An ancient Habsburg residence, nestled on the banks of the Inn river and surrounded by mountain peaks, Innsbruck is the ideal destination for a holiday amidst history, nature and sport. To be discovered on foot, among museums and imperial palaces, buildings of archistars, walks in the woods and ski slopes. A perfect mix that make this city the "capital of the Alps". Just stroll along the famous Maria-Theresien-Strasse, in the historic center, to admire medieval houses and sumptuous Baroque buildings such as the Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), Holfburg palace, the Cathedral of S. Jakob, the Civic Tower (Stadturm), a fascinating panoramic point. All mixed with modern projects by international star architects of the caliber of Chipperfield, Perrault and Zaha Hadid. An integral part of urban life is the luxuriant nature, which stretches along the banks of the Inn and rises to the surrounding mountains. Where to make pleasant excursions in the calm of the woods and winter sports on the slopes of the Nordkette, reachable in just 20 minutes from the city center. But the old districts of St. Nikolaus, Mariahilf and Hötting are the most authentic and, perhaps, less known part of Innsbruck. where you can walk away from the crowds through narrow alleys and ancient medieval houses with high pitched roofs.
Posted by Alessandro Castelnuovo
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