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Touring Innsbruck With Car Hire

May 5, 2008
If you're fortunate enough to be visiting Innsbruck for the Euro 2008 soccer finals, you're in for a treat. To make the most of your travel experience, be sure to rent a car, in doing so, you'll discover a beautiful Austrian city that offers something for everyone.

Often regarded a mere ski resort, hiring a car in Innsbruck allows you to enjoy a city that offers much more than snowy fun. As capital city of the Tyrol region, visitors to Innsbruck a lively city that offers a range of exciting attractions, all set within a backdrop of jaw-dropping scenery. Innsbruck's location in a narrow valley beneath rugged mountain peaks, as well as its charming old world atmosphere provide the perfect holiday atmosphere. Everywhere you turn in Innsbruck, you'll discover picture-perfect scenery. The city has a long and fascinating history and is famous for its two golden ages, the first of which was founded around 1500 under the Emperor Maximilian I, and the second in the mid 1700s under Empress Maria Thérésia. In a city steeped in history and culture and blessed with beautiful scenery, boredom is never an option. The following is a guide to some of the best sights in Innsbruck.

Innsbruck Airport Mini Guide:

Innsbruck Kranebitten Airport is located approximately 4km from the centre of Innsbruck. The airport is an important base for a number of airlines including Welcome Air, Austrian Airlines, British Airways and budget carrier EasyJet.

Things To See/Do in Innsbruck:

Innsbruck has the unique distinction of being both a top ski resort and a wonderfully historic city. Visitors can enjoy the best of both worlds- whether you're taking to the powdery ski slopes or exploring the wonderful rococo architecture of the city's imperial court buildings let Argus Rentals take you there. Innsbruck boasts a rich cultural heritage too, offering myriad theatres, museums and galleries. A visit to the beautiful and historic Landestheater is a must for all classical music aficionados. The theatre hosts a number of world-class operas and concerts by the renowned Tyrol Symphony Orchestra. The city's most popular event by far is its spectacular New Years Eve Party which takes place in the stunning Alpine surrounds on December 31st.

Eating Out/Nightlife/Accommodation in Innsbruck:

Given its student town status, you'll find Innsbruck to have a young buzzing atmosphere. There are plenty of low cost eateries offering cheap and cheerful sightseeing fuel. For those who would rather sample the traditional cuisine, tasty typical fare includes Tiroler Gröst'l, (a dish of pan fried onions, beef and potatoes) the delicious local trout and Speckknödel, a type of Austrian dumpling.

With a lively student population in the city, you'll find Innsbruck has nightlife to rival any European capital. From beer gardens to glitzy nightclubs, you'll find the city offers something to keep everyone entertained as darkness falls.

If you're lucky enough to be visiting Innsbruck for more than a day, you'll find an excellent choice of places to rest your head, whether you're looking for budget lodgings or first class luxury. Recommended establishments include the elegant Goldener Adler Hotel on Herzog Friedrich Strasse and the comfortable and cheap Gasthof Innrain situated to the south of the Altstadt.
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