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Innsbruck

tyrolInhabitants: 140.000

Innsbruck is the biggest city, and the capital of the federal state of Tyrol. It is located in the Inn valley at the junction with the Wipptal (Sill River) which provides access to the Brennerpass, just about 30 km south of Innsbruck. Located in the broad valley between tall mountains, the Nordkette (Hafelekar, 2334m) in the north, Patscherkofel (2246m) and Serles (2403m) in the south it is an internationally renowned winter sports centre.

The Olympic Winter Games were held in Innsbruck twice, first in 1964, then in 1976 when the city replaced Denver, Colorado as the venue after Colorado voters rejected a bond referendum to finance the games. Along with St. Moritz, Switzerland and Lake Placid, New York in the United States, it is one of the three places to have twice hosted the Winter Games.

The first documented quotation of Innsbruck dates back to 1187 ("Insprucke"). It served as an important crossing point over the river Inn. The route over the Brenner Pass was then a major transport and communications link between the north and the south, and the easiest route across the Alps. The revenues generated by serving as a transit station led to a flourishing development of the city. A large and famous district in Innsbruck - 'Wilten' - got its name from an old Roman settlement 'Veldidena'.

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Houses estate in Innsbruck with the famous Nordkette in the background.

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The new football stadium in Innsbruck called "Tivoli Neu" duri ng the opening in autumn 2000.

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Accommodation Hotels:Hotel Europa TyrolSüdtiroler Platz 2A- 6020 Innsbruck

Art - Romantikhotel Schwarzer AdlerKaiserjägerstr. 2A- 6020 Innsbruck

Best Western Hotel Goldener AdlerHerzog-Friedrich-Str. 6A- 6020 Innsbruck

Best Western Hotel MONDSCHEINMariahilfstrass¸e 6A- 6020 Innsbruck

Hotel Innsbruck GmbH & Co. KGInnrain 3A- 6020 Innsbruck

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