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Wattens: Swarovski Crystal Worlds Entrance Ticket

1. Wattens: Swarovski Crystal Worlds Entrance Ticket

Easter Special: April 8 – 24, 2022: Free Entrance until 17 years in the company of an adult Explore all facets of crystal at Swarovski Crystal Worlds in Wattens, and discover the magic of the crystal at exhibits and attractions such as the gardens of The Giant, and the “Crystal Cloud” of 800,000 hand-mounted crystals. Go to the “Chambers of Wonder” and experience the magic of crystal in a dimension that has never been seen before. Discover unique art installations in the museum's gardens, and take the kids to the play-tower, an innovative outdoor playground landscape for children of all ages, with plenty of space to play and climb. A café and restaurant by the gardens offer amazing views of the surrounding landscape, and provide an unforgettable culinary delight for those interested in exploring unique flavors.

Tyrolean Evenings Family Gundolf in Innsbruck

2. Tyrolean Evenings Family Gundolf in Innsbruck

Immerse yourself in Austrian tradition as you attend a folk program with singing, dancing, yodeling, and more. Let the Gundolf Family–a staple in Innsbruck since 1967–entertain you with a 1.5-hour presentation. For many people, the Gundolf Family is a group of musical ambassadors representing Innsbruck and the historical region of Tyrol around the world. With a varied and attractive program, you will be delighted as you watch Tyrolean dances and “shoe-slapping.” You will also hear typical Tyrolean songs and yodeling. Don't be surprised if you find yourself wanting to dance, sing, and clap along too. In addition to the show, you will have the option of enjoying a drink or taking part in a 3-course meal before or during the show. This includes: Clear soup with sliced pancakes Roast pork with potatoes and mixed salad Apple strudel with whipped cream Program: Music / Schuhplattler – "Reith im Winkel“ (folk-dance) / Yodel-song / Tyrolean figure-dance / Song on the singing saw / Yodel-song / Schuhplattler (folk dance) - Cross Polka / Solo on the country-harp / Alphornklänge = alphorn-sounds / Solo on special tuned cow-bells / Yodel-song / Hackbrett – typical Tyrolean string instrument / Tiroler Holzhackertanz = Woodchoppers dance Intermission Innsbruck Fanfare / Yodel-song / Solo on the zither/ The millers dance / Raffele = old tyrolean string instrument / Jealousy dance / Hölzernes G`lachter = wooden xylophone / Cowbell dance / Yodel-song / Miners dance / Bozner Bergsteigermarsch = the march of the mountaineers Finale (popular songs of visiting countries) Songs, dances and music of this program have been recorded on DVD, video, and CD (which can be purchased on the spot). 

Combi Entrance Ticket to Alpine Zoo and Hungerburg

3. Combi Entrance Ticket to Alpine Zoo and Hungerburg

Innsbruck's Alpine Zoo is unique worldwide in its function as an Alpine theme-zoo. Observe several species of animals that can only be found within the alp region. It is extremely family friendly but also offers a great variety of activities for grown ups. It is situated on the sunny side of the Inn valley, directly at the foot of the Nordkette and high above Innsbruck's rooftops. With the combi-ticket Alpine Zoo, the zoo is comfortably reachable from the city center. It is only a few minutes directly from the Congress Station to the Alpine Zoo station with the Hungerburg funicular. From there the entrance of the Alpine Zoo is only a few meters away. Your combi-ticket Alpine Zoo includes a round trip with the Hungerburg funicular and the entrance to the Alpine Zoo.

Innsbruck: Alpenzoo & Top of Innsbruck Combination Ticket

4. Innsbruck: Alpenzoo & Top of Innsbruck Combination Ticket

The impressive experience at the Top of Innsbruck, the 2,300m-high Hafelekar, is within every man’s grasp thanks to a direct connection from the city. Visitors may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the normally shy wildlife, but the unique panorama of city and mountain is the real highlight. Walk up to the highest point of the Nordkette and experience summit atmosphere without a long ascent. The ticket includes the roundtrip from station Congress to the Top of Innsbruck as well as the entrance for the Alpine Zoo. Please Note: Dogs are not allowed at the zoo!

Innsbruck: White River Rafting Experience

5. Innsbruck: White River Rafting Experience

Every rafter’s heart skips a beat at the sight of the imposing waves, impressive currents, and powerful stoppers of Europe's famous white river rafting section of the Imster Schlucht. The River Inn, with its abundance of water, is the ideal trip for rafting beginners and every outdoor sports enthusiast. This tour is more than an adventure; it is a nature experience of a very special kind. Your raft will provide a safe ride for all participants from the age of 10 (over 6 for children’s sections) up. Families and less adventurous souls can choose more relaxing trips, while those adventurers who are looking for the thrills and spills of white water rafting better get ready for the trip of a life time. Your 3-hour rafting experience will cover a distance of approximately 14 kilometers, tackling medium white water of a class III category. It doesn’t matter how or where, the experience will conjure up a smile on your face that will last right through the day.

Hungerburg: Roundtrip Funicular Tickets from Innsbruck

6. Hungerburg: Roundtrip Funicular Tickets from Innsbruck

Begin your journey at 560 meters above sea level, not far from the heart of Innsbruck's old town. Here, the station which was designed and planned by star architect Zaha Hadid, can be explored before the funicular ride starts. The Hungerburg funicular enables visitors to reach the Hungerburg in just 8 minutes. There are several stops along the way including the Alpine Zoo, which is a favorite among families. A ride with the Hungerburg funicular is the perfect option for those, who have limited time.  After reaching the top station, a very nice view from the panorama platform can be enjoyed! For those who want to indulge themselves with culinary treats, the trendy Café Hitt&Söhne can be visited for coffee and cake! Another option is to have a traditional tyrolean meal at the Restaurant Alpina.

Innsbruck: Paragliding Adventure

7. Innsbruck: Paragliding Adventure

After your reservation, you will receive further information about paragliding. The meeting point will be at the agreed time at the launch site of the paragliders. Watch the paragliders before you even start your adventure. At the appointed time, your pilot will be on the spot to make the preparations with you. With a few steps, you will be kidnapped into the third dimension. There are only fantastic impressions and new perspectives waiting for you. Feel the wonderful freedom of the air.

Innsbruck: Tickets for Schloss Ambras

8. Innsbruck: Tickets for Schloss Ambras

The wonderful World of the Renaissance Schloss Ambras is one of the most important sights of Innsbruck. At Schloss Ambras you can immerse yourself in the life and the passion for collecting of the Renaissance prince Ferdinand II (1529 - 1595): Discover his chamber of art and wonders (Kunst- und Wunderkammer), his armories, and his Antiquarium. Admire the Habsburg portrait gallery with paintings from the time of Albrecht III (1349 – 1395) to the reign of Emperor Franz II (I) (1768 – 1835). The exhibition holds more than 200 paintings of the great masters, including the most valuable works of Lukas Cranach, Giuseppe Arcimboldo, Peter Paul Rubens, Anton van Dyck and Diego Velázquez. The Chamber of Art and Wonders (Kunst- und Wunderkammer) at Schloss Ambras The Chamber of Art and Wonders (Kunst- und Wunderkammer) of the Renaissance is an encyclopedic, universal collection, which contains the entire knowledge of the time. The collection contains not only outstanding works of art such as the Tödlein, but also scientific objects such as the attachment with compass (Aufsatz mit Kompass), objects from distant countries, such as the "Ryukyu bowl" (Ryuku-Schale), rare products of nature, corals, portraits of people who were considered "miracles" such as the hairy man (Haarmensch) and fascinating games as well as unusual musical instruments. The Armories In the Armories, among other things, you will find rare tournament armor, ceremonial armor for courtly feasts, the armor of famous generals and the Turkish Chamber (Türkenkammer) of Ferdinand II, which documents both the fear of the Turks and the enthusiasm for the Orient in the 16th century.

Innsbruck: City Card Including Public Transport

9. Innsbruck: City Card Including Public Transport

The best way to experience the picturesque city of Innsbruck, Austria, is with a city card. With admission to many of the best museums, sights, attractions, some cable cars, bikes, and a shuttle bus to the Swarovski Crystal Worlds, you'll have plenty of time to see the city in full.  Hop on any of the IBV city trains, the hop-on hop-off bus, or the Nordkette Cable Car. Utilize the discounts at the casino, city tours, or even a traditional folk show with the centuries-old company Tyrolean Evening. Choose between a 24, 48, or 72-hour card and start having fun.

Neustift im Stubaital: Tandem Paragliding

10. Neustift im Stubaital: Tandem Paragliding

After speaking to your guide at 6 PM the day before your activity, meet your pilot at the Elferbahnen cable car station. During the cable car ride, you will enjoy the beautiful views over Neustift im Stubaital. You can ask your pilot any questions you might have. Arrive at the station on top of the mountain, at 1,900 meters above sea level. You will be given any final instructions from the pilot and prepare to enjoy a perfect flight. Sit comfortably in the harness and enjoy the flight to the fullest. Marvel at the beautiful Stubai mountains from above, before gently sliding down to the ground again. Before landing, the pilot safely brakes the glider to reach the landing site in the Stubai Valley.

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What people are saying about Innsbruck

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 745 reviews

Well suited for beginners. All equipment was provided and there was a clear introduction. The ride was easy to get through even for inexperienced participants, even if their arms were a little limp the next day. The river had many calm spots, but also some with a bit more action. Thanks to the accompanying guide, you always felt safe and well instructed. Pictures were taken of the ride which can be purchased for a reasonable price with no pressure being put on to buy the pictures. All in all a very exciting and pleasant tour. We only had to be careful when approaching, because the meeting point through GetYourGuide was not 100% correct, you have to drive through the street to the end. But that should also work for others like it does for us. You can then park for free at the provider.

We (together with my daughter of 16) were supposed to go paragliding first Thursday, but because there were unexpected crosswinds, they didn't think it was safe enough. Easily made a new appointment for this morning (Saturday) after having to wait in the nice eatery upstairs, cup of cappuccino offered by them. And then made a beautiful flight! Super service and nice paraglide guide! Did nice trucks and were allowed to drive themselves.

This was a beautiful zoo and the views from the hunger berg were delightful. You need to be able to walk up some fairly steep inclines at the zoo as it seems to keep going up forever, but it has to come back down again!

Fantastic experience. Great peek into folk and traditional music and dance of Austria with the skilled singers and musicians. They keep it engaging and fun

A must if you take a trip to these areas. Both for adults and children with large spaces and dedicated areas.