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IN A NUTSHELL
WHAT: Innsbruck
WHERE: Two-time Winter Olympic host city (1964, 1976) in the heart of the Tyrolean Alps
WHY: Alpine Skiing, mountain scenery, woodcarvings, and Tyrolean culture
WHEN: Any time of year
HOW: International flights into Innsbruck International Airport, or via car/bus/train: the city is in the North-South running Brenner Pass

Innsbruck began as a Roman garrison town on the site of a crossing over the Inn river.  In the 14th Century the Hapsburgs acquired the town and a century later Innsbruck would become their empire's administrative and cultural center. 

During the Napoleonic Wars Innsbruck became a part of Bavaria, before returning back to Austria.  The city also became a part of Italy after World War I, and suffered much damage in World War II.  Since World War II, Innsbruck has prospered and become a major tourist destination for travelers heading for Austria's Tyrolean Alps.



A fantastic circle of mountains surround the city and provide visitor with a magnificent backdrop in every direction.  The picturesque slopes offer up year-round activities from hiking and rafting in warmer months, to world-renowned skiing in the winter.

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Innsbruck's city center is small, and most hotels are within a short walking distance of the Old Town (Altstadt).  This old section of the city, dating back to Roman times, hosts the typical European maze of pedestrian streets.

There are several ski areas within a quick bus ride of Innsbruck.  This large selection of ski areas keeps visitors coming back for more as they explore new areas and go down new routes.






 

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Adolf Hitler's Eagle's Nest lies atop a mountain in the southeastern corner of Germany.  Visit this magnificent monument and marvel at the breathtaking views of the German and Austrian Alps.



Kitzbuehel Hahnenkamm World Cup Ski Race
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This ritz and glamour destination in the Austrian Tyrolean Alps is also home to the worlds most famous ski-race, the Hahnenkamm.  Find out about this destination and the "world's greatest party."



Neuschwanstein Castle
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Venture into the Bavarian Alps and visit the fairy tale landmark upon which the Walt Disney based his Disney Land Castle: Mad King Ludwig's Schloss Neuschwanstein.

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