Fly To Innsbruck, Austria
Innsbruck is the perfect example of a city that has it all, balancing urban luxury with outdoor exhilaration, and medieval history with cutting-edge design. Far from the stereotypical, yodelling, Tyrolean town, Innsbruck is the height of sophistication, with museums, galleries and restaurants catering to the most superior of tastes.
As a world-famous ski resort, and two-time Winter Olympic host, many of its attractions are at their peak in the winter months. Summer sees the snows melting, however, and the weather is perfect for rafting, biking and hikes.
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Visa Requirements & SA Embassy Details
- South African Passport holders require a Schengen Visa to visit Innsbruck, Austria. Make sure you leave enough time for Visa processing, and check that your passport is valid for 6 months after your return date, and that you have 2 blank pages available for entry stamps.
- There is a South African Honorary Consulate in Innsbruck. Leopoldstrasse 53, 6020 Innsbruck. Phone: + 43 512 594 16.
See and do
There are few cities as blessed as Innsbruck when it comes to views, with the Alps forming a spectacular backdrop wherever you look. If you’re not a skier, don’t be fooled into missing out on the Hungerburgbahn funicular. The 20 minute trip might deposit you in the middle of the ski-zone, but the views are indescribable in every season of the year.
If you do ski, or snowboard, you’ll be in seventh heaven here. There are a multitude of routes and nine distinct resorts. One ski pass gets you access to them all, including the Olympic venues of Patscherkofel and Axamer Lizum.
The town’s architecture is equally attractive, with a fascinating mix of old and new. The centrepiece of Old Town is the gothic Goldenes Dachl, with dappled copper tiles catching the Alpine sun. The Hofkirche, Alte Innbrucke and Ambras Castle are just a few of the equally impressive, historic sites to explore.
By contrast, the awe-inspiring work of Zaha Hadid is breathtakingly futuristic, both in proportion and design. The world-famous avant-garde architect boasts several buildings in Innsbruck. Make sure to visit her Bergiselschanze and use the Hungerburgbahn – also her design.
While you’re exploring the town’s architecture, make sure to pop into a few of the shops. Old Town is where you’ll find most of the souvenirs. Austrian crystal makes a lovely keepsake, but it needs careful packing. Christmas time sees a wonderful variety of Austrian ornaments entering the stores. They’re small enough to squeeze into your carry-on if necessary, and make great souvenirs.
Innsbruck public transport is excellent and consists mainly of buses and trams. The buses are the quickest option to get from A to B, but the trams offer a more scenic experience, and go to most tourist attractions.
Innsbruck Kranebitten Airport – INN
Food and beverage: Accademia del Caffé, Café Testa Rossa, Der Bäcker Ruetz, and Fly INN Bistro.
Currency Exchange: The nearest bank is Hypo Tirol Bank, located near the Technik University. There are ATMs for withdrawing cash within the airport terminals.
Lost Luggage: Lost hold luggage should be handled by your individual airline’s help desk. Items lost or found within the airport can be reported to one of the two Lost & Found offices, located in the arrivals hall.
Airport Hotels: Hotel Penz West is located a mere 5 minute walk from the terminal.
Car Hire: Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, MegaDrive, and Sixt.
Airport Hub: Innsbruck Kranebitten Airport (code INN) is a hub for Tyrolean Airways and Welcome Air.