Where to sleep in and around Innsbruck: best areas to stay

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Innsbruck, located in the western part of the country in a valley at the foot of the Alps, is the fifth largest city in Austria after that Vienna, Graz, Linz and Salzburg. The city, also known as the "capital of the Alps", has a population of around 120.000 and is the capital of the province of Tyrol.

Rich in centuries-old historical heritage, Innsbruck also has an important cultural and architectural heritage, but the city is above all famous for being the "largest ski resort in the Alps", in fact it has hosted the Winter Olympics twice. Numerous ski resorts are located within the city or at a short distance.



However, its prime location in the Austrian Alps also makes Innsbruck a wonderful summer destination. Finding itself then between the German Bavaria and the Italian Dolomites it is easy to reach and it's a tourist destination not to be missed.

Also surroundings of Innsbruck worth a visit: Austria is a vast wilderness where unparalleled tranquility is encountered. So let's see what the best neighborhoods to sleep in Innsbruck e where to stay nearby.

Where to sleep in Innsbruck: best neighborhoods

Innenstadt: the historic city center

 

Innenstadt is the Old Town of Innsbruck, and it is the most touristic area of ​​the city. It is here that the most interesting historical monuments to see are found, such as the Arc de Triomphe (Triumphpforte) built by Maria Theresa of Austria, the Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) built in 1500, the Hofburg Museum, the Clock tower, the Imperial Palace and the gothic Hofkirche church.

The historic center of Innsbruck is known for the unique mix of Gothic and Baroque architecture, which can be seen throughout the area. It is a small, very suggestive area, made up of small pedestrian streets and elegant and colorful buildings.



In this area there is also no shortage of modern bars and restaurants serving local and international cuisine, hotels, shops and shopping centers. In winter, be sure to visit the Christmas market in Innsbruck, one of the most famous Christmas markets in Europe.

This is the best place to sleep in Innsbruck if you want to be close to the main attractions. The offer is undoubtedly wider and more varied, but the very convenient location to stay for visiting the city makes the hotel prices in the historic center of Innsbruck slightly higher than in the rest of the city.

Best hotel where to sleep in downtown Innsbruck

  • Marmota hostel - economic choice
  • Best Western Plus Hotel Goldener Adler Innsbruck - mid-range
  • Hotel Schwarzer Adler - mid-range
  • Hotel Adlers - high-end
  • Hotel Innsbruck - high-end
  • Weisses Roessl Hotel - family hotel
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Saggen-Pradl: for families with children

It is a'residential area located north-east of the center of Innsbruck. It is an elegant area, with many green areas, beautiful houses and churches. The area is not very touristy, but its authentic and relaxed atmosphere is ideal for families with children and for those who love quiet places.

Il Innsbruck city center is not far away and you can easily reach it on foot or by using public transport. By public transport you can also reach the other districts of the city. The area is convenient for those arriving by train because in its vicinity there is also the railway station.



Another key feature of the area is the housing prices. Here you will find various accommodations, including hotels, hostels and apartments in affordable prices.

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Hötting: the cheapest area

Hötting is one of the oldest districts in Innsbruck and is perfect for those who want to stay near the historic center, but away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist area.

The district of Hötting, north of the Inn, is a good choice where to sleep in Innsbruck for students because it is close to the university, for those looking for cheap accommodation and especially for those who have a plane to take. It is in this area that theInnsbruck Airport.

There are different types of accommodation and i prices are cheaper than in the center.

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Where to sleep near Innsbruck

Patsch: where to stay during the summer

Only ten kilometers south of Innsbruck is the tourist village of Patsch. If you are looking for where to stay in Innsbruck in the summer, Patsch is an excellent option, as it is a lot less crowded and cheaper compared to the historic center. The latter and all its attractions can be easily reached by public transport.

Lovers of nature will appreciate the neighbor Rosengarten Nature Reserve and the breathtaking views of the surrounding valley. Mount Patscherkofel dominates the city and offers recreational opportunities in every season, including the highest alpine garden in Austria, which is home to over 400 plants.


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Lans: for those seeking relaxation and tranquility

Another popular holiday village near Innsbruck is Lans, just eight kilometers south of Innsbruck. The main attraction here is the Lans Lake, or Lansser See, a popular seaside destination in the summer. The lake is family friendly, with beaches, waterslides and play areas for children.


Besides being quite a destination busy in summer, and also a beautiful winter destination. When it gets cold enough, the lake turns into an ice skating rink. Here you will also find the headquarters of the Lanserhof, one of the leading wellness centers in Europe.

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Seefeld: where to stay for skiing

Just 30 minutes west of Innsbruck lies the historic village of Seefeld. The church here dates back to the 1600s and the area itself has a rich history. This charming village is wonderful in any season, but above all during Christmas holidays.

The neighbor Rosshutte is one of Austria's most popular mountain recreation destinations. It offers family ski slopes, lots of free games for children and stunning views. The structure is very large and can be reached easily by cogwheel train.

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Hall in Tirol: for the beautiful landscapes

To stay near Innsbruck you can choose Hall in Tirol. It is located ten kilometers east of Innsbruck in front of the impressive Bettelwurf massif and offers beautiful and incredible landscapes.

Hall in Tirol is a very pretty and colorful town, often described as one of the most beautiful in Austria. Its historic center of 13.000 inhabitants is the most great medieval historical center preserved from North Tyrol. The old town of Hall is even bigger than that of Innsbruck.

If you spend your holidays in Hall in the period before Christmas, you will have the opportunity to visit the Christmas market.

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Zillertal Valley: where to sleep near Innsbruck with the family

Just 40 kilometers east of Innsbruck lies the lush Zillertal valley. If you want to know where to stay near Innsbruck and are looking for a place with many activities for families, the villages of the Zillertal valley are the place for you.

In winter, it can be reached Zell am Zimmer, a ski resort specializing in alpine skiing. It has ski and snowboard schools, a toboggan run and an ice skating rink. Nearby Mayrhofen is the best choice to stay in Innsbruck for skiing in Austria

Mayrhofen it is a tourist resort both in summer and for winter sports. It is located near the Hintertux glacier which, with its 3.250 meters above sea level, keeps snow all year round and is therefore also a destination for summer skiing.

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