14 Facts About Innsbruck


Innsbruck is the capital of Tyrol and the fifth-largest city in Austria.

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Innsbruck became the capital of all Tyrol in 1429 and in the 15th century the city became a centre of European politics and culture as Emperor Maximilian I resided in Innsbruck in the 1490s.

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Innsbruck had Schloss Ambras built and arranged there his unique Renaissance collections nowadays mainly part of Vienna's Kunsthistorisches Museum.

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Between 1943 and April 1945, Innsbruck experienced twenty-two air raids and suffered heavy damage.

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Innsbruck is divided into nine boroughs that were formed from previously independent municipalities or villages.

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For statistical purposes, Innsbruck is further divided into forty-two statistical units and 178 numbered blocks .

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Innsbruck is a very popular tourist destination, organizing the following events every year:.

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Innsbruck's Bergiselschanze is one of the hills of the famous Four Hills Tournament.

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In 2018 Innsbruck hosted the IFSC Climbing World Championships 2018 from September 6 to September 16 and the 2018 UCI Road World Championships from September 22 to September 30.

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Innsbruck is part of the Austro-Bavarian region of dialects and, more specifically, Southern Bavarian .

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Irina Windhaber, professor for linguistics at the Universitat Innsbruck, has observed a trend among young people to choose more often Standard German language structures and pronunciation.

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Innsbruck is a substantial tourist centre, with more than a million overnight stays.

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Innsbruck Airport is located in the suburb of Kranebitten, which is located in the west of the city.

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Innsbruck is a university city, with several locally based colleges and universities.

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