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
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.Find accommodation in Saggen-Pradl
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.Find accommodation in Hötting