Sometimes we want to get away from urban life to reunite with nature and all the beauty that can so easily slip our mind. Then again, there are places that grant us the opportunity to enjoy both in rare synergy. Innsbruck, the capital of Austria’s state of Tyrol, gives us just that with its location in the Alps. Check out the map of this easy hiking route, and find out about the photo opportunities that await anybody who decides to join us.
Innsbruck is not an overwhelmingly large metropolis. Its uniqueness lies in its alpine location. Glances from the city center toward the sky linger on the prominent mountain ranges framing the city.
The contrast between urban life and alpine proximity creates a variety of exciting photo motifs: the natural boundary can be captured in photographs from different angles, used as a frame or made the main protagonist, and makes for a fascinating shot in any constellation.
Directions! This is how your Innsbruck city adventure looks like on a map
Easy walk through Innsbruck’s city center with the most important photo spots. The route can be chosen and adapted spontaneously. A possible start is the market square.
The route then leads e.g. through the old town to Eduard-Wallnoeferplatz (Landhausplatz), over the Unibrücke, through St. Nicholas (Nikolaus) and along the Inn via Hofgarten back to the starting point.
Photo tips that will make your Instagram pop – Maria-Theresien-Strasse and the colorful houses along the Inn River
Particularly beautiful photo motifs can be found on Maria-Theresien-Strasse (Triumphal Arch, Anna Column) and in front of the Golden Roof with a view of the Nordkette. Also rewarding is the view from and to the ski jump in the south of Innsbruck, as well as from one of the rooftop bars. A particularly popular photo location in Innsbruck is the colorful row of houses in Maria-Hilf, which stretches along the Inn River.
The colorful houses are a kind of landmark of Innsbruck – you can find them in large parts of the city center.
The impressive slopes and mountain peaks of the Nordkette serve as our picture background.
Mountain Moments Photo Workshops provide Photo Tours for everybody, Alpine Experience for beginners and intermediate-level photographers with 3 to 6-hour routes, as well as Summit Experience for more advanced photographers and hikers. We have private workshops and group classes.
More information about your city trip to Innsbruck
How to get there by public transport: By bus/train to Innsbruck Hbf, continue by tram/bus (various) to Marktplatz.
How to get there by car: Inntal autobahn A12 to Innsbruck West, direction center to e.g. parking garage, pay attention to parking zones on public parking lots.
Start/finish: Innsbruck Marktplatz (574m) 47.267560,11.390760
Highest point/lowest point: 570m
Hike difficulty level: Easy
Special features: City tour without mountains, also well doable for people with limited mobility.
Further tips: On hot summer days or bad weather, a trip to the Sill Gorge is worthwhile. Rooftop bars in the town hall as well as in Hotel Adler’s. Official bike rental: https://stadtrad.ivb.at/
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Hi, i am Marius, i love exploring the mountains and nature. Friends say, i know the mountains better than most locals, but actually i get lost all the time while photographing ;). Read more about the Mountain Moments Team.