Innsbruck Sightseeing


 Annasäule

The monument Annasäule in the middle of the Maria-Theresienstrasse was built up, to thank for the liberation from the Bavarians on the 26th July 1703. Bavarian soldiers tried to take the city and were defeated.

Leopoldsbrunnen Fountain

The monument is dedicated to Archduke Leopold V who was the ruler of Tirol from 1619 to 1632.

Rudolfsbrunnen Fountain
This fountain was built up in 1877 to celebrate Tirol being a part of Austria for 500 years (1363 to 1863).

Triumphal Arch

The main artery of Innsbruck's south end. The monument was modeled according Roman style. It was Empress Maria Theresia who gave the order in 1765 to build the Triumphal Arch. She wanted to honor the marriage of her son, Duke of Tuscany, later Emperor Leopold II, to Maria Ludovica from Spain, and mourn the death of her beloved husband, Francis I Stephen of Lothringen, who died during the celebrations.
 
St. Jacob's Cathedral

Pilgrimage church to Jacob and the Virgin Mary.

Bergisel

The hill is a historic place where the Tiroleans fought the French and Bavarian soldiers of Napoleon in 1809. The monument was erected in 1893. There is also a museum about the soldiers of the Kaiserjaeger and a Memorial Chapel for the Tiroleans who died in action during 1796 to 1945.

Ambras Castle

The castle of Ambras has the oldest museum of Europe. The castle was built by Archduke Ferdinand II of Austria (1529-1595) in the 16th century.

City Tower

The city tower was built between 1442 and 1450. In former times the tower had a prison cell. The tower offers stunning views over Innsbrucks roofs and the surrounding Alpine scenery.

Ski Jump Arena

The first ski jump was erected in 1925. In 1964 and 1976 the ski jump competions of the Winter Olympic Games were held here. The Tower stands 47 meters tall and provides spectacular views.The new facilities now can hold 28,000 spectators. All Bergisel Stadium facilities, including gondola, elevator, panoramic café, and vantage spot on the jumping platform are open to visitors.