Book cheap flights to Innsbruck, Austria for a ski break to remember. This Austrian city is located at the foot of the alps and is a beautiful place to base yourself before hitting the slopes. Snow covers the mountains right through to spring – but the Tyrol capital isn’t just a great destination for skiers. There are plenty of things to do and see in Innsbruck throughout the year. During the summer, the alps provide the perfect conditions for leisurely hikes in the sunshine. Innsbruck is also home to the sparkling Swarovski Crystal Worlds museum, plus the town centre itself is picture perfect. Fly to Innsbruck and discover a true Alpine gem filled with charming culture, scenery and breath-taking ski resorts.
When to book cheap flights to Innsbruck
Deciding when to book cheap Innsbruck flights depends a lot on what you want to do when you visit the Tyrolean capital. Between December and April, Innsbruck is covered in snow, making this the ideal time to fly to Innsbruck for a ski trip. The most expensive time to visit however is between December and February which is peak tourist season for the mountain destination, so expect hotel rates and cable car ticket prices to be higher. For Innsbruck cheap flights, plan ahead and book in advance. The low season in Innsbruck is from September to November - seeing the fall colours engulf the picturesque Old Town is a real treat. For a great selection of places to stay in Innsbruck, check out Ryanair Rooms.
What to see in Innsbruck
There are lots of attractions you should visit in the popular European ski resort of Innsbruck. Nestled at the foot of the alps, the city is the perfect place to base yourself for a ski trip - the slopes are in peak condition from December to April. Take a cable car from the city to one of the many resorts and gaze at the incredible scenic views before hitting the slopes. The city is home to the Swarovski Crystal Worlds Museum. In the museum you can learn about Swarovski’s fascinating story through multi-sensory exhibits. When you book cheap flights to Innsbruck you can afford to explore all the attractions on offer throughout the city. One of the first places you should visit is the Old Town. Set against a backdrop of Alpine mountain tops, the central square is exceptionally pretty. Art lovers will enjoy a trip to see Tirol Panorama – a 1,000 square metre, 360° painting depicting the battle of Bergisel, where Tyrolean rebels famously fought off Napoleonic invaders. The attention to detail of landmarks and sights in the painting is unbelievable.
Innsbruck is a relatively small city that is easy to find your way around on foot. To get to the ski resorts there are cable cars that will bring you up the alps. There is a hop-on, hop-off bus that links all the main attractions called The Sightseer. You can get a 24-hour pass for €15. You can buy the ticket on the bus, in your hotel or at any tourist information office. Innsbruck has a reliable and efficient public bus service too. We recommend getting an Innsbruck Card for the duration of your stay. Not only does it give you access to the public transport services in the city, but it also provides you with entry to Innsbruck’s main attractions and access to The Sightseer tour bus. If you plan to explore the mountains, car rental is a great option. Search Ryanair car hire for great value deals on car hire in Innsbruck.
What to eat in Innsbruck
Food in the Tyrol region is amazing so be sure to take some loose clothing when you’re packing for your Innsbruck flights. Local speciality dishes include Gröstl, a rich, filling dish consisting of fried potatoes, onions and bacon topped off with a fried egg – the perfect dish to warm you up after a morning on the slopes. Apples play a big part in Tyrolean cuisine. The region is the largest apple-producing region in the EU and there are certainly plenty of delicious desserts worth sampling during your trip. Apfelradln is a real treat.