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Buildings

  • Golden Roof
    Golden Roof
    The Golden Roof is a landmark in Innsbruck, Austria built in 1500. It was decorated with 2657 fire-gilded copper tiles for Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor. The reliefs on the balcony show coats of arms, symbols and other figures in his life.-History:...

  • Kaiserliche Hofburg (Imperial Court)
  • Hofkirche
    Hofkirche, Innsbruck
    The Hofkirche Innsbruck, Austria, is a Gothic church built 1553–1563 by Ferdinand I as a memorial to his grandfather Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor , whose cenotaph within boasts a remarkable collection of German Renaissance sculpture...

     (Imperial Church)
    with the cenotaph
    Cenotaph
    A cenotaph is an "empty tomb" or a monument erected in honour of a person or group of people whose remains are elsewhere. It can also be the initial tomb for a person who has since been interred elsewhere. The word derives from the Greek κενοτάφιον = kenotaphion...

     of Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor
    Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor
    Maximilian I , the son of Frederick III, Holy Roman Emperor and Eleanor of Portugal, was King of the Romans from 1486 and Holy Roman Emperor from 1493 until his death, though he was never in fact crowned by the Pope, the journey to Rome always being too risky...

  • Altes Landhaus (old federal state parliament)
  • Alte Innbrücke (The Inn Bridge, spanning the Inn River at the Altstadt, a bridge has existed at this point since at least 1080 A.D.)
  • Altstadt (Old Town)
  • Annasäule
  • Helblinghaus
  • Maria-Theresien-Straße (Main Street)
  • Tyrolean State Theatre, Innsbruck (Theatre)
  • Triumphpforte
  • Bergisel
    Bergisel
    The Bergisel is a hill that lies to the south of Innsbruck, Austria, in the area of Wilten, where the Sill river meets the Inn Valley....

    schanze, designed by Zaha Hadid
    Zaha Hadid
    Zaha Hadid, CBE is an Iraqi-British architect.-Life and career:Hadid was born in 1950 in Baghdad, Iraq. She received a degree in mathematics from the American University of Beirut before moving to study at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London.After graduating she worked...

    .
  • New Hungerburgbahn, designed by Zaha Hadid
    Zaha Hadid
    Zaha Hadid, CBE is an Iraqi-British architect.-Life and career:Hadid was born in 1950 in Baghdad, Iraq. She received a degree in mathematics from the American University of Beirut before moving to study at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London.After graduating she worked...

    .
  • Stadtturm (City Tower)
  • Ambras Castle
    Ambras Castle
    Ambras Castle is a schloss in Innsbruck, Austria. Situated in the hills above Innsbruck, the Castle of Ambras is one of the most important sights of the city...

  • Casino Innsbruck
  • Leopold Brunnen (Leopold's fountain)
  • Büchsenhausen Castle

Museums

  • Riesenrundgemälde
  • Ambras Castle
    Ambras Castle
    Ambras Castle is a schloss in Innsbruck, Austria. Situated in the hills above Innsbruck, the Castle of Ambras is one of the most important sights of the city...

  • Tyrolean State Museum
    Tyrolean State Museum
    The Tyrolean State Museum in Innsbruck is also known as the Ferdinandeum after Archduke Ferdinand and was founded in 1823 by the Tyrolean State Museum Ferdinandeum Society ....

  • Tyrolean Museum of Popular Art
    Tyrolean Museum of Popular Art
    The Tyrolean Museum of Popular Art is located in the old Franciscan monastery near Innsbruck's Chapel Royal, in the immediate vicinity of the Old Town .- External links :* http://www.tiroler-landesmuseen.at/...

  • The Armoury
    Armoury, Innsbruck
    The Armoury in Innsbruck was a military arsenal which is now a museum. It lies in the Innsbruck quarter of Dreiheiligen.-History:Maximilian I had the Armoury built from 1500 to 1505 on the Sill which was then in front of the gates of the town. It consists of two 80 x 10 m, two-storey wings and two...

  • Tyrolean Museum Railways
    Tyrolean Museum Railways
    The Tyrolean Museum Railways or Tiroler MuseumsBahnen is a railway society in Austria whose aim is the preservation and/or documentation of the historically important branch lines and their rolling stock in the state of Tyrol.The Tyrolean Museum Railways have three main spheres of operation:* The...

     (Tiroler Museumsbahnen)
  • Stubaital station
  • Kaiserjäger Museum
  • City Archives
  • Alpine Club Museum
    Alpine Club Museum
    The Alpine Club Museum in the Innsbruck Hofburg is a museum owned by the Austrian Alpine Club on the history of alpinism.The museum was assessed as "excellent" in 2009 for the Tyrolean and Austrian Museum Prizes and also nominated for the European Museum Prize in 2010.- History :The Alpine Club...

  • Bell Museum

Churches

  • Ursulinenkirche
  • Dom zu St. Jakob (St. James's Cathedral, often wrongly called St Jacob's Cathedral)
  • Hofkirche
    Hofkirche, Innsbruck
    The Hofkirche Innsbruck, Austria, is a Gothic church built 1553–1563 by Ferdinand I as a memorial to his grandfather Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor , whose cenotaph within boasts a remarkable collection of German Renaissance sculpture...

  • Stift Wilten
  • Wiltener basilika
  • Spitalskirche
  • Liebfrauenkirche
  • Jesuit Church

Parks and gardens

  • Alpenzoo (Alpine Zoo)
  • Innsbruck University Botanic Garden
  • Hofgarten
    Hofgarten (Innsbruck)
    The Hofgarten in Innsbruck is a protected park in Innsbruck, the capital city of the Austrian federal state of Tyrol. The park lies on the edge of the Old Town or Altstadt, covering an area of , and borders on the Hofburg, the Kongresshaus and the Tyrolean State Theatre...

  • Rapoldipark
  • Schlosspark Ambras

Cultural events


As a very popular tourist destination
Tourist destination
A tourist destination is a city, town, or other area that is dependent to a significant extent on the revenues accruing from tourism. It may contain one or more tourist attractions and possibly some "tourist traps."...

, Innsbruck organizes the following events every year:
  • Four Hills Tournament
    Four Hills Tournament
    The Four Hills Tournament is composed of four Ski Jumping World Cup events and has taken place in Germany and Austria each year since 1952.The Four Hills Tournament champion is the one who gets the most points over the four events...

     (Vierschanzentournee)
  • Innsbrucker tanzsommer
  • Bergsilvester (New Year's Eve)
  • Festwochen der Alten Musik (Weeks of Ancient Music)
  • Christkindlmarkt (Christmas fair)
  • Tyrolean Evenings with the Gundolf Family at the Sandwirt Restaurant website

Sports


between high mountains, Innsbruck serves as an ideal place for skiing
Skiing
Skiing is a recreational activity using skis as equipment for traveling over snow. Skis are used in conjunction with boots that connect to the ski with use of a binding....

 in winter, and mountaineering
Mountaineering
Mountaineering or mountain climbing is the sport, hobby or profession of hiking, skiing, and climbing mountains. While mountaineering began as attempts to reach the highest point of unclimbed mountains it has branched into specialisations that address different aspects of the mountain and consists...

 in summer. There are several ski resorts around Innsbruck, with the Nordkette served by a cable car and additional chair lifts further up. Other ski resorts nearby include Axamer Lizum
Axamer Lizum
Axamer Lizum is a village located southwest of Innsbruck, Austria. For the 1964 Winter Olympics, it hosted all of the alpine skiing events except for men's downhill which took place in Patscherkofel located southeast of Innsbruck. Twelve years later, it hosted exactly the same alpine skiing...

, Patscherkofel
Patscherkofel
Patscherkofel is a mountain and ski area in Tyrol in western Austria, 7 km south of Innsbruck. The peak rises to a summit elevation of 7639 feet above sea level...

, Igls, Seefeld
Seefeld, Tirol
Seefeld in Tirol is a municipality of the Innsbruck-Land District in the Austrian state of Tyrol, located about northwest of Innsbruck. With more than one million overnight stays each year, it is one of the most popular Tyrolean tourist destinations especially for skiing in winter, but also for...

, Tulfes
Tulfes
Tulfes is a municipality in the district of Innsbruck-Land and is located 12 km east of Innsbruck and 6 km above Hall in Tirol. The village was mentioned as “tellevo” for the first time in 1240. Main source of income is tourism. Tulfes became a popular area of settlement due to the cities of...

 and Stubai Valley. The glaciated terrain in the latter makes skiing possible even in summer months.

The Olympic Winter Games were held in Innsbruck twice, first in 1964
1964 Winter Olympics
The 1964 Winter Olympics, officially known as the IX Olympic Winter Games, were a winter multi-sport event which was celebrated in Innsbruck, Austria, from January 29 to February 9, 1964...

, then again in 1976
1976 Winter Olympics
The 1976 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XII Olympic Winter Games, were a winter multi-sport event which was celebrated February 4–15, 1976 in Innsbruck, Austria...

, when Colorado
Colorado
Colorado is a U.S. state that encompasses much of the Rocky Mountains as well as the northeastern portion of the Colorado Plateau and the western edge of the Great Plains...

 voters rejected a bond referendum in 1972 to finance the Denver
Denver, Colorado
The City and County of Denver is the capital and the most populous city of the U.S. state of Colorado. Denver is a consolidated city-county, located in the South Platte River Valley on the western edge of the High Plains just east of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains...

 games, originally awarded in 1970. The 1976 Winter Olympics
1976 Winter Olympics
The 1976 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XII Olympic Winter Games, were a winter multi-sport event which was celebrated February 4–15, 1976 in Innsbruck, Austria...

 were the last games held in the German-speaking Alps
Alps
The Alps is one of the great mountain range systems of Europe, stretching from Austria and Slovenia in the east through Italy, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Germany to France in the west....

 (Austria, Germany, or Switzerland).

Along with St. Moritz
St. Moritz
St. Moritz is a resort town in the Engadine valley in Switzerland. It is a municipality in the district of Maloja in the Swiss canton of Graubünden...

, Switzerland and Lake Placid, New York
Lake Placid, New York
Lake Placid is a village in the Adirondack Mountains in Essex County, New York, United States. As of the 2000 census, the village had a population of 2,638....

 in the United States, it is one of three places which have twice hosted the Winter Games. It also hosted the 1984
1984 Winter Paralympics
The 1984 Winter Paralympic Games, were the third Winter Paralympics. They were held from 14 to 20 January 1984 in Innsbruck, Austria. They were the first Winter Games organized by the International Co-ordinating Committee , which was formed on March 15, 1982 in Leysin, Switzerland. These Games were...

 and 1988 Winter Paralympics
1988 Winter Paralympics
The 1988 Winter Paralympic Games, were the fourth Winter Paralympics, held again in Innsbruck, Austria. These were the last Winter Paralympics to be held in a separate location from the Winter Olympics. Beginning in 1992, the Olympics and the Paralympics were held in the same city or in an adjacent...

.

On December 12, 2008, Innsbruck was chosen as host of the 1st Winter Youth Olympic Games
2012 Winter Youth Olympics
The 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games, officially known as the I Winter Youth Olympic Games , will be an international multi-sport event for youths that will take place in Innsbruck from 13 to 22 January 2012. They will become the inaugural Winter Youth Olympics, a major sports and cultural festival...

 to be held from January 13 to January 22, 2012.

Other notable events held in Innsbruck include the Air & Style Snowboard Contest
Air & Style
The Air & Style is a European snowboard contest first held in Innsbruck, Austria in 1994 and now held annually.-History:Charly Weger and his snowboard photographer friend Andrew Hourmont first started the Air & Style Contest in Innsbruck. They only expected some hundred spectators but more than a...

 from 1994 to 1999 and 2008 and the Ice Hockey World Championship
Ice Hockey World Championships
The Ice Hockey World Championships are an annual ice hockey tournament organized by the International Ice Hockey Federation . First officially held at the 1920 Summer Olympics, it is the sport's highest profile annual international tournament. The IIHF was created in 1908 while the European...

 in 2005. Together with the city of Seefeld
Seefeld, Tirol
Seefeld in Tirol is a municipality of the Innsbruck-Land District in the Austrian state of Tyrol, located about northwest of Innsbruck. With more than one million overnight stays each year, it is one of the most popular Tyrolean tourist destinations especially for skiing in winter, but also for...

, Innsbruck organized the Winter Universiade
Universiade
The Universiade is an International multi-sport event, organized for university athletes by the International University Sports Federation . The name is a combination of the words "University" and "olympiad"...

 in 2005. Innsbruck's Bergiselschanze
Bergiselschanze
Bergiselschanze is a ski jumping hill located in Bergisel in Innsbruck, Austria. It is one of the more important venues in the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup, annually hosting the third competition of the prestigious Four Hills Tournament....

 is one of the hills of the famous Four Hills Tournament
Four Hills Tournament
The Four Hills Tournament is composed of four Ski Jumping World Cup events and has taken place in Germany and Austria each year since 1952.The Four Hills Tournament champion is the one who gets the most points over the four events...

.

Innsbruck is home to the football club FC Wacker Innsbruck
FC Wacker Tirol
FC Wacker Innsbruck is an Austrian association football club from Innsbruck. The club was formed in June 2002, and plays their home games at Tivoli-Neu. The club regard themselves as the spiritual continuation of the team FC Tirol Innsbruck, who went bankrupt in 2002...

, which plays in the Austrian Football Bundesliga (first tier) in 2010–11. FC Wacker Innsbruck's stadium, Tivoli Neu
Tivoli Neu
' is a multi-purpose stadium in Innsbruck, Austria. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home ground of FC Wacker Innsbruck. The stadium capacity was 17,400 when it was built in 2000...

, is one of eight stadiums which hosted Euro 2008 which took place in Switzerland and Austria in June 2008.

The city also hosted an American Football final, Eurobowl
Eurobowl
The Eurobowl is both the final game and the trophy of the European Football League , a European American football contest.-Eurobowls:-Champions:...

 XXII between the Swarco Raiders Tirol
Swarco Raiders Tirol
The Swarco Raiders Tirol, is a semi-professional American football club based in Innsbruck, Austria. Founded in 1992, the Raiders since has become one of Austria's and Europe's most dominant American Football clubs, winning the Eurobowl title three times and the EFAF Cup once...

 and the Raiffeisen Vikings Vienna.

The city hosted opening round games in the 2011 IFAF World Cup
2011 IFAF World Cup
The 2011 IFAF World Championship was the fourth instance of the IFAF World Championship of American Football, an international American football tournament. It began on July 8, 2011 with the final games commencing on July 16. It was hosted by Austria, with games taking place in three cities:...

, the official international American Football
American football
American football is a sport played between two teams of eleven with the objective of scoring points by advancing the ball into the opposing team's end zone. Known in the United States simply as football, it may also be referred to informally as gridiron football. The ball can be advanced by...

 championship.

Economy and education



Innsbruck is the cultural
Culture
Culture is a term that has many different inter-related meanings. For example, in 1952, Alfred Kroeber and Clyde Kluckhohn compiled a list of 164 definitions of "culture" in Culture: A Critical Review of Concepts and Definitions...

 and economic
Economics
Economics is the social science that analyzes the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services. The term economics comes from the Ancient Greek from + , hence "rules of the house"...

 centre of western Austria. It is also one of the most famous and substantial tourist centres, with more than a million overnight stays. Innsbruck is a university city, with several locally based colleges (or universities).

In Innsbruck, there are some 78,000 employees and about 8,000 places of work. Nearly 35,000 people shuttle every day into Innsbruck from the surrounding communities in the area.

Tourism


Tourism
Tourism
Tourism is travel for recreational, leisure or business purposes. The World Tourism Organization defines tourists as people "traveling to and staying in places outside their usual environment for not more than one consecutive year for leisure, business and other purposes".Tourism has become a...

 is the most important source of income for the city authority, largely because of Innsbruck's beautiful town centre with its historic buildings, the friendly ambience and the extensive sport facilities both in winter and in summer.

Transport


Innsbruck is located along the A12/A13 corridor, providing freeway access to Verona
Verona
Verona ; German Bern, Dietrichsbern or Welschbern) is a city in the Veneto, northern Italy, with approx. 265,000 inhabitants and one of the seven chef-lieus of the region. It is the second largest city municipality in the region and the third of North-Eastern Italy. The metropolitan area of Verona...

, Italy and Munich
Munich
Munich The city's motto is "" . Before 2006, it was "Weltstadt mit Herz" . Its native name, , is derived from the Old High German Munichen, meaning "by the monks' place". The city's name derives from the monks of the Benedictine order who founded the city; hence the monk depicted on the city's coat...

, Germany. The A12 and A13 converge near Innsbruck, at which point the A13 terminates.
Innsbruck Hauptbahnhof
Innsbruck Hauptbahnhof
is the Hauptbahnhof at Innsbruck, the capital city of the Austrian federal state of Tyrol. Opened in 1853, it is one of the country's busiest railway stations, with around 25,000 passenger movements daily....

, the most important railway station of Innsbruck and Tyrol, is one of the busiest railway stations in Austria. It is served by the Lower Inn Valley line
Lower Inn Valley railway
The Lower Inn Valley Railway is a two-track, electrified railway line that is one of the major lines of the Austrian railways. It was originally opened as the k.k. Nordtiroler Staatsbahn . It begins at the national border at Kufstein as a continuation of the Rosenheim–Kufstein line and runs...

 to Germany and eastern Austria, the Arlberg line
Arlberg Railway
The Arlberg railway, which connects the Austrian cities Innsbruck and Bludenz, is Austria's only east-west mountain railway. The 135.7 km line is referred as Europe's most difficult mountain railway since it is threatened by avalanches, mudslides, rockfalls or floods...

 to the west and the Brenner line
Brenner railway
The Brenner Railway is a major line connecting the Austrian and Italian railways from Innsbruck and Verona climbing the Wipptal , passing over the Brenner Pass and descending down the Eisack Valley to Bolzano and then down the Adige Valley from Bolzano to Rovereto and from there along the...

, which connects northern Italy with southern Germany via the Brenner pass
Brenner Pass
- Roadways :The motorway E45 leading from Innsbruck via Bolzano to Verona and Modena uses this pass, and is one of the most important north-south connections in Europe...

. Since December 2007 suburban services have been operated as the Innsbruck S-Bahn
Innsbruck S-Bahn
The Tyrol S-Bahn provides regional rail services in metropolitan Innsbruck, Austria and its hinterlands. At present, it is only a nominally an S-Bahn in that it only operates on the lines of the Austrian Federal Railways...

.

Innsbruck Airport
Innsbruck Airport
-External links:*...

 is located in the suburb of Kranebitten, which is located in the west of the city. It provides services to airports including Frankfurt
Frankfurt
Frankfurt am Main , commonly known simply as Frankfurt, is the largest city in the German state of Hesse and the fifth-largest city in Germany, with a 2010 population of 688,249. The urban area had an estimated population of 2,300,000 in 2010...

, London, and Vienna
Vienna
Vienna is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Austria and one of the nine states of Austria. Vienna is Austria's primary city, with a population of about 1.723 million , and is by far the largest city in Austria, as well as its cultural, economic, and political centre...

. It also handles regional flights around the Alps
Alps
The Alps is one of the great mountain range systems of Europe, stretching from Austria and Slovenia in the east through Italy, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Germany to France in the west....

, as well as seasonal flights to other destinations. During the winter, activity increases significantly, due to the high number of skiers travelling to the region. It is the main base of Welcome Air
Welcome Air
Welcome Air Luftfahrt GmbH & Co KG - short Welcome Air - is an airline based in Innsbruck, Austria.-History:*On 14. June 1995 Jakob Ringler, since 1983 one of the directors of Tyrolean Air Ambulance , founded Welcome Air Luftfahrt GmbH.*Through a management buy out in 2000 Tyrolen Air Ambulance ,...

 and Austrian Airlines' regional carrier Tyrolean Airways. The airport is approximately 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) from the centre of Innsbruck.

Local public transport is provided by Innsbrucker Verkehrsbetriebe (IVB), a public authority operating a network of bus and tram
Tram
A tram is a passenger rail vehicle which runs on tracks along public urban streets and also sometimes on separate rights of way. It may also run between cities and/or towns , and/or partially grade separated even in the cities...

 routes. The metre-gauge tram network consists of two city lines, 1 and 3, and two lines serving the surrounding area: , the Innsbrucker Mittelgebirgsbahn to Igls, and line STB, the Stubaitalbahn running through the Stubai Valley
Stubaital
The Stubaital is an alpine valley in the Austrian state of Tyrol. It is the central valley of the Stubai Alps. The Ruetz river flows through the valley....

 to Fulpmes
Fulpmes
Fulpmes is a village in Tyrolese Stubaital, Austria, with a population of approximately 4000...

. The network is planned to be enlarged during the coming years to reach Hall in Tirol
Hall in Tirol
Hall in Tirol is a town in the Innsbruck-Land district of Tyrol, Austria. Located at an altitude of 574 m, about 5 km east of the state's capital Innsbruck in the Inn valley, it has a population of about 12,700 .-History:...

 in the east and Völs
Völs, Austria
Völs is a market town in the district of Innsbruck-Land and is located at the western border of Innsbruck. It was mentioned for the first time in documents in 1188. It received its status in 2001 and has 6537 inhabitants.-External links:...

 in the west (thus replacing a former tram line [closed in the late 1960s] from Innsbruck to Solbad Hall, as Hall in Tirol was then known). Numerous bus lines serve the inner city and connect it with surrounding areas. Until 2007 the bus network included two trolleybus
Trolleybus
A trolleybus is an electric bus that draws its electricity from overhead wires using spring-loaded trolley poles. Two wires and poles are required to complete the electrical circuit...

 routes, but these were abandoned in preparation for planned expansion of the tram network.

In December 2007, the Hungerburgbahn
Hungerburgbahn
Hungerburgbahn is a hybrid funicular railway in Innsbruck, Austria, opened to the public on 1 December 2007. The system consists of four stations:* Congress * Löwenhaus* Alpenzoo* Hungerburg...

, a funicular
Funicular
A funicular, also known as an inclined plane or cliff railway, is a cable railway in which a cable attached to a pair of tram-like vehicles on rails moves them up and down a steep slope; the ascending and descending vehicles counterbalance each other.-Operation:The basic principle of funicular...

 service to the district of Hungerburg, was reopened after a two-year closure for extensive rebuilding, with partial realignment and a new extension across the Inn River
Inn River
The Inn is a river in Switzerland, Austria and Germany. It is a right tributary of the Danube and is approximately 500km long. The highest point of its drainage basin is the summit of Piz Bernina, at 4,049 metres.- Geography :...

 and into central Innsbruck. The line was also equipped with new vehicles. The rebuilt line is operated by a private company, Innsbrucker Nordkettenbahnen.

Education


Innsbruck is home to the oldest grammar school (Gymnasium
Gymnasium (school)
A gymnasium is a type of school providing secondary education in some parts of Europe, comparable to English grammar schools or sixth form colleges and U.S. college preparatory high schools. The word γυμνάσιον was used in Ancient Greece, meaning a locality for both physical and intellectual...

)
of Western Austria, the "Akademisches Gymnasium Innsbruck
Akademisches Gymnasium Innsbruck
The Akademisches Gymnasium Innsbruck is a grammar school, or Gymnasium in Innsbruck, Tyrol, founded in 1562 by the Jesuits in the course of the counter-reformation. Thus, it is the oldest school in Western Austria and one of the oldest schools in the German-speaking world.- 16th – 17th Century :At...

". The school was founded in 1562 by the Jesuit order and was the precursor of the university, founded in 1669.

Innsbruck hosts several universities. The most well-known are the University of Innsbruck (Leopold-Franzens-Universität), the Innsbruck Medical University
Innsbruck Medical University
The Innsbruck Medical University is a university in Innsbruck, Tyrol, Austria. It used to be one of the fours historical faculties of the Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck but became an independent university in 2004.- History :The medical tradition dates back long before the foundation of...

, and the MCI Management Center Innsbruck
MCI Management Center Innsbruck
MCI Management Center Innsbruck is an educational institution in Austria offering study programs leading to Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees as well as Executive Master Programs , Executive Certificate Programs, Management Seminars, Customized Programs and research.- History :MCI Management Center...

.

Politics



The results of the 2006 local elections were:
  • Für Innsbruck 26% (conservative)
  • SPÖ
    SPO
    - Technology :SPO: Microsoft SharePoint Online, Microsoft Cloud Computing, Office 365. See Microsoft Online Services-Economics:* Secondary Public Offering, an equity capital market instrument...

     19% (left)
  • Austrian Green Party
    Austrian Green Party
    The Greens – The Green Alternative is a political party in the Austrian parliament.The party was formed in 1986 with the name Grüne Alternative, following the merger of the more conservative Green party Vereinte Grüne Österreichs and the more progressive party Alternative Liste Österreichs The...

     18,5% (left)
  • ÖVP
    OVP
    OVP is a three-letter abbreviation that may refer to:*The Office of the Vice President of the United States*The Office of the Vice President of the Philippines*OVP , a light sub-machine gun developed in Italy...

     15,5% (conservative)
  • Freie Liste Rudi Federspiel 9% (right)
  • FPÖ
    FPO
    FPO may refer to:*Fleet Post Office, a "city" designation in military mail *Field post office, a term for military post offices in military mail systems *For position only, a designation for placeholder graphics...

     5% (right)

Organizations

  • The international headquarters of SOS Children's Villages
    SOS Children's Villages
    SOS Children's Villages is an independent, non-governmental international development organisation which has been working to meet the needs and protect the interests and rights of children since 1949. It was founded by Hermann Gmeiner in Imst, Austria...

    , one of the world's largest charities, is located in Innsbruck.
  • The internationally active NGO Austrian Service Abroad
    Austrian Service Abroad
    Austrian Service Abroad is a non-profit initiative and was founded in 1998 by Andreas Maislinger and Andreas Hörtnagl. Since 2001 Michael Prochazka is part of the managing committee.-General Information:...

     was founded in Innsbruck in 1992 by Andreas Maislinger
    Andreas Maislinger
    Andreas Maislinger is an Austrian historian and founder of the Austrian Holocaust Memorial Service and Braunau Contemporary History Days.- Studying and learning :...

     and Andreas Hörtnagl
    Andreas Hörtnagl
    Andreas Hörtnagl is an Austrian politician.Born in Matrei am BrennerHörtnagl was mayor of Gries am Brenner from 1980 to 1992....

    . Its central office is located at Hutterweg, Innsbruck.
  • Innsbruck has two universities
    University
    A university is an institution of higher education and research, which grants academic degrees in a variety of subjects. A university is an organisation that provides both undergraduate education and postgraduate education...

    , the Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck
    Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck
    University of Innsbruck has been a university in Austria since 1669.It is currently the largest education facility in the Austrian Bundesland of Tirol and third largest in Austria according to student population, behind Vienna University and the University of Graz.-History:In 1562 a Jesuit grammar...

     and the Innsbruck Medical University
    Innsbruck Medical University
    The Innsbruck Medical University is a university in Innsbruck, Tyrol, Austria. It used to be one of the fours historical faculties of the Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck but became an independent university in 2004.- History :The medical tradition dates back long before the foundation of...

    . The Innsbruck Medical University has one of Europe's premier ski
    Skiing
    Skiing is a recreational activity using skis as equipment for traveling over snow. Skis are used in conjunction with boots that connect to the ski with use of a binding....

     injury clinics.
  • The international headquarters of MED-EL, one of the largest producers of cochlear implants, is located in Innsbruck.

International relations


Twin towns — Sister cities


Innsbruck is twinned with:
Freiburg
Freiburg
Freiburg im Breisgau is a city in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. In the extreme south-west of the country, it straddles the Dreisam river, at the foot of the Schlossberg. Historically, the city has acted as the hub of the Breisgau region on the western edge of the Black Forest in the Upper Rhine Plain...

 in Germany (since 1963) Grenoble
Grenoble
Grenoble is a city in southeastern France, at the foot of the French Alps where the river Drac joins the Isère. Located in the Rhône-Alpes region, Grenoble is the capital of the department of Isère...

 in France (since 1963) Sarajevo
Sarajevo
Sarajevo |Bosnia]], surrounded by the Dinaric Alps and situated along the Miljacka River in the heart of Southeastern Europe and the Balkans....

 in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnia and Herzegovina , sometimes called Bosnia-Herzegovina or simply Bosnia, is a country in Southern Europe, on the Balkan Peninsula. Bordered by Croatia to the north, west and south, Serbia to the east, and Montenegro to the southeast, Bosnia and Herzegovina is almost landlocked, except for the...

 (since 1980) Aalborg
Aalborg
-Transport:On the north side of the Limfjord is Nørresundby, which is connected to Aalborg by a road bridge Limfjordsbroen, an iron railway bridge Jernbanebroen over Limfjorden, as well as a motorway tunnel running under the Limfjord Limfjordstunnelen....

 in Denmark (since 1982)
Tbilisi
Tbilisi
Tbilisi is the capital and the largest city of Georgia, lying on the banks of the Mt'k'vari River. The name is derived from an early Georgian form T'pilisi and it was officially known as Tiflis until 1936...

 in Georgia
Georgia (country)
Georgia is a sovereign state in the Caucasus region of Eurasia. Located at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe, it is bounded to the west by the Black Sea, to the north by Russia, to the southwest by Turkey, to the south by Armenia, and to the southeast by Azerbaijan. The capital of...

 (since 1982) New Orleans
New Orleans, Louisiana
New Orleans is a major United States port and the largest city and metropolitan area in the state of Louisiana. The New Orleans metropolitan area has a population of 1,235,650 as of 2009, the 46th largest in the USA. The New Orleans – Metairie – Bogalusa combined statistical area has a population...

 in United States (since 1995) Izmir
Izmir
Izmir is a large metropolis in the western extremity of Anatolia. The metropolitan area in the entire Izmir Province had a population of 3.35 million as of 2010, making the city third most populous in Turkey...

 in Turkey
Turkey
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Austrian Service Abroad


The Austrian Service Abroad
Austrian Service Abroad
Austrian Service Abroad is a non-profit initiative and was founded in 1998 by Andreas Maislinger and Andreas Hörtnagl. Since 2001 Michael Prochazka is part of the managing committee.-General Information:...

 is a NGO, which provides positions for an alternative Austrian national service at 85 organizations in 35 countries worldwide in the sectors Holocaust Memorial Service
Austrian Holocaust Memorial Service
The Austrian Holocaust Memorial Service is an alternative to Austria's compulsory national military service / alternative service founded in 1992. Since 1998 it is part of the Austrian Service Abroad...

, Social Service
Austrian Social Service
The Austrian Social Service is part of the Austrian Service Abroad, founded by Andreas Maislinger in 1998. It offers the possibility to substitute the compolsary military service in Austria with a 12-months service abroad....

 and Peace Service
Austrian Peace Service
The Austrian Peace Service is the smallest of the three sectors of the Austrian Service Abroad.The Austrian Peace Service is one of the three sections of the Non-Profit-Organisation Austrian Service Abroad and offers a twelve month long alternative to the nine month long orderly civilian service.-...

. It was founded by Andreas Maislinger
Andreas Maislinger
Andreas Maislinger is an Austrian historian and founder of the Austrian Holocaust Memorial Service and Braunau Contemporary History Days.- Studying and learning :...

 and Andreas Hörtnagl
Andreas Hörtnagl
Andreas Hörtnagl is an Austrian politician.Born in Matrei am BrennerHörtnagl was mayor of Gries am Brenner from 1980 to 1992....

 in 1998 and is based in Innsbruck.

See also

  • Innsbruck, ich muss dich lassen
    Innsbruck, ich muss dich lassen
    Innsbruck, ich muss dich lassen is a German-language song written by Heinrich Isaac . It is famously associated with the city of Innsbruck in Tyrol . The lyrics express his sorrow at having to leave his post at court. The melody was later used in a Lutheran chorale by J. S...

  • Music of Innsbruck
    Music of Innsbruck
    Innsbruck is a city in the Austrian Alps whose musical heritage long played an important role in the music of Austria. Modern Innsbruck is home to the International Festival of Early Music , an Eastern music festival, the Summer Dance Festival, the Innsbruck International Choral Festival and the...

  • History of the Jews in Innsbruck

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