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Colors of Innsbruck - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

Innsbruck Dom At first glance, the locals may seem proud and arrogant, but, in fact, they are quite welcoming and very friendly to visitors. Citizens of Innsbruck are very polite and courteous. They raise their voices rarely and usually hide their emotions (because of this they may seem a bit strict). However, the natives are very sociable and really love to have fun. For them resting in a big company in one of the city's bars is simply the best way of pastime. There they can drink a couple of glasses of beer and tell their friends some of their favorite jokes.
Jesuitenkirche, Statdturm, Tiroler Landestheater, Spitalkirche, Herz-Jesu-Kirche, as well as many others, they all become the world's cultural heritage objects and remain as iconic monuments for Innsbruck … Open
There is such thing as a "social distance" in the city. While talking to local residents, it’s recommended to stand on the distance of an arm's length. A closer position during conversation is considered a violation of individual space. While meeting, people in Innsbruck greet each other with a light handshaking, which lasts only a couple of seconds. Closer friends and relatives can exchange cheek kisses. During the acquaintance with local people you should look into their eyes as straying eyes are a sign of neglect. However, the look should not be too fixed. During the acquaintance make sure you call your full name.
Republic Day (or National Day) is the most favorite national holiday of local people. It is celebrated annually on October 26. The holiday is the time for numerous interesting events, concerts and performances. However, the majority of residents prefer to leave the city for the holiday, and relax on the countryside. Republic Day is a family holiday. On the evening of the celebration day the main square is always crowded with people as here takes place amazing fireworks. Copyright
Surrounded by a ridge of picturesque mountains, Innsbruck is a beautiful place that attracts numerous tourists. Every year, the city and the ski resorts located near it are visited by … Open
The festivals of Innsbruck are the most colorful and spectacular events of the Austrian land of Tyrol. If you are lucky enough to come to this city at a certain time, then your walks around Innsbruck will be bright and fun due to simultaneous holding of various festivals, celebrations, and just national rituals. The Tyrolean land is distinguished by its originality, and Austria together with it. Tyrolese people are very fond of various performances, exhibitions and other merry events. So do not be surprised if you see giants, live dolls and other characters in a shop, cafe or in a coffee shop. Undoubtedly, such occasional meetings can raise the mood. But! In addition to accidental celebrations here, there is also the great variety of planned events worth visiting. The National Day in Austria remains the favorite national holiday of the indigenous people. It is celebrated here on October 26 every year. A lot of interesting events, concerts, and performances take place on a festive day. Nevertheless, most of the townspeople prefer to leave the city on a festive day and go to rest in nature. The National Day is considered a family holiday, in the evening on the main square here are always a lot of people going to see the festive fireworks.
Innsbruck - Stiftskirche Wilten The first interesting festival of the year takes place at the beginning of February - the Snow Festival. This is the perfect time to plan and organize the Snow Festival, which gathers thousands of local people, national and international tourists on the Market Square. If you came here with children, there are a lot of platforms where they can try themselves in different sports. And, perhaps, thanks to such training will grow a new Olympic champion. Traditionally, the Market Square is divided into three sectors - "TRY OUTS", "SCIENCE" and "SAFETY". In the first zone, you can do various active sports and entertainment. The second zone is devoted to different useful and economic seminars and master classes. Well, the last zone is designed for simple and exciting winter games that you can visit with children. At the festival, you can learn how to ride the snowboard, ski, and skate, for this it is enough simply to contact one of the instructors working in the "SAFETY" -zone. Also on the main stage, set on the square, is will be working from the very morning until late at night. Various artists will perform and play festive music on this stage. The festival will be open from 11:00 a.m. till 5:00 p.m. Undoubtedly, this event deserves the attention of every tourist.
Innsbruck has always been a popular tourist destination for travelers with children. The famous alpine ski resort is widely visited all year round. Besides the above mentioned historic … Open
If you are the music fan, especially when it comes to the classical music of the Baroque or Renaissance epochs - then you must book the tickets to Innsbruck for summer. The Innsbruck Festival of Early Music is the international event, as well as oldest one dedicated to musical masterpieces of the 16th and 17th centuries. Every summer, music fans arrive at the capital of the Alps to enjoy the sound of beautiful music and see dramatic theatrical performances. Vocalists, collectives, and orchestras from around the world - perform the musical masterpieces of famous composers. Concerts and opera performances take place at various venues in Innsbruck and the surrounding area. Especially beautiful is the Spanish hall of the Ambras castle with its artfully decorated wooden ceiling. In addition, the "Treibhaus" club, the Tyrolean Regional Theater, the Imperial Castle Hofburg and some other scenic stages act as the venue for the festival. If you missed the chance to visit this festival in early summer, you have the second chance on August when the festival will take place in the castle of Ambras. In the castle, the holiday park will be organized for children and adults in the Renaissance style. Entrance to the holiday is free.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Innsbruck and surroundings

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Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Innsbruck
♥   Dom Sankt Jakob, Innsbruck, 0.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilika St. Michael, Absam, 8.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Herz-Jesu-Basilika, Hall in Tirol, 8.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilika Mariathal, Kramsach, 40.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilika of St. Benedikt, Benediktbeuern, 49 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Wallfahrtskirche zum Gegeißelten Heiland auf der Wies, Steingaden, 59.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Abtei Neustift, Varna (Vahrn), 61.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Innsbruck
♥   Castle 'Ambras Palace' , 2.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Burg Freundsberg' , 25.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'King’s House on Schachen Bavaria' , 27.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Tratzberg Castle' , 29 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Burg Kropfsberg' , 37 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Burg Lichtenwerth' , 38.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Reifenstein Castle' Freienfeld, 43.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique landmarks in Innsbruck and around

Neuschwanstein Castle

From the series “The Most Wonderful Castles and Palaces”
Neuschwanstein is characterized not only by the wonderful exterior design, but also by the first-class furnishings. The water was laid in the castle; Its huge halls and corridors were heated with warm air. The royal apartments were equipped with telephones, as well as a kind of electrical signaling system, with the help of which he summoned the servants. Situated in the picturesque mountains and surrounded by the lush pine forest, Neuschwanstein is now accessible to the tourists. … Read further


From the series “16 Most Fascinating Objects of Unesco in Italy”
The mountain regions have a lot of touristic routes. Most people come here in spring in order to admire with the rare blooming orchids. Also, forests are rich with animals. It is home for brown bears, martens, hairs and rare varmints. Not everybody knows that the park has several interesting historical areas. Lagazuoi region is one of them. At the time of the First World War, there was made a huge system of underground tunnels. Also, you there had saved several traces from the torn bombs. … Read further
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Traditions and festivals in cities around Innsbruck

Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Innsbruck. Learn the best periods to visit Innsbruck to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Innsbruck. - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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