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Innsbruck. Pop. 117,916. Currency Euro. Language German. Time Zone GMT + 1 hours. Innsbruck Kranebitten Airport INN. Best Time to go – year round location – for winter sports and summer walking. Innsbruck is the state capital of the state of Tyrol in Austria. Innsbruck is the cultural and economic center of western Austria and is one of the most famous and substantial tourist centres, with more than a million overnight stays. The city is located on the river Inn with alpine mountains on either side. The origins of Innsbruck go back to pre-roman times where it’s strategic location on the Verona-Brenner-Augsburg route helped to establish an early settlement. The Brenner pass route became the easiest route from Northern Europe into Italy and Innsbruck became a key player in the Austrian economy. It’s location also became popular with winter sports enthusiasts and The Olympic Winter Games were held in Innsbruck twice, first in 1964, then again in 1976. To support these games the imposing Bergisel hill was developed with one of the most famous ski jumps in the world. Arguably the highlight of the 1976 games was the ski-ing downhill gold medal won by Austrian hero Franz Klammer. Another major sporting event, Euro 2008, will take place in the Tivoli Neu Stadion where some matches will be played.

Innsbruck Hotels in Tyrol Austria

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Innsbruck is the state capital of Tyrol Austria and a major ski snowboard and winter sports centre

Europa Tyrol Hotel Innsbruck

Europa Tyrol Hotel, is a 5 star hotel with 120 rooms. The hotel boasts ornate traditional Tyrolean decoration in the public areas, including elaborate chandeliers and wood panelling. The hotel has had some famous guests including Queen Elizabeth II, the Shah of Iran and the crew of Apollo 14. The hotel is connected to the main railway station opposite by a tunnel for the exclusive use of guests. During the winter season, guests benefit from a complimentary shuttle bus to the ski slopes.

Europa Tyrol Hotel Innsbruck

1976 Winter Olympics Innsbruck - wikipedia

The 1976 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XII Olympic Winter Games, were celebrated in 1976 in Innsbruck, Austria. Highlights included Franz Klammer winning the mens downhill alpine skiing event in a total time of 1:45.73, and Dorothy Hamill of the United States winning the Gold in Ladies Figure Skating.

Franz Klammer - wikipedia

Franz Klammer (born December 3, 1953) is an Austrian former alpine ski racer who dominated the downhill event throughout much of the mid to late 1970s. He won a gold medal at the 1976 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck. Franz Klammer was a hero to Austrian ski racing fans and also to fans the world over. Known as the Kaiser and also as the "Klammer Express" he did a great deal to promote the popularity of alpine ski racing.

Innsbruck - wikipedia

Innsbruck is the capital city of the federal state of Tyrol in western Austria. It is located in the Inn Valley at the junction with the Wipptal (Sill River), which provides access to the Brenner Pass, some 30 km south of Innsbruck. Located in the broad valley between high mountains, the Nordkette (Hafelekar, 2,334 m) in the north, Patscherkofel (2,246 m) and Serles (2,718 m) in the south, it is an internationally renowned winter sports centre. The German name means "the bridge over the Inn" (Brücke meaning "bridge").

Innsbruck - wikitravel

Innsbruck is the provincial capital of Tyrol. Its 110,000 residents make it the fifth largest city in Austria. It will be one of the eight host cities in the 2008 European Football Championships.

Innsbruck Kranebitten Airport INN - wikipedia

Innsbruck Kranebitten Airport (IATA: INN, ICAO: LOWI) is the largest airport in the Tyrol in Western Austria. It handles regional flights around the Alps, as well as seasonal flights to other destinations. During the winter, activity increases significantly, due to the high number of skiers traveling to the region. It is the main base of Tyrolean Jet Services, Welcome Air and of Austrian Airlines's regional carrier Austrian Arrows.

Tivoli Neu Stadion Euro 2008 - wikipedia

Tivoli Neu is a multi-use stadium in Innsbruck, Austria. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home ground of FC Wacker Tirol. The stadium holds 17,400 and was built in 2000. It will be expanded to 30,000 people for the 2008 European Football Championship.

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