Innsbruck Museums, Innsbruck (Self Guided)

Innsbruck is an old city and the capital of Tyrol Province, Austria. Innsbruck is an amazing town with a rich history that is evident through the large number of museums and landmarks presented in the region. Experience the culture of Innsbruck with this guide of the city's museums.
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Innsbruck Museums Map

Guide Name: Innsbruck Museums
Guide Location: Austria » Innsbruck (See other walking tours in Innsbruck)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 km
Author: irenes
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Tiroler Volkskunstmuseum

1) Tiroler Volkskunstmuseum (must see)

Tiroler Volkskunstmuseum is he Tyrolean Folk Art Museum, which was established more than a hundred years ago, in 1888. Actually it is tagged as one of the most beautiful folklore museums of Europe, so I'd suggest you not to miss the chance and visit it while walking through the old streets of the city. Here are gathered and displayed one of the most wonderful crafts, furniture, accessories, ceramics, artistic creations, clothes and lots of other art works. Through the museum you will be guided by the Lucifer a kind of provocative agent. You will have the opportunity to enjoy various exhibitions and performers.

Operation hours: Monday - Sunday: 9 am – 5 pm

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Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum

2) Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum (must see)

The Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum is an impressive infrastructure with a vast collection of history, natural science, music, and art. The museum was established almost two centuries ago, in 1823 during the Austro-Hungarian Empire. In that time it was the one of the oldest museums but in present it is considered to be one of the world's top museums.

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Anatomisches Museum

3) Anatomisches Museum

Anatomisches Museum is a Museum of the Institute of Anatomy, Medical University of Innsbruck. The museum has plenty of things to do for the kids, as they will cherish the opportunity to learn how their bodies are made and what body parts do what.

Operation hours: Thursday: 3:30 pm - 6 pm; by previous appointment
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Grassmayr Bell Museum

4) Grassmayr Bell Museum (must see)

Grassmayr is a unique place to visit, situated on the Leopoldstraße. The Bell Fundry is over 400 years old and still managed by the same family. Besides the specialized fundry, tourists may examine the museum and a wonderful sound room. The old bells are considered some of the finest in the world.

Operation hours: Monday - Thursday: 8 am - 12 pm; 1 pm - 4 pm; Friday: 8 am - 12 pm
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Tiroler Museumsbahnen

5) Tiroler Museumsbahnen

The Tiroler MuseumsBahnen (TMB) s a railway society in Austria whose aim is the preservation and/or documentation of the historically important branch lines (known as Localbahnen) and their rolling stock in the state of Tyrol. When, in 1983, it finally became clear that the 79-year old railbuses on the Stubai Valley Railway (Stubaitalbahn) were to be withdrawn from service, the Tiroler MuseumsBahnen Society was founded in May of that same year "with the aim of preserving these historically important vehicles for posterity."

Although initially the prospect of acquiring suitable premises for the society did not look good, thanks to political supporters, including the then mayor, Nischer, the former locomotive depot and part of the Stubaital station (waiting room and movements office) were able to be acquired and the Localbahn Museum was opened as early as summer 1985.

Operation hours: From May to October, every Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm.

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Kaiserjäger

6) Kaiserjäger

Kaiserjäger is the local Military Historical Museum, or as it's also called, the Tyrolean Kaisers Infantry Museum. The museum displays the history of battles which contributed to an elite Austrian and Hungarian period between 1816-1918. Among the exhibits, tourists will study will soldier's uniforms, armor, medals, and other traditional military gear.

Operation hours: Wednesday - Monday: 9 am - 5 pm; June - September: Thursdays until 9 pm

Walking Tours in Innsbruck, Austria

Create Your Own Walk in Innsbruck

Create Your Own Walk in Innsbruck

Creating your own self-guided walk in Innsbruck is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Innsbruck Daily Life

Innsbruck Daily Life

Austrians are rather conservative as they prefer to live in accordance with old traditions and standards. For example, Austrians chose to drink only high quality beer, eat well, visit the local pastry, and enjoy the occasional theatre. They like the everyday style of life. If you too want to cherish the simple things in life, check out our daily guide.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 km
Innsbruck Nightlife

Innsbruck Nightlife

Traveling is fantastic, as people love to recollect upon the memories long after they are back home. The nightlife is one of the aspects that make vacations so memorable. If you're searching for that experience while in Innsbruck, then check out our guide to the city's nightlife.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 km
Popular Shopping Destinations in Innsbruck

Popular Shopping Destinations in Innsbruck

Innsbruck features a variety of boutiques, stores, and shopping centers throughout the old streets of this historic town. Visitors will find lots of interesting souvenirs, local products, including famous chocolate bars and sweets, Swarovski crystal-ware, dirndls, and folklore accessories.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.5 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Set high in the Alps, Innsbruck – the capital city of Austrian Tyrol – is known primarily as a ski destination. Other than winter sports, it is also famous for Imperial and modern architecture. If you wish to take a break from skiing (in winter) or mountaineering (in summer) whilst in Innsbruck, you may wish to use this orientation walk and discover the historical and cultural side of this...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 km
Acclaimed Churches of Innsbruck

Acclaimed Churches of Innsbruck

When you begin you religious experience at Innsbruck, you should first decide what you want to get out of the rare opportunity. Are you searching for a pleasant time, peace, serenity, and/or beautiful religious sights? If so, you have came to the right place.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 km
Innsbruck's Best Art Galleries

Innsbruck's Best Art Galleries

Art is something which is hard to define, as everyone understands it in their own distinct way. Some of us like classic art pieces, while others prefer modern art objects. Tastes change, but the focal point remains the same - inner pleasure. Presented below are the best art galleries in Innsbruck.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Innsbruck for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Innsbruck has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Innsbruck, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.