Innsbruck facts and figures 2016 / 2017

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2,657

fire-gilded copper shingles cover the Golden Roof in Innsbruck’s historic centre. The late Gothic alcove balcony is a landmark and a tourist magnet of the regional capital.


1956

was the year when the famous statue of Virgin Mary, which was part of the St. Ann’s Column on Maria-Theresien-Strasse, was replaced with a replica. The original has been at the Fiecht monastery church near Schwaz since then.


1,563,368

overnight stays were registered in Innsbruck in 2014/2015 – more than ever before. Aside from Austrian guests the majority of the visitors who like to spend time in the Alpine capital were from Germany, Italy and China.

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400 

different alpine plant species can be admired in Europe’s highest-situated botanical show garden on Patscherkofel – at an altitude of 2,000 metres. Highlight: from June to August thousands of alpine roses are in bloom. 


7

kilometres, that is the length of the popular Zirben-path that leads from the Patscherkofel summit station to Tulfein Alm on Glungezer mountain. The path ascends and descends slightly making it very enjoyable and suitable for unseasoned hikers, too. 


138

metres is the record distance Michael Hayböck from Austria jumped off of the Bergisel-ski jump in 2015! The 50-metre tower’s unique design bears the signature of architect Zaha Hadid. 


1,905

altitude metres – that’s how high Cloud 9 is. From January to April the beautiful igloo at the Seegrube lift station on Nordkette can be enjoyed. Every Friday night it’s transformed into an extraordinary party location where hip DJs invite you to shake it. 

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12

award-winning restaurants serving national and international delights await gourmets in and around Innsbruck. The number one with 16 Gault Millau points and 2 ‘toques’: the vegetarian restaurant Chez Nico.


122,990

is the number of ‘likes’ that Innsbruck has on the social media platform Facebook. Fans rate the city with 4.6 out of 5 points. The Facebook page keeps you up to date with the latest stories, images and videos.


1,001,255

passengers were handled as part of regular flight services and charter flights at Innsbruck Airport last year. The airport opened in 1925 and is constantly expanded.


70

percent gradient, that’s Karrinne! Even seasoned snowboarders and skiers will find that the descent off of 2,200 m Hafelekar is quite the test of courage. Pure adrenaline!


3,720

pipes and 57 registers make the organ in the western gallery of St. Jacob’s dome quite special. This is also where you can hear the Mariahilf-bell, Tyorl’s second-biggest bell.


30,000

years lie between the oldest and the newest work of art on display at the Tyrolean state museum Ferdinandeum. Art lovers can marvel at romantic works, a modern gallery and fascinating changing exhibitions.


30

premieres will take place at Tyrol’s state theatre during the season of 2016/2017. Raise the curtain! 800 guests can enjoy fascinating theatre, music and ballet during every show.


128

study courses are taught at the University of Innsbruck’s 16 faculties. More than 27,700 students enjoy their academic education here – with only 124,000 inhabitants that’s quite a lot!


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bridges connect Innsbruck’s 20 districts. The most popular bridge – with locals and tourists alike – is Innbrücke. It bears the city’s coat of arms and is a much-photographed landmark.

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