Innsbruck City in Tyrol
Innsbruck, since 1849 capital of Tyrol, was mentioned already in 1187 for the first time in a document. The city name is derived from the bridge over the River Inn which also stamps the Innsbruck town coat of arms. With a surface of 105 square kilometres and approx. 120,400 inhabitants Innsbruck forms the fifth largest town of Austria.
The settlement of the today's city decreases till the Neolithic Age. Through the middle of Innsbruck an essential commercial route led quite early. Under empress Maria Theresia the traffic routes were developed and today Innsbruck most important ls is the traffic interchange between the north and the south.
Vacationers have in Innsbruck a big choice in lodgings – from elegant 5-star hotels up to comfortable pensions in and all around the town about hut lodgings on the mountains around Innsbruck. The capital of Tyrol is a varied offer offers to his guests also in the culinary, cultural and sporty area.
Heart of Innsbruck the historical Old Town with the landmark is framed by Innsbruck, the Golden Reef and his miraculous atmosphere, by a spectacular mountain landscape around.
In summer Innsbruck is a paradise for travellers, mountain lakes, waterfalls and clear mountain streams offer refreshment for visitors from all over the world.
Also in winter Innsbruck is a jewel for locals eager with winter sports and tourists. Tirol guest friendliness and all winter sports kinds are to be enjoyed in noble ski places as in earthy villages.
However, the Old Town in Innsbruck is also a great shopping centre and one can be spoilt between the shopping also in one of the numerous cafes and pastry shops with traditional sweets and, besides, the Golden Reef can marvel at.
Places of interest in Innsbruck: http://www.innsbruck.info