Useful information

 

Facts about Innsbruck

  • Innsbruck is the capital city of the federal state of Tyrol
  • Population: 119,249
  • Altitude: 574 metres above sea level
  • Dialling code: +43 (0) 512
  • Postcode: 6010-6080

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Innsbruck)

 

Weather and Climate

  • Climate

Innsbruck Info

City Map

  • You will also get a city map with your conference bag at registration.

 

Opening/Closing Times

  • Shops generally open at 8:00am and close at 6:00pm on weekdays. Some shops are closed Saturday afternoons; all shops (except some tourist shops) are closed on Sundays.
  • Supermarkets usually open at 8:00am and close at 7:30pm. On Saturdays, they open at 8:00am and close at 6:00pm. They are closed on Sundays except the M-Preis supermarket at the main train station and the Nah and Frisch supermarket within the clinic areal.
  • Shopping mall Kaufhaus Tyrol (Maria-Theresien-Straße 31): groceries: 8:00am to 8:00pm on weekdays, 8:00am-6:00pm on Saturdays, closed on Sundays; all other shops: Monday through Wednesday: 9:00am-7:00pm, Thursdays and Fridays: 9:00am to 8:00pm; Saturdays: 9:00am-6:00pm; closed on Sundays.
  • Pharmacies: usually open 8:00am to 6:00pm on weekdays and Saturdays; closed on Sundays
  • Post office: usually open 8:00am to 6:00pm on weekdays and Saturdays; closed on Sundays

 

Cafes

There are a number of cafes in Innsbruck’s old town. Usually, they also serve snacks and pastries. Tips for ordering a coffee in Austria: A Verlängerter will get you a regular coffee, a Milchkaffee will get you a regular coffee with milk, a Cappuccino will get you an espresso coffee with frothy milk, a Latte Macchiato will get you an espresso coffee with milk and added froth.

 

Posting Letters

Stamps are sold at post offices, tourist shops and tobacconists. You can post your letters and post cards in the post boxes outside the post office and at many corners in downtown Innsbruck. The main post office is located at Innrain 15 and its hours of operation are from 8:00am to 6:00pm Mondays through Saturdays. It is closed on Sundays.

postingletters

© Österreichische Post AG

 

Internet Cafes

Internet cafes are rare in Innsbruck. The best way is to access the internet from your hotel, as hotels usually provide internet access. Nevertheless, here are a few addresses for internet cafes:

  • Internet Café Pub 7: Mariahilfpark 3
  • Café, Bar, Restaurant Moderne: Maria-Theresien-Straße 16

 

Shopping

There are a range of shops, tourist shops and boutiques around the historic district of Innsbruck. If you would like to go to a shopping mall, the best places would be the following ones:

  • Kaufhaus Tyrol: Maria-Theresien-Straße 31 (very central, http://kaufhaus-tyrol.at/?lang=en)
  • Rathausgalerien: Maria-Theresien-Straße 18 (almost directly opposite Kaufhaus Tyrol)
  • Sillpark: Museumstraße 38

 

Taxis

Here are a few phone numbers for taxis in Innsbruck. The drivers should be able to speak English.

  • Taxi 5311 Innsbruck: +43 (0) 512 5311
  • Taxi Innsbruck: +43 (0) 512 2330
  • Taxi Dreiheiligen: +43 (0) 512 561717
  • Taxi Tirol: +43 (0) 650 6078190

 

Banks

  • Cash machines: there are many cash machines all around Innsbruck. They are marked with the following sign:

Cash Machine

  • Banks: you can exchange your money at every bank. Here are only a few addresses but there are many more all around Innsbruck:
    • Tiroler Sparkasse: Museumstraße 38
    • Bank Austria Creditanstalt: Maria-Theresien-Straße 36
    • Raiffeisenbank Innsbruck: Andreas-Hofer-Straße 6

 

Newsagents

Several newsagents in Innsbruck sell newspapers in English. One of them is located inside the main train station, another one at the airport, and a third in the shopping mall Rathausgalerien.