A strategically important place in Austria, Innsbruck enjoys great favor from the tourists because of its excellent geographical and central location. With the expansion of Roman Empire, the Inn valley emerged as one of the important transportation route for military people. The fortified Road fort, Velididena built by them during that period is now known as Wilten district. “Innsbruck” that literally means Bridge over the River Inn got its name from the native Tyrolean in 1187.
Innsbruck Austria is known for its architectural assets. The ancient buildings make the historical environment of the city. The Ambras Castle impresses everyone with its nice art collection. The historians discuss the golden ages of Innsbruck in two periods, the first during the reign of Emperor Maxmilan I and the second one during the kingdom of Empress Maria Thérèsia.
With a population of 150,000 inhabitants this elegant city is nestled beneath the rugged mountains and is the only alpine ski village. This is famous as the most attractive skiing destination in Europe. The city being nestled in the Tyrolean Alps has quite a long trail for skiers. Perfect place for both novice and intermediate level skiers! And it is easy to ski in Innsbruck. All ski areas are within easy rich as they lie within the radius of one hour.
Besides skiing, this city also encompasses tremendously magnificent facilities of shopping and thrilling nightlife. Along with the elegant architecture, museums, it also features world class operas and theatres. Great culture pervades through the entire city and well-versed people make the Innsbruck a fantastic place for vacation.