Why You Should Visit Innsbruck
Situated in a valley in western Austria surrounded by mountains, Innsbruck is a charming city home to many beautiful buildings, interesting heritage sites and is also an ideal place for adventurers looking to explore the great outdoors. If you fancy a day of sightseeing then be sure to check out some of the finest landmarks in the city like the Imperial Hofburg Palace or Ambras Castle, while Innsbruck also boasts its fair share of fascinating museums such as the Alpine Club Museum. There are plenty of interesting events and festivals held around the city each year such as the New Orleans Festival each summer, while there are many beautiful parks and gardens around where you can take in the pristine alps air and enjoy a day out.
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Arriving In Innsbruck
Innsbruck Airport is located just 4 km away from the center of Innsbruck and is housed within a single terminal building. Although taxis are relatively affordable as a way of getting into Innsbruck given the short distance, there is a bus service available if you would rather take public transport. During your time at the airport you can find all of the essential amenities you would need including a restaurant and café as well as duty-free shopping.
Innsbruck Airport mostly handles seasonal flights from European destinations, so UAE travelers looking to catch direct flights to Innsbruck will not be able to do so. However, the airport has regular flights from London Heathrow and Frankfurt, allowing UAE travelers to get to the airport with just a single transfer.
Innsbruck Travel Information
Austria is a part of the Schengen Area which enables UAE nationals to travel to the country for a period of up to 90 days on a visa free basis. Be aware that winters in Innsbruck can get very cold with temperatures regularly dropping below freezing and frequent snowfall, although temperatures can be surprisingly warm over the summer with average highs in the mid-20s. There are public buses available as well as tram and train services which make it easy to get around the city, while there are a number of car rental agencies available at Innsbruck airport if you would rather have your own vehicle.
* This information is correct as of November 2017
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