop of stunning mountains that should have all but lost their snow tipped peaks. You can enjoy a small piece of the Winter Olympic legacy that was left behind with the Olympia Bobbahn an adrenaline-inducing ride down the Olympic bobsleigh track. Yet the city is much more than an Alpine retreat, it is a centre of history which is evident once you start exploring the Schloss Ambras, a stunning Renaissance style castle and Hofkirche which houses one of the most important tomb’s in Europe, that of Emperor Maximilian I. To find out more about Emperor Max go to Zeughaus, which used to serve as his arsenal but is now homage to Tyrolean cultural history. If you’d rather look at the sights from up high and with a drink in your hand, head up 360° a bar with panoramic views over the city and the Alps. For a drink back on solid ground head to Elferhaus, which attracts a young crowd to Gothic surroundings and to enjoy Tyrolean cuisine at its sweetest there’s Café Munding an old coffee shop serving up some of the best cakes and deserts in the city.
Renting holiday accommodation in Innsbruck
Staying in self-catering accommodation in Innsbruck allows you to explore the city at your leisure and to also try as much schnitzel, dumplings and apfelstrudel as you can eat. Search HouseTrip’s apartments today to find the perfect base in Innsbruck for a summer city break or easy access to the slopes in the winter.