The city of Innsbruck in western Austria is popular due to its lush vegetation and plethora of outdoor activities. From palaces to skiing opportunities, there are many ways to enjoy the historic and mountainous Innsbruck region.
Once the seat of the royal Hapsburg family for nearly half a century, the palace is now used as a museum and for formal Austrian state events.
Take the funicular up Hungerburg mountain for breathtaking views of the mountains and city below, followed by a trip to the small alpine animal zoo.
This popular Alpine summit has many ski resorts just 7km outside of Interlaken.
Experience a ski-jumpers view from the top of the monument, which also has a cafe serving coffee and treats.
A top class heritage museum within Europe, located right across from the Hofburg.
The city is a popular winter destination (between December to April) for its access to world-class slopes suitable for skiing, snowboarding and other winter sports.
Kranebitten International Airport is located 5km outside of Innsbruck. One way tickets from London cost about 65EUR.
Innsbruck Hauptbahnhof (central) Train Station in the city center services transport both within Austria and to other European countries.
The A1 highway will take you from the capital Vienna to Innsbruck in just under 5 hours.
GoEuro and FlixBus offer rides to Innsbruck from many different European capitals for as little as 6EUR each way.
The Sporthotel Igls is a baroque-style hotel in the city center with rooms starting at 150EUR a night including breakfast.
Old Town - This area showcases old baroque and Gothic architecture, with the Hofburg and other national monuments within its confines.
Tirol - This area is the capital of the Innsbruck region and is the economic, social and political capital of the area.
Voralberg - Nestled between the Alpine, Tuxer and Stubai ranges, this neighborhood is popular for winter sports and arlberg ski chalets.
InnBus operates the system of buses and trams throughout Innsbruck. Tickets and daily passes can be bought from local vending machines, with a single ride costing 1.7EUR.
There are many taxi stands from which to travel around Innsbruck. Tariffs start at 6.20EUR and can cost up to 15EUR for a standard ride.
Rental vehicles can be picked up at the airport, train station or downtown, with daily prices starting at 100EUR.
Maria Theresien-Straße is the main boutique shopping pedestrian street in Innsbruck, with cafes, bars and shops selling traditional Austrian crafts.
The main food shopping markets in Innsbruck are Markthalle, MPREIS and Billa AG. A dozen eggs costs 3.5EUR.
Speckeria near to Hofburg serves a great selection of local meat dishes and wine. A typical meal will cost you between 20-25EUR.