Innsbruck is a capital city of Tyrol’s federal state in Western Austria and is situated in Inn Valley at connection with Wipptal that offers access to Brenner Pass, around 30 kilometers south of Innsbruck. It is situated in broad valley between tall mountains called Nordkette in north and Serles and Patscherkofel in south. It is considered as one of the globally renowned winter sports centre and hosted the 1988 and 1984 Winter Paralympics and 1976 and 1964 Winter Olympics. In the 4th century, Veldidena, an army station was founded by Romans for protecting the economically significant commercial road from Verona-Brenner-Augsburg. The coat of arms and city’s seal illustrate bird’s eye view of Inn Bridge, designed used from 1267. It became the Tyrol’s capital in the year 1429 and became the centre of European politics in 15th century and culture as emperor Maximilan I.
The winters of Innsbruck are cold, colder as compared to other major European cities – snowy. Summer is highly unpredictable and variable, and days can be cool, rainy or sunny and sometimes even extremely hot. Some of the most famous buildings in Innsbruck include Golden Roof, Büchsenhausen Castle, Kaiserliche Hofburg, Leopold Brunnen, Hofkirche, Casino Innsbruck, Altes Landhaus, Ambras Castle, Alte Innbrücke, Stadtturm, Altstadt, New Hungerburgbahn, designed by Zaha Hadid, Annasäule, Bergiselschanze, designed by Zaha Hadid, Helblinghaus, Triumphpforte, Maria-Theresien-Straße and Tyrolean State Theatre, Innsbruck.
You will also find quite a lot of museums in Innsbruck such as Riesenrundgemälde, Bell Museum, Ambras Castle, Alpine Club Museum, Tyrolean State Museum, City Archives, Tyrolean Museum of Popular Art, Kaiserjäger Museum, The Armoury, Stubaital station and Tyrolean Museum Railway. There are some churches as well, these include Ursulinenkirche, Jesuit Church, Liebfrauenkirche, Dom zu St. Jakob, Spitalskirche, Hofkirche, Wiltener basilika and Stift Wilten. Because of its location between tall mountains, it serves as an ideal place for mountaineering in summer and skiing in winter. Some of the ski resorts nearby include Patscherkofel, Axamer Lizum, Seefeld, Igls, Stubai Valley and Tulfes.
Along with Lake Place, New York in United States and St. Moritz, Innsbruck is one of the three places, which have twice hosted the Winter Games. Some of the most famous attractions and sights in Innsbruck include Alpenzoo, Hofgartencafe, Stadtturm, Goldenes Dachl (Das), Buzihütte, Triumphpforte, Hungerburgbahn/ Nordkettenbahn, Nordkette Innsbruck, Axams – Axamer Lizum, Schloß Ambras, Cafe Toscana, Babalon, Blue Chip, Theresienbräu, Plan B, Maximilianeum, Segafredo Sky, Katzung, Hofgarten, Plateau, Hofkirche Innsbruck (Court Church), Silberne Kapelle, Innsbrucker Dome, Galerie Augustin and Pradl District.
There are a number of hotels in Innsbruck such as Hotel Central, Hotel Penz West, Hotel Altpradl, Grand Hotel Europa, Best Western Hotel Mondschein, Hilton Innsbruck, Best Western Hotel Neue Post, Best Western Plus Hotel Goldener Adler Innsbruck, Hotel Goldene Krone Innsbruck, Hotel Innsbruck, Austria Trend Hotel Congress Innsbruck, Hotel Zach, The Penz Hotel, Hotel Grauer Bär, Hotel Sailer, Hotel Tautermann, Hotel Gasthof Engl, Basic Hotel:Innsbruck and Romantik Hotel Schwarzer Adler. Overall it a home to oldest grammar school of Western Austria “The Akademisches Gymnasium Innsbruck?