Igls Surroundings

Culture Capital of the Alps and its Surroundings

Alpenzoo Innsbruck

Situated on a sun-drenched terrace above Innsbruck, Europe’s highest zoo(750 m)features a unique collection of over 2,000 animals of 150 species indigenous to the Alps. Including an aquarium, terrariums, a farm with endangered domestic breeds, walk-in enclosures, Europe's largest golden eagle aviary, bears, wolves, otters, a play park and much, much more, the zoo offers a memorable experience for young and old!Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2012, the zoo is hosting numerous special events.

For more information see: Alpenzoo

Casino Innsbruck

Enjoy an exciting evening at the Innsbruck Casino

The accessible Jackpot Casino is situated on the ground floor. All other rooms can be reached with a lift and have level access. Lifts from the underground carpark and to the toilets are provided.Casino Innsbruck,Salurner Straße A - 6020 Innsbruck

For more information see: Casino Innsbruck

Swarovski Crystal Worlds Wattens

Founded by Daniel Swarovski in the Austrian village of Wattens in 1895, Swarovski has become the world’s leading manufacture of precision- cut crystal.

Designed by the multi-media artist, Andre Heller,there are 14 Chambers of Wonder dedicated to the versatile artistic interpretation of the material crystal. The result is a universe of discoveries and a simply unique experience with every visit.

The Swarovski Crystal Worlds provide their visitors with a magical experience, an escape from everyday life.

A visit also for handicapped guests not to be missed!

Generally no problem is a visit in a wheelchair. If you use an electric wheelchair which proves itself too heavy or too big for the lifts you will be able to change into a smaller wheelchair, which the Crystal Worlds provide. Handicapped accessible WC within the Crystal Worlds. To make your visit as pleasurable as possible please phone in advance. Opening hours, entrance fees see link below. Arrival by car/coach: there are car parks for disabled right in front of the entrance.Shuttlebus from Innsbruck:From Innsbruck main station (bus station) there are several shuttle buses daily to Swarovski Crystal Worlds and back. As in all public buses, there is enough room for a wheelchair and the step to get in is very low. Nevertheless help from other travellers or a companion is required to get into the bus and out. Busdrivers are not allowed to leave their seat.

Open daily from 09.00 until 18.00. For more information see: Swarovski Crystal Worlds

Hall Mint Museum and Tower

With the aid of modern audio-guides in seven different languages, visitors are taken through 500 years of European coin history ... 

The birthplace of the „Thaler“ and the modern-day dollar – journey into the past, into a time when wealth was measured in coins, when money still held a gleaming fascination, and currency was as hard as the material from which it was produced. 

After a breathtaking ascent up 204 steps to the top of the newly-opened, twelve-sided mint tower, visitors can take in an unforgettable view of the Old Town of Hall, the Inn Valley and the majestic Alpine backdrop of the Karwendel mountain range.     

Explore, discover and enjoy a place of heavy machinery and „hard cash“!

Tip: Children’s tour - the history of coins: Franz – a „coin keeper“ from way back when – guides young visitors with the aid of modern audio-guides through five hundred years of the fascinating history of coins. And whoever manages to solve the tricky coin puzzle, is awarded the title of „Junior Master of the Mint“.          

Information & further Details: Hall Mint Museum and Tower

Ambras Castle

Famed Ambras Castle is one of Austria’s most beautiful Renaissance buildings. The focal point of a delightful English landscape garden, Ambras Castle is Europe´s oldest museum and towers high above Innsbruck. The Castle was built by Archduke Ferdinand II of Austria (1529-1595), Count of Tirol, in the 16th century. It´s divided into a lower and an upper castle set in the remains of a medieval fortress.
This was Ferdinand´s favorite residence and the center of his court´s cultural life. It houses a fine collection of arms and armour, art, and books that can be seen today. Each summer, the Spanish Hall serves as atmospheric backdrop to a series of concerts over the course of the Festival of Early Music. The Castle is a 30 minute walk from Aldrans.

For more information see: Ambras Castle


Innsbruck all-inclusive: Starting from € 31 you will discover the loveliest sights of Innsbruck and its holiday villages.

An Innsbruck Card entitles you to get free access to the most interesting museums and attractions in town. Your Innsbruck Card makes it incredibly easy to explore all attractions.Also included, is the entrance to the Mint- tower in Hall in Tirol and to the truly magical Swarovski Crystal Worlds in Wattens - and all this for a sensationally good price.

Here’s a detailed list of all benefits included in the Innsbruck Card:

  • Free entrance to all museums and other visitor attractions in the Innsbruck region
  • 1 ascent and 1 descent with any cable car, funicular railway or lift in the Innsbruck region
  • Free transportation to a wide range of visitor attractions by the Sightseer Bus
  • Crystal Worlds shuttle bus
  • Public transport by IVB in Innsbruck and to Rum/Hall
  • IVB tram transport on the scenic route to and from the villages of Igls and Mutters/Kreith
  • Very interesting reductions on other services: Audioversum, Tyrolean evenings, guest bobsleigh, Schubert city tour, Tratzberg castle, shopping and much more
  • Casino Innsbruck: Discounts on the welcome pack and a free glass of sparkling wine
  • Fotopoints and tour overview

I-Bike: bicycle rental for 5 hours included (Die Börse, Leopoldstrasse 4)

For more information see: Innsbruck-Card

The Sightseer

The Capital of the Alps and its holiday villages:Think Imperial monuments and Contemporary urban design. Olympic records and opulent past splendour. Open to the world and rich in traditions, the Tyrolean capital has always been a city of many faces.

Steeped in centuries of colourful history, Innsbruck features a range of fine examples of Imperial splendour bestowed on the town by numerous Habsburg rulers with a penchant for architecture and creative arts. Some of the town’s most significant monuments date back to the late 15th century, marking the early heydays of the Austrian monarchy. Visitors are taken on a journey back in time with an enchanting array of splendid architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Neo-Classical period. Historical landmarks such as the Golden Roof, the Court Church with its stunning bronze statues, the Imperial Palace and Ambras Castle evoke the grandeur of the Habsburg empire’s bygone greatness. But Innsbruck scores also with visionary urban design to make any modern architecture enthusiast’s heart beat faster – for example Heinz Tesar’s inspired BTV Stadtforum, or the spectacular Bergisel Ski Jump Stadium created by Zaha Hadid. 

Boasting State-of-the-art competition venues, Innsbruck also plays a significant role as a major international sports hub located in the heart of the Alps. Having played host to Olympic Winter Games on two occasions already (1964 and 1976), Innsbruck was also the venue for the inaugural 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games. Keeping its finger on the pulse of the times, Innsbruck offers a vibrant blend of cultural treasures and lofty heights, high heels and hiking boots, Baroque opera and jaunty marching bands. 

Sightseeing made easy: Explore Innsbruck’s main attractions with an informative tour on the hop-on hop-off The Sightseer bus.