5 Best Places to visit and things to do in Innsbruck on your Family Holiday

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Innsbruck is a beautiful city in Tirol state in Austria. Famous for its culture, traditions, and natural beauty, this city sits on the lap of the Alps and is a significant tourist attraction in Austria. Its proximity to some of the southern towns of Germany makes for a wonderful day trip from cities like Munich, Garmish Partenkirchen, and nearby cities and towns. 

Here are the 5 best experiences in Innsbruck!

5 Best Places to visit and things to do in Innsbruck on your Family Holiday

  1. Visit Maria-Theresien-Straße and Goldene Dachl

    Maria-Theresien-Straße is a 700-year-old street, today famous for its shops and cafes. It is ideal for taking a stroll, enjoying music by local musicians who play on the streets, or shopping. You can buy Innsbruck souvenirs from this street as well. There are plenty of shops, and you will be spoilt for choices. The street is adorned with magnificent baroque buildings, and one can enjoy the city panorama.



     One of the prominent buildings here is the Goldene Dachl, a dungeon built around the 1500s. It is decorated with gilded copper shingles and has rich fresco and relief decorations. It is one of the main attractions on the Maria-Theresien-Straße and must not be missed. It also houses a museum where centuries-old exhibits are put on display.


  2. Make a trip to the Nordkette

    The Nordkette is a range of mountains that is part of Austria’s largest nature park, the Karwendel Nature Park. It offers fantastic views all way up to Italy and Germany from the top and is a not to miss experience in Innsbruck. It can be reached directly from Innsbruck city center in just a few minutes using the Hungerburg funicular. 


  3. Visit Alpen Zoo

    Located at 750 meters, The Alpenzoo is one of the highest zoos in Europe. Covering an area of ​​around 5 hectares, this themed zoo has a unique collection of around 150 animal species with 2,000 animals from the entire Alpine region.


  4. Visit Swarovski Kristallwelten

    Swarovski Kristallwelten is a huge campus located about 20 km away from Innsbruck city center that houses the Swarowski museum, a park, a big souvenir shop, and restaurants. This museum is unique and one of a kind. There are many exhibits on display, and everything is made of crystals. Many internationally and nationally recognized artists, designers, and architects who have interpreted crystal in their own ways have put their works on display; each is a treat for the eyes. 


  5. Visit Audioversum museum

    The Audioversum is a contemporary science museum with incredible, interactive displays exploring the world of sound. It has a unique collection of interactive, ears-on exhibits that let visitors investigate their perception of sound. It is unique and most certainly very interesting. You must visit this museum if you or your children find science fascinating. 


Innsbruck is indeed a lovely holiday destination, as it offers plenty of places to see and things to do for the entire family.

Here is a summary of the 5 best things to do in Innsbruck.

5 Best Places to visit and things to do in Innsbruck on your Family Holiday:

  1. Visit Maria-Theresien-Straße and Goldene Dachl
  2. Make a trip to the Nordkette
  3. Visit Alpen Zoo
  4. Visit Swarovski Kristallwelten
  5. Visit Audioversum museum

To read about how to reach Innsbruck, accommodation, and travel within and near the city, read my article about our Family holiday in Innsbruck. There, you will find all the information needed to plan a family holiday in Innsbruck.

Check out more photos of Innsbruck in my Photo Gallery. It is a treat for the eyes!

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