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Innsbruck which is a city situated in the middle of the Austrian Alps provides you with breathtaking views of the magnificent mountain scenery. With barely 130,000 inhabitants, Innsbruck is the largest city in the federal state of Tirol . The alp metropolis will entertain you with some cultural highlights and it will also not disappoint you with respect to culinary delights.
The state capital of Tirol has a large airport , which is managed by several airline companies. Given that the main railway station is connected to different railway networks, you can also conveniently reach the Alps metropolis by train. You can get to Innsbruck by car via the Inntal motorway A12.
If you visit Innsbruck, you should definitely take a look at the Golden Roof. The building was created in the late Gothic style, it has served as the residence for the Tyrolean princes since the 15th Century and it is deemed to be the landmark of Innsbruck. The roof of the alcove is covered with almost 2,700 fire gilded copper tiles.
Ambras Castle , situated on the south eastern city border, definitely ranks among the famous buildings in Innsbruck. The splendid castle was built as early as the 10th Century and for a long time it served as the place of retreat for various earls and princes from the region.
A visit to the Tyrolean State Museum, provides you with important knowledge about the city of Innsbruck and the entire region. Here you can marvel at a total of seven different exhibitions whose thematic spectrum ranges from the Roman Age to our present day.
If you want some cultural amusement, you are in the right place at the Tyrolean Regional Theatre . Alongside excellent drama performances, you can also admire operas, operettas and musicals here.
If you want to get acquainted with the merits of Tyrolean cuisine, a visit to the Defreggerstube is recommended. The stylish restaurant offers you the possibility to enjoy hearty dishes for moderate prices in a pleasant atmosphere. Tyrolean Gößtl and Spätzle, fried beef and onions in gravy or pike-perch filet: there is something here to cater for every taste.