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Innsbruck is the capitol city of the federal state of Tyrol in Western Austria. More a city than a ski resort, with over 140,000 locals it is not small and cosy, but it can be a very entertaining holiday resort. Innsbruck knows all about skiing as it has hosted the Winter Olympics twice, 1964 and 1976. It has also won the right to host the first Winter Youth Olympics in 2012. A funicular from the city centre can take you to the south facing slopes; however, most tourists tend to spend more time at Glungezer, on the north facing slopes. 

The Innsbruck lift pass allow access to all the surrounding fields and free ski busses do the transporting. Over all the Innsbruck ski fields cover 282 km or runs, serviced by 78 lifts with predominately red and blue runs.

Several smaller resorts or suburbs are an alternative to staying in the city; Igls is serviced by the city trams and boasts one of the worlds most well known downhill race course. Mutters is the best village for families and beginners. Kuhthai is the place to be if you’re chasing black runs and also has a Terrain Park. Stubaier Gletscher is renowned for its glacial skiing and can also boast excellent snow coverage, so much so that it is open from summer through to winter.


The great thing about staying in a large city resort is the cheaper costs and large variety of accommodation and eating styles. Innsbruck offers hotels of all ratings, apartments, hotels and B and Bs. Eateries of all tastes and prices are numerous, and the nightlife is everything that a large city has to offer. There is also plenty off slope activity, shopping, cinemas, ice skating, day spas and much more.


Innsbruck hotels selected by eGuide

Hotel Altpradl
This family run hotel, located on the edge of a charming city park, is just a short walk from all the sights and sounds of the city centre. From here you can quickly reach Innsbruck's historical attractions on foot by taking a pleasant stroll along the traffic free walkway which lines the Inn and Sill rivers, offering you excellent views of the Old Town. After a tiring day of sightseeing you can return to the hotel and relax in the sauna, solarium or steam bath.
Best Western Hotel Mondschein
Best Western Hotel Mondschein is located at the Inn Bridge in the heart of Innsbruck, only steps away from the old town. Free parking is available in the garage. The comfortable rooms are all air-conditioned and feature private bathrooms decorated in ocean blue marble and Swarovski Crystals. Some rooms offer a spectacular view of the old town and the river, while others feature an artificial starry sky. Wi-Fi access is free of charge in the entire Hotel Mondschein.
The Penz Hotel
Located in the heart of Innsbruck, the city’s first design hotel has opened its doors and enriched the city with an architectural jewel. The Penz exudes modernity while providing luxurious hospitality in the traditional manner. It offers the perfect ambience of well-being for relaxed regeneration and peaceful, restorative sleep, but also for concentrated work. The 5th Floor is the American Bar on the roof of The Penz Hotel. Here you can admire the spectacular view while enjoying your delicious breakfast consisting of exotic fruits, sparkling wine, salmon and other tasty specialities.
Hilton Innsbruck
The Hilton Innsbruck is only a 5-minute walk away from the old town. It offers panoramic views of the Tyrolean mountains and houses Innsbruck’s casino. The rooms feature air conditioning and soundproof windows. They offer views of the city or the mountains. With 14 floors, the Hilton Innsbruck is the city’s highest building. The restaurant Guggeryllis serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in an exclusive ambience. A sauna, a steam bath, and a fitness area can be found the Innsbruck Hilton. The train station is only a short walk away from the Hilton Innsbruck. A public underground car park with direct access to the Hilton Innsbruck is available.
Best Western Hotel Leipziger Hof
The Leipziger Hof is a traditional, family-run hotel in an ideal location between Innsbruck's main train station, city park and historic old town. In addition to harmoniously furnished and spacious rooms, the Best Western Hotel Leipziger Hof offers a popular restaurant, a bar and lounge, a top-floor spa area and modern conference facilities. All major sights and shopping opportunities are within walking distance.


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