Leisure Activities

In addition to our German courses in the mornings, we offer a wide range of leisure activities in the afternoon: during a walk through the city of Innsbruck, you will get to know the sights of the city that hosted the Olympics three times. Go hiking, swim in the Tyrolean lakes, play beach volleyball etc. and compliment the cultural programme with some sporting activities.
Here you can find a selection of our leisure activities:

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Cultural Programme

A Stroll through Innsbruck

Taking a stroll through Innsbruck will help you find your way around. You will get to know the sights, places to shop and where some restaurants and bars are located. You will also find out where we will meet up for our other activities.

Tyrolean Farm Museum in Kramsach, swimming in the Lake Reintaler See, Rattenberg

Fourteen farmhouses from various valleys in Tyrol were dismantled, transported to Kramsach and reassembled to create an open-air museum. You will experience the architecture of the farmhouses as well as the living and working environment of their former inhabitants. Afterwards we will relax at the Reintaler See. This lake is one of the warmest lakes in Tyrol. Then, you can explore Austria’s smallest town, Rattenberg, on your own.

Alpine Zoo

In one of the highest zoos in Europe, you will see a selection of animals that are native to the Alps. We will walk up to the zoo and return by bus.

Excursion to Hall

In the Middle Ages, the town of Hall was the most important economic centre of North Tyrol due to its salt production. After a walk through the Hall, you will have the opportunity to explore the old town of Hall, one of the best-preserved old towns in Austria, on your own.

Silver Mine in Schwaz

The Silver Mine in Schwaz is the largest of its kind from the medieval ages. After entering the 800-metre-deep mine with a small train, we will follow the traces of the miners and see how they mined silver and copper over 500 years ago.

Tratzberg Castle

The Tratzberg Castle is one of the most important art and cultural monuments in the country, used as a hunting lodge by Kaiser Maxilimian I. Tratzberg Castle was first mentioned in documents dating back to the 13th century.

Sports Activities

Hike to Höttinger Alm

Höttinger Alm sits 1,500 metres above sea level and offers a spectacular view of the Inn valley and beyond. The hut can be reached on foot directly from Innsbruck.

Hike to Mutterer Alm

Mutterer Alm sits in the south of Innsbruck at 1,600 metres above sea level. We will hike up, but you can either walk down or go down quickly on a Mountain Cart.

Excursion to the Lake Lanser See  

This idyllic lake is located in the immediate vicinity of Innsbruck. The lake is a moor lake which is suitable for swimming, with temperatures reaching 25°C in summer.

Hike through the Wolfsklamm

354 steps and several wooden bridges lead through the wild gorge passing waterfalls up to the Georgenberg monastery.

Summer Alpine Coaster in Mieders

40 curves, a height difference of 640 metres, a track length of 2.8 kilometres and a maximum speed of 42 kilometres per hour guarantee a lightning-fast descent into the valley on the summer alpine coaster.

USI (University-Sportinstitut Innsbruck)

The USI (Universitäts-Sportinstitut) offers a variety of sports activities:

  • when the weather is nice: beach volleyball, football
  • in case of rain: indoor football, volleyball, swimming
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