Living in the capital of the Alps
Innsbruck is an urban and alpine paradise. Mountain and valley, nature and city. Not too big, but big enough to offer everything.
Nearly 150,000 people from 148 nations live in Innsbruck. With 1.5 million tourists and more than 300,000 students, the city is bigger and livelier than the population suggests. As Innsbruck is also located in the center of the Alps, it is also called the capital of the Alps.
But Innsbruck still has much more to offer, as for example...
1. The mountains
This is the most obvious feature of the city. The northern chain in the north and the Patscherkofel in the south extend beyond the city. At both mountains are two great ski resorts that can be reached directly from the city. That's why you usually see people with skis and snowboards walking through the city in winter.
But not only in winter, also in summer there are countless opportunities in and around Innsbruck to move in the mountains. Whether hiking, climbing, mountain biking or paragliding. There is something for everybody.
2. The turnstile to the south
Tyrol has always been hotly contested, as it represents the most natural transition to the south. Today it has calmed down a little bit, but the situation is still ideal. How about, for example a weekend trip to Italy? Whether on Lake Garda (3 hours), by the sea to Venice (4 hours) or in one of the other beautiful Italian cities.
3. Dolce Vita
nnsbruck is only 30 minutes away from the Italian and German borders. So life in Innsbruck is a mix of both worlds. In addition to classic Tyrolean cuisine, there is also fresh wine, cheese and coffee from Italy and other delicacies from Germany.
4. Dynamics and lifestyle
Not only the students, but also the many international companies and the growing number of great startups are providing an incredible dynamic in Innsbruck. At the same time, the mixture of big city and untouched nature offers a lifestyle that is second to none.