With a hire car Innsbruck through the online comparison portal HAPPYCAR, you can enjoy the beautiful city of Innsbruck, capital of the state Tirol, located in one of the most beautiful parts of Austria. Having a hire car gives you the freedom to travel the city on your own timetable instead of relying on public transport as well as giving you the option to get out of the city and explore the stunning state itself.
Innsbruck is the fifth largest in Austria with a population of just over 120,000 people. It is located in a stunning area surrounded by alpine mountains, making a favorite for those who want to book for a ski vacation. There is more to this place than skiing. The city has something for everyone, and taking a hire car Innsbruck gives you the freedom to do what you want on your own schedule.
Hofkirche is found in the Innsbruck Old Town. This church is one of the city’s most famous sights, built in 1553 by the Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand I. Inside you will see the amazing and empty cenotaph to Emperor Maximillian and decorating the tombs are stones depicting important events in the emperors life. It is guarded by 28 bronze statues, one of which is King Arthur. There is also a tomb to the Austrian hero, Andreas Hofer, who fought against France in the war of the third coalition. He later led a rebellion against the joint Bavarian – French forces and was later executed.
Innsbruck Cathedral was built in the first half of the 1700's and inside you will find the important painting “Maria Hilt” by the German Renaissance painter Lucas Cranach the Elder. There is also a tomb of the grand-master of the Teutonic Knights, Maximillian III of Austria, who died in 1618. The cathedral has some stunning paints on the ceiling and can be admired not just from the inside but from the outside as well.
The current building, built in the 16th century, is on the site of a 10th century Ambras Castle. The castle was turned into a palace when it was acquired by Archduke Ferdinand I upon becoming ruler of Tirol. Under his ownership the Beautiful Spanish Hall was built and the palace contains large collections of armor, weapons and paintings as well as some stunning gardens.
Museums and Zoos
Volkskunst museum is located next to the Hofkirche, and it contains artifacts from the Tirol region from handcrafted objects, tools, costumes and religious artifacts.
Tirolean state Museum was founded in 1823, the museum showcases treasures of Tirolean history with is main focuses being on prehistoric times to the middle ages and Art and Crafts.
Reisenrundgemälde is a famous 1000 square meter panorama painting which depicts the battle of Bergisel on the August 13th as part of the Tirolean Rebellion during the war of the fifth coalition, when the French won the battle.
Take your hire car Innsbruck to the wonderful city zoo, Alpenzoo. Located 727 meter above sea level, it is the highest zoo in Europe. It has over 2000 animals, 150 different species, and due to its alpine location the zoo specializes in alpine animals.
Take your hire car Innsbruck on the 11 mile journey to the city of Seefeld in Tirol, perfect for those who like to get outdoors and experience some of the beautiful Tirolean landscape. The town itself also has enough to keep you occupied. If you want to explore more of Austria, you can drive your car hire to the capital Vienna to eat some schnitzel and look at the beautiful city.
Austria also provides you with the best location in the sense that you can drive to Italy, Germany or Switzerland. Anything is possible with your HAPPYCAR rental car.
With its fantastic European location, using your hire car Innsbruck makes it easy to reach some of the best ski resorts around, whilst remaining in the warmth and comfort of a modern car. With just a few clicks you could have your ideal car booked: we guarantee the best deals at the best price.