Maria-Theresien-Strasse (Maria Theresa Street)

#1 in Best Things To Do in Innsbruck
Maria-Theresien-Strasse (Maria Theresa Street) picture1 of 3
Maria-Theresien-Strasse (Maria Theresa Street)2 of 3
Duncan Geere / EyeEm/Getty Images

Key Info

Price & Hours



Cafes, Shopping, Free, Neighborhood/Area Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend


  • 5.0Value
  • 4.5Food Scene
  • 5.0Atmosphere

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.

Stroll the street – which is located on the southwest side of the city less than a 10-minute walk from the city's main train station – any time day or night free of charge.

See all Hotels in Innsbruck »

More Best Things To Do in Innsbruck

Altstadt von Innsbruck (Old Town)1 of 16
Schloss Ambras2 of 16
Time to Spend
#2 Altstadt von Innsbruck (Old Town)

An easy way to enjoy a comprehensive overview of Innsbruck and many of its best-known sights is to stroll through Old Town – an area full of pastel-colored medieval buildings. There you will find popular attractions like the Golden Roof, the Imperial Palace, the Triumphal Arch and Maria-Theresien Street. When you're done taking in the sights, enjoy some shopping or stop for a break at one of the area's many charming cafes and restaurants (though a few past travelers said food and drinks are overpriced in this area).

Recent visitors say the area is very clean and perfect for a stroll, but advise that many restaurants close early. So, while you can visit this area any time, dining may be out of the question at night. Others were particularly enchanted with Old Town during the holiday season, when Christmas markets set up shop.

Read more
Dado Daniela/Getty Images
See full list of Best Things To Do in Innsbruck »

Explore More of Innsbruck

If you make a purchase from our site, we may earn a commission. This does not affect the quality or independence of our editorial content.


What Will Happen to My Elite Status and Points Because of the Coronavirus?

Limited travel due to the coronavirus prompts airline and hotel rewards programs to make policy changes.

14 Top Jigsaw Puzzles, Games and Books to Keep Travelers Entertained

Even though you're stuck at home, you can still indulge your wanderlust with these activities.

15 Top Cookbooks to Buy

Travel to far-flung destinations and enjoy international food without leaving home.

The 12 Best Language-Learning Apps, Programs and Online Courses

Now is the perfect time to learn a new skill.

The 13 Best Sedona Tours

Get lost in the magic of Sedona's red rocks on these top adventures.

What is an Ecolodge? 21 Top Eco Resorts and Eco Hotels Around the World

Luxury meets environmental welfare at these top-notch ecolodges.

The 12 Best Puerto Rico Tours

Experience island living at its best on one of these guided trips.

I Went On a Cruise During the Coronavirus Pandemic. This Is What Happened.

Coronavirus concerns, itinerary changes and uncertainty lead to an unusual vacation.

5 Travel-Themed Activities to Do at Home During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Use these suggestions to fill the travel void amid the pandemic.

Cancel For Any Reason Travel Insurance: What You Need to Know

If you are rescheduling a vacation or booking a future trip, consider purchasing an insurance policy with the CFAR benefit.