Innsbruck, hidden away in The Alps, is notorious for its ski resorts and winter sports. Not only is it crammed with scenic ski spots, but it is also full to the brim with history, astounding architecture and incredible landscapes, rightfully attracting people from all over the world. It’s one of the best destinations on offer for unforgettable adult weekend breaks away. Here are six places you shouldn’t miss. |
Stretching from the Triumphal Arch to the Old Town, Maria-Theresien is the perfect place to explore. It’s close to both St. Anne’s Column and the Chapel of St. George, so is a bustling tourist hub that cannot be missed. Home to countless attractions, shops, cafes, bars and restaurants, it is the ideal place to wander around admiring the surrounding architecture.
Altstadt von Innsbruck
While visiting Maria-Theresien, it is obligatory to stop at the Old Town. With some of the buildings being over 500 years old, this place really does have a rich history to uncover. The medieval details of the buildings make grabbing a drink or a bite to eat in one of the cafes or restaurants an experience you certainly won’t forget, as you’ll be surrounded by astonishing architecture and the hustle of the fascinating streets.
Imperial Palace (Hofburg)
Built in the 1400s, Hofburg Palace is now split into five museums – a furniture display, an ancestral gallery and painting gallery being just a selection. Visiting Hofburg Palace is the best way to embrace the rich history Austria has to offer and admire the lavish furnishings of a royal palace. Both the interior and exterior of the Palace are guaranteed to astound.
To escape the lively tourist spots, Hofgarten is perfect. Located near Hofburg Palace, the garden is central and easy to get access. With a restaurant, several ponds and a myriad of plants and trees, Hofgarten is an idyllic location for a relaxing break. If timed right, explorers may be able to catch a concert or maybe even a chess tournament.
Innsbrucker Nordkette, a 20-minute cable car ride, provides breath-taking views up to Nordkette – part of Austria’s largest natural park. Innsbrucker Nordkette is the best way to admire the mountainous landscapes of Innsbruck, and there is something exciting to do at each stop, from climbing the rocks of the Karwendel to being witness to the speedy skiers riding the slopes.
Whether you’re a lover of crystals or just an admirer of bold displays, Swarovski Crystal World is overflowing with dazzling spectacles. While the outside hosts a maze and a great sculpted face and waterfall, the Chamber of Wonder steals the show, with thousands of crystals on show for onlookers to enjoy.
Innsbruck is perfect for adult weekend breaks, and to ease the stress of organising, you can experience all the city has to offer by booking your adult weekend breaks with a company specialising in trips to Austria. With an abundance of exciting activities and deep history to delve into, this place is not to be missed.
Perry Mahoney is the Director of GN Holidays, a holiday company specialising in adult weekend breaks, cruises and other excursions for the over 40s. If you're looking to enjoy a much-needed break sailing along the Rhine, a getaway with non-stop 60s and 70s sounds or a just an opportunity to bond with some like-minded travellers, GN Holidays will be sure to provide you with an unforgettable experience.
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