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Highlights in Innsbruck & surrounding area

City lights & urban sights

From long walks around Igls to hikes into the mountains, from skiing on perfectly groomed slopes to showshoeing off the beaten track – not forgetting, of course, visits to the nearby city of Innsbruck. There is a huge amount to see, do and explore in and around Igls. Scroll down to find out more.

Cable cars into the mountains

Fresh air and fabulous views

There are lots of cable cars near Igls open in summer and winter that whisk visitors up into the mountains in the blink of an eye. Up at the top you can look forward not only to fresh alpine air but also breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. Here is a list of options near Igls:

Alpine landscape meets urban flair

City life in Innsbruck

It is just a few minutes by car or bus down to the city of Innsbruck. The regional capital of Tyrol boasts a unique mix of alpine landscape and urban flair. Visitors can look forward to many attractions of cultural and historical interest such as:

  • Historic oldtown
  • Golden Roof
  • Bergisel ski jump
  • Nordkettenbahnen cable cars
  • Ambras Castle
  • Innsbruck Alpine Zoo
  • Concerts and events

Activities in the region around Igls

Spoilt for choice

Perched above Igls is the small chapel of Heiligwasser, a popular place of pilgrimage in centuries past. As well as the chapel itself it is also well worth a visit for the views it affords across the sunny plateau home to Igls as well as over to the Nordkette Mountains north of Innsbruck. The walk to get there is easy and leads from our hotel along the "Heiligwasserweg" trail past the bottom of the Patscherkofelbahn cable car up to the chapel.

  • Distance: 7km (there and back)
  • Uphill: 370 vertical metres
  • Walking time: 3 hours (there and back)

We offer a selection of guided walks and hikes for all ages and fitness levels as part of our weekly exercise programme. Here are a few of our favourite spots:

  • Walk along the "Zirbenweg" trail on the Patscherkofel mountain
  • Karwendel Nature Park
  • Sellrain Mountains and Stubai Alps
  • Kalkkögel Mountains
  • Mieming Mountains

Detailed information, route descriptions and walking tips can be found on the website of Innsbruck Tourism.

  • Swarovski Crystal Worlds
  • Kaiserjäger Military Museum
  • Tyrolean Local History Museum
  • Tyrolean Folk Art museum
  • Innsbruck City Museum
  • Visual Museum Innsbruck
  • Audioversum Science Centre
  • Many more besides

Innsbruck and the surrounding region have a long and proud wintersports tradition dating back centuries. Innsbruck has hosted the Winter Olympics on two separate occasions as well as many world championships and other major sporting events. Sporting highlights in and around Innsbruck include:

  • Lots of ski resorts such as Patscherkofel in Igls, Elferlifte in Neustift, Schlick 2000 in Fulpmes, Nordkette in Innsbruck
  • Wide selection of toboggan runs
  • Cross-country skiing in Seefeld
  • Many winter walking trails
  • Much more besides

Programmes at Park Igls

Relax & explore


This programme promotes regeneration, allowing you to experience a new level of wellbeing.

7, 14 oder 21 nights
Park Igls is the perfect base camp

Explore Innsbruck and the surrounding region during your stay at the Park Igls Medical Spa Resort.