Rent a car and get to know Innsbruck and the breathtaking Tyrolean mountains in comfort. Innsbruck is the capital of Tyrol and one of Austria's most important cities. Already in the Middle Ages Innsbruck was an important junction between southern European Italy and the German Principalities and is still characterised by its special location in the centre of Europe. Innsbruck has a lot to offer in terms of tourism and the surrounding alpine landscape is perfect for discovery tours by rental car. Find the cheapest rental car online in the price comparison and secure it by booking online.
Architecturally and historically Innsbruck alone is worth a visit. Numerous buildings from the time of Emperor Maximilian I characterize the historical townscape. In Innsbruck's old town you can visit the world-famous Golden Roof, the Hofburg and church, St. Jakob Cathedral and the Helblinghaus. Not only lovers of historical buildings and culture will find a wide range of possibilities in Innsbruck - the city is also the perfect starting point for excursions and longer tours in the Tyrolean Alps. Visitors who enjoy the impressive mountain scenery and want to do sports will find a very wide range of activities in Innsbruck. With a short distance to the cities of Salzburg and Kempten, Innsbruck is also an ideal starting point for a trip by rental car to other destinations.
You can pick up your rental car either in the city of Innsbruck or at the nearby airport Innsbruck-Kranebitten INN. Research in advance is worthwhile. Compare different offers and car rentals regarding the available models, conditions and special equipment, and reserve your rental car before arrival to get started immediately in Innsbruck. The largest selection of available rental cars and agencies can be found at Innsbruck Airport. If you want to rent a car without any complications, this is the best option.
When you arrive at the airport Innsbruck-Kranebitten (INN), you can pick up your rental car here. The airport Innsbruck-Kranebitten is located about 5 km from the centre of Innsbruck. We recommend a direct car rental comparison - this way you get an overview and can easily decide and reserve your rental car model in advance. Nothing more stands in the way of your discovery tour through Innsbruck and Tyrol!
Austria has a very well developed road network and is an important transit country for travellers throughout Europe. The picturesque streets through the mountains and at the foot of the Alps impress with beautiful views. With a rental car you can travel flexibly and independently through Austria.
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Drinking and driving is not welcome in Austria either. The blood alcohol limit is 0.5 - it's best to just stay sober, so you're on the safe side! Remember winter tyres when you are on the road in Austria during the cold season - winter tyres are compulsory between 1 November and 15 April.
In Austria a general toll obligation applies, so you should take care of a valid vignette. These can be purchased at customs stations, petrol stations, automobile clubs or the post office, for example. Ten days currently cost 7.90 euros, two months 23 euros, and you get the annual vignette for 76 euros. The vignette is stuck to the inside of the windscreen or to a front side window and should be clearly visible. Who is without a valid vignette on the way is asked to the cash and must count on unpleasant punishments. Some tunnels and roads are also subject to separate charges, which you may be advised of.
If you want to park your rental car on the outskirts of the city and continue on foot, you should familiarize yourself with the current parking rules. The parking time in the short-term parking zones marked in blue can vary and is usually signposted. Parking is usually free and you only need a parking disc. In larger cities the use of parking tickets is often mandatory, which you can obtain at petrol stations, for example.
Innsbruck has a large number of theatres, museums and cultural cities.
With the Innsbruck Card, visitors have free admission to all museums and sights in the region and can also use the Sightseer Bus and the IVB lines. The practical card also includes numerous discounts for various activities and participation in a free city walk with a city guide. For those who still feel like shopping, Innsbruck offers a wide range of shops for every taste as well as numerous inviting cafés and restaurants to take a break and relax.
If you are travelling in Innsbruck and rent a car, you should not miss the following destinations:
Numerous events such as the Dance Summer, the Innsbruck Early Music Festival, the Ambras Palace Concerts, the beautiful Christmas Market and the Bergsilvesterfest attract visitors from all over Europe. Other interesting events are the Air & Style Snowboard Contest, the Tiroler Dramatikerfestival, the Festival der Träume, the World Music Festival, the New Orleans Festival, the Innsbrucker Sonnwend, the International Film Festival Innsbruck, the Vierschanzentournee and the Alpenländischer Volksmusikwettbewerb.
Numerous villages in the Tyrolean countryside attract visitors to Innsbruck:
The Northern Chain
Within a few minutes you can reach Austria's largest nature park by rental car! A breathtaking 360° view awaits you. The Hungerburg cable car takes you up the mountain in no time. The popular viewpoints Seegrube and Hafelekarspitze offer a great panorama of the city of Innsbruck and the Inn valley.
Hiking, mountain biking or climbing - outdoor athletes get their money's worth here. Visitors to the historical brine hiking trail learn a lot about regional salt mining and numerous bathing opportunities offer refreshment. The old town of Hall and the Swarovski Crystal Worlds in Watten are also worth a visit.
Small and large visitors can learn more about mill technology and taste farm products from a visitor at the Hinterlocher Mühle. Those who like it more sporty start longer hikes through the mountains from here.
Tour the Tyrolean mountains with the rental car
With your rental car you can travel comfortably and quickly around Innsbruck and discover the Tyrolean mountains on your own. Enjoy the fresh sound of the mountain landscape as well as picturesque views and travel according to your own wishes - your rental car will bring you safely and quickly from A to B.