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Bergisel Ski Jump picture in Innsbruck
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Built by visionary architect Zaha Hadid, this Olympic facility is a literal high point of any Innsbruck trip. At its peak, the structure reaches 820 feet above the city. From there, daredevil skiers fly off the Bergisel Ski Jump at up to 57 mph. Needless to say, only professionals should attempt this feat. But visiting to catch a ski jumping tournament or simply to venture to the top is still a thrill. The Bergiseltower's Café im Turm serves tasty meals accompanied  by vistas of Innsbruck that rival those offered at the Alpenzoo.

After reaching the bottom of the ski-jump, one TripAdvisor describes: "A lift takes you up to the visitor's platform where you have an incredible view over the city of Innsbruck and of the surrounding mountains. … There you can go to a small balcony where you are right above the start of the speeding lane. It's kind of creepy because of its steepness!"

You can reach this ski jump, located just south of historic downtown Innsbruck, if you take the Nr 1 tram. Admission, at €8.50 EUR (about $12 USD), might seem as steep as the hill, but many say it's worth it. Plus, if you have the Innsbruck Card, it's free. You can visit between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. June through October; the ski jump shortens its visiting hours the rest of year. The restaurant also maintains longer hours for dinner service. For more information, check out the Bergisel Ski Jump website.

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