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Innsbruck for two or three nights?

I see more questions and responses for Salzburg than Innsbruck. Why is that? Isn't Innsbruck worth seeing?

Two people have told me that one day is enough.

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Hi Ginger,

I'd go with 3 nights/2 full days. The Nordkettenbahn cable car trip is half day at the very least. Add walking the old town, the Hofkirche (must see), Schloss Ambras, etc. If time permits, head over to naerby Hall in Tirol. Charming old town. We've stayed here and visited Innsbruck many times.

Paul

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449 posts

Thanks, Paul. With limited time, we have to choose between 4 nights in Munich, and 2 in Innsbruck, or equal amount of time for each.

We love the mountains, nature, history, some castles, museums. The latter for a rainy day, but if it's great weather, more than likely we would prefer to be outdoors.

Posted by
4690 posts

Ginger - If you like nature, why stay in a city? Go for a place like Seefeld, where you are in the cradle of the mountains but within 30 minutes of Innsbruck by train for a day trip.

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Rethinking our trip...

2 nights Munich (have to fly in there) so first day is a washout.

3 nights Salzburg

2 Innsbruck

1 night back to Munich (late) for departure next day.

Posted by
449 posts

Thanks, Paul.

Planning a trip with others gets to be even more stressful than when one is going alone! :)

Ordered my books, and a dictionary.

Do you recommend the Salzburg tourist card and the Innsbruck card also? I see the latter is much more costly than the first...not sure if to get them both.

We would try to do a Rick's walk around both towns, and then pick a few of the more important places to visit, and hopefully get up into the mountains.

Posted by
18310 posts

I would second Emily's suggestion of Seefeld. Beautiful. And not far from Mittenwald. Also worth seeing.

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It's easy by train. There's an S-Bahn every hour and a regional express every two hours. Trip takes about 35 min.

There is a route from Innsbruck to Seefeld, then to Mittenwald, then to Garmisch-Partenkirchen. From Garmish, you can go directly to Munich or there is a bus to Oberammergau. From Oberammergau you can go by train to Murnau and on to Munich. It might not be possible to do it all in a day. Start from Innsbruck Hbf in the morning. Go to Seefeld. Then go to Mittenwald. After that stop in Garmisch. See Garmisch and take the train from there to Munich, or skip Garmisch and take the bus directly to Oberammergau and the train from there to Munich.

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Yes, it is easy to get to Seefeld by train - that is why it is such a good option! Plus the train ride from Innsbruck to Seefeld is one of the most beautiful you will ever take! Seriously, stay 2 nights in Seefeld instead of Innsbruck. Getting back to Munich from Seefeld by train is equally easy - just go back to Innsbruck and get the train to Munich. The train from Seefeld to Innsbruck takes about 35 minutes.

I assume Lee's advice above is guiding you on a day trip to this area - please don't be overwhelmed. Plenty to see and do in Seefeld and no need to go further- especially with only 2 nights. If you do feel like you want to explore another town, Mittenwald is lovely (next town over) and an easy train ride.