Surrounded by beautiful alpine scenery, Innsbruck is one of Europe’s prime ski resorts. It's also the city where Maximilian I ruled his Holy Roman Empire, centuries ago.
This legacy lives on in its picture-book old town, where rococo buildings mingle with pastel facades and the imperial Hofburg Palace offers a glimpse into this prosperous era. Learn all about it at the iconic Goldenes Dachl (Golden Roof), a gleaming building adorned with over 2,500 copper tiles that was built in Maximilian’s honour.
Flying into Innsbruck Airport, you'll see the snow-capped peaks of the Alps soar on the horizon every which way you look. They are an adventure playground for winter sports lovers, withNordkette Mountain boasting pistes fit for international skiing and snowboarding competitions.
This time of year is also popular thanks to Innsbruck's laid-back après-ski culture and wide selection of chalet-style bars and cosy restaurants.
Summer, on the other hand, is a time for hiking, mountaineering and golf. If you're looking for another slice of regional history, be sure to visit Ambras Castle, a stunning Renaissance-era citadel that was once the residence of Archduke Ferdinand II.