As the Easter holidays approach, you may be looking for a scenic escape, well look no further than the picture-perfect Capital of the Alps, Innsbruck. Surrounded by snow-capped mountains, Innsbruck offers a wealth of activities for travellers to have an exciting easter break.
Perfect for a couple’s getaway or a family escape, here are 5 recommendations for an Easter alpine-getaway:
Memories in the mountains
Winter sports enthusiasts have the opportunity to explore the alps in all its glory. Innsbruck boasts 13 different ski resorts, all linked-up by free public transport through one ticket, with the Ski plus CITY pass Stubai Innsbruck www.ski-plus-city.com/en/
For those wanting to experience the stunning landscape without needing to be a skier, Innsbruck has 67 kilometres of signposted winter trails ranging in difficulty to suit everyone’s ability. Moreover, they have a range of toboggan tracks suitable for a range of ages to experience the thrills of the mountain.
Take time to switch off and relax
If its rest and recharge you want from your easter break, Innsbruck offers some of the best wellness spas and hotels in the region, often featuring saunas, pools and a range of treatments. Enhance your well-being experience with a visit to the Bio Wellness Hotel Holzleiten or the Alpenresort Schwarz, both offering relaxing activities including yoga, panoramic heated pools and a range of treatments. For more information see www.innsbruck.info/en/relax.html
Chillout like celebrities at the Iglu-Dorf
One for the couples looking for a romantic escape, fans of the show ‘Married at First Sight’ may recognise this romantic location, as recent contestants Rosaline Darlington and Thomas Kriaras spent their luxury honeymoon at ‘Iglu-Dorf’, the stylish igloo hotel with a restaurant, bar and sauna, surrounded by art pieces created out of snow and ice. www.iglu-dorf.com/en/location/kuhtai
There aren’t many places in the world where you can be in the centre of the city to the top of the mountains in 20 minutes. You can experience panoramic views of Innsbruck by taking the Nordkettenbahnen funicular and cable cars up to the Seegrube, at an altitude of almost 2,000 metres.
Escape for a city break
If it’s just a city break you’re after, few places balance imperial and modern architecture as well as Innsbruck. The city’s significance over the centuries has left a legacy of cultural gems including the Hofkirche Court Church, the world-famous Golden Roof, the symbol of the city which Emperor Maximilian had built for his wedding around 1500AD and more modern attractions include the Bergisel Olympic Ski Jump.
For the shoppers, Marie-Theresien-Strasse is Innsbruck’s central shopping destination, lined with a range of outlets to suit everyone’s style. Not only this, but Innsbruck is a foodie’s heaven, from quaint cafés to panoramic restaurants, you won’t be short of options.
Innsbruck Tourism’s Marketing Manager, Colette Verra, said: “Whether you’re wanting a leisurely city break or a thrill seeking Easter escape, Innsbruck offers the best of both worlds.
“Thanks to the Welcome Card and Ski plus CITY pass Stubai Innsbruck, Innsbruck is extremely connected for whatever the heart desires.
“With its distinctive blend of urban and imperial attractions, coupled with world-class winter sports offerings, Innsbruck has all the ingredients for the perfect getaway.”
Direct flights to Innsbruck are available from major airports across the UK, including Gatwick, Heathrow, Edinburgh and Manchester.
Innsbruck Tourism’s Welcome Card, provided with a stay of at least two nights at selected partner hotels and accommodation, includes free public transport in the region, guided winter hikes and discounts on cultural highlights.