Stadtturm (Town Tower)#13 in Best Things To Do in Innsbruck
For an excellent view of the city and the surrounding mountains, climb more than 130 steps to the viewing platform of City Tower. A medieval remnant built in 1450, the tower – located in the Old Town – once served as the lookout point for all sorts of medieval dangers, such as fires and invasions.
Recent visitors said the steep climb is well worth the fabulous view at the top. Others were pleasantly surprised to find separate staircases for ascending visitors and descending visitors, which they say helped avoid crowding in the narrow space. A few reviewers warned that safety netting around the entire platform can make it difficult to capture quality panoramic photos.
The 100-foot tower is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. from June to September and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. October to May. If you purchased the Innsbruck Card, admission is free; without the card, you'll pay 4.50 euros (about $5).
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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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