Hungerburg Funicular#9 in Best Things To Do in Innsbruck
Innsbruck is full of cable cars, funiculars and ski lifts to take travelers into its lovely mountains, and the Hungerburg is one of the most interesting. Designed by the late architect Zaha Hadid, it's an architectural marvel that visits four stations, beginning at the Old Town, stopping at Alpenzoo and concluding at a popular mountaineering spot called the Seegrube — all in just eight minutes. The stations are considered the most modern architecture in the region.
Past visitors say the views are breathtaking and recommend purchasing the Innsbruck Card, which includes the ride free.
The Hungerburg funicular runs Monday through Friday from 7:15 a.m. to 7:15 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 7:15 p.m. Round-trip tickets cost about 10 euros (about $11). Visit the official website for additional information.
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#1 Maria-Theresien-Strasse (Maria Theresa Street)
One of Innsbruck's most famous streets, Maria Theresien Street is a glorious remnant of the city's baroque past, dating back 700 years. Now a pedestrian promenade, the street, which is located outside Old Town, is lined with palaces once owned by the city's aristocracy, as well as cafes, shops and landmarks like St. Anne's Column and the Triumphal Arch.
Recent visitors raved about the amazing views of the mountains seen from the street and recommended seeing the Christmas market set up on the street during the holidays. However, a few reviewers warned that the prices at the shops, cafes and restaurants that line the street are too high. For unobstructed photos, plan a morning visit.
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