Anyone who visits the Tyrolean Capital, Innsbruck, will immediately notice the close coexistence of culture and nature. Located on Europe's most important transport lines between North and South, East and West and nestled in the mountains, the city was and still is a place of meeting, of cultural exchange, trade, science, and - above all more recently - of sport.

This union is visible all around, even in the middle of the historic city centre with its artistic buildings, museums and churches: the view down the splendid Maria Theresien street to the medieval old town with the majestic Nordkette mountain chain providing a stunning backdrop.

If you stroll through the centre you learn a lot about the history of the pretty old town: Habsburg Emperor Maximilian I (1459-1519), in particular, shaped the image of Innsbruck at the transition from medieval to Renaissance and made the city the centre of his empire, which stretched from Spain and Burgundy to Hungary. He was responsible for the building of Innsbruck's symbols, the Golden Roof and the Zeughaus.

New is the funicular railway that goes up to Hungerburg, with a stop at the Alpine Zoo. The stations of this facility with their organic shapes designed by Zaha Hadid, architect of the Bergisel ski jump, recall the constant flow of ice and glaciers. At Hungerburg you can board the Nordkettenbahn cable car to continue up to Seegrube (1,905 m) and Hafelekar (2,330 m).

In summary, it can be said, that the Tyrolean capital with its 130,000 inhabitants is a lively modern city offering extensive sports and leisure facilities and a unique ambience for residents and visitors. For more information, please click here.

Especially we would like to recommend a visit of these locations:

The MODELS 2012 main conference and satellite events take place in the Congress Centre Innsbruck - located next to Innsbruck's Old City. Congress Center Innsbruck is a convention centre combining an international standard with Tyrolean charm. The distances are short and all the facilities under one roof.

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The address of the Congress Center:

Congress Innsbruck
Rennweg 3
A-6020 Innsbruck

T +43 (0) 512 5936-1000
F +43 (0) 512 5936-1119