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
That is the most obvious characteristic of the city. You find the Nordkette in the north and the Patscherkofel in the south. Both mountains have great skiing regions and can be easily reached by public transport. That is also the reason why Innsbruck is one of the only cities, where you see people running through the city with skiing gear.
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 is the door to the south. That is the reason why the region is a great basecamp for trips to Italy. Within 3 hours you are at the Garda lake and in 4 hours already on the sea and in Venice. Or maybe some other wonderful Italian city?
3. Dolce Vita
Innsbruck 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.