Sunday, March 1, 2020

The Most Instagramable Photo Spots in Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck is definitely a great place for every traveler. The city is very diverse and therefore offers a wide variety of motifs. From medieval architecture, alpine terrain to great nature and landscape motifs, there is something for every taste. Here are some great places where you can definitely take wonderful photos for your memories. 

The locations are all easily accessible on foot or by public transport.

Photo: Danijel Jovanovic
The colorful row of houses in the Mariahilf district is right on the Inn. The north chain enthroned behind with the colorful, beautiful houses is probably the classic among the city motifs. You should definitely stop by here. This point is best suited in the morning and in the evening - for advanced photographers, even at night. In the morning you have the sun behind you and therefore the most beautiful light on the colorful houses. The photographs are taken from the marketplace over the Inn.

View from the Hafelekar on the city of Innsbruck. Photo: Danijel Jovanovic
A trip to the Nordkette by train is a worthwhile trip. Directly from the city center (Congress) you can reach high alpine terrain in a few minutes. The view of the city and the other side, the Karwendel, is breathtaking. The city from high up is not an everyday motif and is definitely a tip for me. The trip on Friday evening is particularly worthwhile. The view down to the shining city and far into the Wipp and Stubai valley is unique. The more sporty can also hike a few vertical meters from the Hafelekar mountain station via a small climb to the Hafelekar summit cross and include this as a motif. 
My tip: The Innsbruck Card includes the ascent and descent.

The last rays of sun say goodbye to the peaks around the city in a soft pastel pink. Photo: Danijel Jovanovic


The Bergisel in the south of the city is known to most people: be it as a place steeped in history or because of the ski jumping hill by Zaha Hadid, one of the landmarks of the state capital. A trip here is definitely worth it. In addition to the Tirol Panorama and the ski jumping stadium, this place also offers wonderful views of the city. A small pavilion next to the Kaisersch├╝tzen Museum should definitely be visited. The whole city is at your feet here.

View of the city from the Bergisel Pavilion at sunset. Photo: Danijel Jovanovic
Afterward, you can have a drink or a coffee up on the tower of the Bergisel ski jump. Here the view is also unique and worth every photo. This photo point can be visited at any time of the day. Night shots from the diving tower are only possible in winter as it gets dark earlier. The Innsbruck Card is also valid here. 
The view is unique from the Bergisel diving tower. Enjoy the views and indulge in gastronomy. Photo: Danijel Jovanovic

The view from the city tower at Christmas is particularly worthwhile.
The city tower is located in Innsbruck's old town and offers wonderful views and is therefore also a great photo point.

The Innsbruck Card includes the climb up the 148 stairs. Once at the top, you have a 360 ° view of the capital of the Alps. You can take photos in all directions. Opening times in winter from 10-17h and in summer from 10-20h. That is, if you come shortly before the end, you can enjoy the whole thing at dusk.

View of the Golden Roof with the old town fountain
The medieval old town of Innsbruck offers a variety of motifs and great photo points. The most famous is certainly the city's landmark, the Golden Roof . Also worth seeing are the Innsbruck Cathedral, where you can take great photos including the cathedral on the cathedral square. The arbors also offer all kinds of sights, such as wooden doors and other details. The Otto and Hofburg at the old town entrances are also worthwhile motifs.

St. Jakob cathedral and the cathedral square

The view from the Hungerburg on the city and the majestic Serles.
The Hungerburg is a district of Innsbruck and lies at the foot of the Nordkette high above the city. The best way to reach this area is with the Hungerburgbahn from the center. The Innsbruck Card can also be used here. The mountain station offers a breathtaking viewing platform. For people who don't have a camera, there is a free viewing telescope. There are boards on the platform so that you can orient yourself at certain points. You have the best light here in the morning and in the evening/night. During the day you always have backlight.

The view of Innsbruck at dusk. Breathtaking.

Maria Theresa Street.
The Maria Theresa Street is the center of the city. Here you will find great photo points, such as the triumphal gate and the Anna column. You can relax in the numerous caf├ęs and enjoy the variety of motifs. Here you have good lighting at all times of the day.

Triumphal Arch

Are you looking for the most beautiful view, the best selfie spot and the best landscape photo motif? On the viewing platforms around Innsbruck you can see meadows, valleys and gorges. The spectacular views are an uplifting experience. See them  HERE.

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