Visiting Austria for the first time or the fiftieth time can be exciting and wonderful. For many of those visiting Austria, Innsbruck is their destination. This city is full of things to do and if you take advantage of the car rentals in Innsbruck, you can get to the hottest spots with ease. This is true whether you are there on business or just for pleasure.
One of the best ideas for those coming to this city is to check out the available attraction cards. This may be called the Innsbruck Card or something else, but, in essence, the card offers you free entrance into a variety of sights and attractions. You check them out the local museums, the Hauptbahnhof (train station), or the Innsbruck Information Center on Burggraben Street. Before you buy a card, however, make sure it is good for the sights and events you want to see and do.
When you rent a car in Innsbruck, you can take in the many churches that are in the city. For instance, history buffs will enjoy visiting the Innsbruck`s Hofkirche which contains the tomb of Europe`s Emperor Maximilian I. You can also see some very impressive bronzes depicting several members of various dynasties.
St. Jacob Cathedral is a Baroque cathedral that contains works by the Lucas Cranach the Elder. No charge for admittance. Or visit the Wiltener Basilika, Haymongasse. Another Baroque-style church, built between 1751-1756. Free admission.
In the mood for castles or palaces? Try the Schloss Ambras, a Renaissance-style castle built for Archduke Ferdinand II of Tyrol. Contains a variety of art, armor, portraits, and has a palace garden.
These are only a handful of the many attractions that this wonderful city holds for its visitors. With a car rental in Innsbruck, you can visit as many as you like and do so at your own pace and leisure.