Excursions

We have collected the most beautiful sights and excursion destinations in Innsbruck and Tyrol for you. Here you will find our leisure tips for a varied stay in Innsbruck.


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Attractions around the Hermann Gmeiner Academy

Castle Ambras

  • culture-historically interesting Renaissance castle with the
    Chambers of Art and Curiosities Archduke Ferdindands II;
    wonderfully located in the extensive castle park
  • open daily from 10 am to 5 pm (closed November)
  • Distance to the Hermann Gmeiner Academy: 1.5 km

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Amras

  • District with village center, parish church and bourgeois inns
  • Distance to the Hermann Gmeiner Academy: 1.5 km


     

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Baggersee

  • Bathing lake with 36,000 m2 of water surface, lying area,
    Playgrounds and walking paths, large ball sport facility,
    Chess and miniature golf course, 2 restaurants
  • open daily from 9am to 6pm
    (Entrance fee during the bathing season)
  • Distance to the Hermann Gmeiner Academy: 1 km

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DEZ shopping center

  • Many shops incl. pharmacy, post office and bank,
    as well as numerous restaurants and cafes
  • Opening hours: Mon - Wed 9am - 7pm;
    Th & Fr 9am - 8pm; Sat 9am - 6pm
  • Distance to the Hermann Gmeiner Academy: 1.5 km
     

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Innsbruck and surroundings

Old Town Innsbruck

  • City tour with or without emphasis SOS Children's Village

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Tyrolean museums

  • Kaiserjägermuseum and other museums

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Tyrol Panorama

  • Riesenrundgemälde - 360-degree view of the Tyrolean freedom struggle of 1809

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Bergisel ski jump

  • breathtaking view of Innsbruck
    with Olympic past

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Municipal Museums / City Gallery

  • Permanent exhibition on special features and typical
    for Innsbruck, as well as intensive insight into the
    Time events around and after the Second World War.

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City Archives

  • documents the history of Innsbruck
    from the beginning to the present
     

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Hungerburg and Nordkettenbahn

  • in a few minutes directly from the city center
    up to 2,300 m above sea level

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Alpenzoo

  • one of the highest zoos in Europe
    with nature-oriented enclosures, terrariums and aquariums,
    the approximately 150 different alpine animals

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Swarovski Store

  • world-famous adventure worlds by André Heller in Wattens

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Sightseer bus

  • With the Hop on-Hop off bus through Innsbruck

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Igls

Village in the low mountain range, at the foot of the Innsbrucker
Local mountain "Patscherkofel"; also known as a venue
the Olympic Winter Games 1964 and 1976,
large lake in the countryside, the Lanser See.

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Patscherkofelbahn

Discover the Zirbenweg, the Panoramaweg Jochleitensteig or the Gipfelweg with numerous refreshments or walk through the highest botanical Alpine garden in Austria.

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Excursion destinations in Tyrol

Hall

  • the medieval town has one
    of the best preserved old towns in Austria
  • Distance to the Hermann Gmeiner Academy: approx. 20 min. By car

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Seefeld

  • combines the flair of the Winter Olympics
    with a beautiful natural landscape
  • Distance to the Hermann Gmeiner Academy: approx. 30 min. By car

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Rattenberg

  • Austria's leinste city, a destination with charm, contemplativeness
    and a lot of romance. Medieval pedestrian area,
    known for traditional glass operations
  • Distance to the Hermann Gmeiner Academy: approx. 40 min. By car

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Stubai

  • Beautiful side valley with hiking trails (cable cars in summer operation), the WildeWasserWeg, the Alpine Coaster
  • four ski areas incl. glacier with summer skiing
  • Distance to the Hermann Gmeiner Academy: approx. 20 - 40 minutes by car

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Swarovski Crystal Worlds Wattens

  • Opening hours: daily 8.30 - 19.30
  • Shuttle bus from Innsbruck (included in Innsbruck Card)

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Kühtai

  • Ski and hiking area at 2,000 m above sea level
  • Distance to the Hermann Gmeiner Academy: approx. 50 minutes by car

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Zillertal

  • longest side valley of Tyrol with year-round holiday pleasure
  • Höhenstraße, hiking and glacier ski area, several reservoirs,
  • Zillertalbahn with steam train, four ski areas and a glacier
  • Distance to the Hermann Gmeiner Academy: approx. 40 - 60 minutes by car

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Krimmler Wasserfälle

  • Europe's largest waterfalls, the unrestrained power of the element of water experience close up
  • Distance to the Hermann Gmeiner Academy: approx. 1.5 hours by car
     

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Rangger Köpfl

  • Skiing, sledding and hiking for families
  • Refreshments eg Rosskogelhütte
    (reachable by car, unique view)
  • Distance to the Hermann Gmeiner Academy: approx. 50 min. By car

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Achensee

  • Located in the Rofan mountains
  • Shipping, hiking and swimming
  • extensive cross-country ski trails in winter
  • Achenseebahn with real steam locomotive
  • Distance to the Hermann Gmeiner Academy: approx. 45 min. By car

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Museum of Tyrolean Farms

  • Open-air museum with 37 restored original buildings
  • Opening hours:
    April & October daily 9am - 5pm;
    May - September 9am - 6pm
  • Distance to the Hermann Gmeiner Academy: approx. 50 min. By car

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Oetztal

  • High alpine side valley with world-famous winter sports resorts, such as Sölden. In the summer attractive family excursion destinations such as the Ötzidorf (Stone Age adventure world) with birds of prey park, Stuibenfall and Area 47 (Austria's largest outdoor amusement park)
  • Distance to the Hermann Gmeiner Academy: approx. 50 min. By car

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Contact

For reservations and inquiries please contact academy@sos-kd.org . For more information please contact:


Alexandra Scheiber
+43 512 3316 5679


Carola Popiehn
+43 512 3316 5651


Nicola Seewald
+43 512 3316 5637


Nienke van den Hoeven
+43 512 3316 5647