Innsbruck serves as the provincial capital of Tyrol and is renowned for its alpine sporting opportunities. This fifth largest city of Austria lies close to both northern Italy and Munich and is surrounded by the Alps. Innsbruck has hosted the Winter Olympics on a couple of occasions and has also hosted several games of the 2008 European Football Championship. Those traveling to what is considered the largest ski resort in the Alps will be welcomed via the Innsbruck Kranebitten Airport
Innsbruck offers excellent ski resorts and was a center for the snowboarding boom in the 1990s. Nordpark and Patscherkofelbahn are both great destinations for skiing during the winter season. During warmer weather, they offer hiking routes as well as incredible views. Other than the alpine adventures, the long history of Innsbruck can be discovered among the cathedrals, castles, and museums. Hofkirche, Wiltener Basilika, and Schloss Ambras
are some of the top sites that deserve a visit. Alpenzoo makes for an excellent family outing and is Europe’s highest zoo. The city life can still be found here between the beauty of the mountains. There are several shopping malls and souvenir stores, and a stroll through the Old Town could crop up some great finds.
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