Royal Destination - Innsbruck Austria

Innsbruck is the capital of Tyrol (Tirol), a region in Austria with a lot of mountains.
The city also is half way between Munich (Germany) and Verona (Italy).


Old painting of Innsbruck
Source picture: Wikipedia


Some history

In 1180, the Counts of Andechs acquired the town. 

In 1248, Innsbruck passed into the hands of the Counts of Tyrol.

In 1429, it became the capital town of Tyrol.

In the 1490's, Emperor Maximilian I resided in Innsbruck. It became the
center of politics and culture.

In 1564, Ferdinand II, Archduke of Austria acquired Tyrol. He gave the order
to build Ambras Castle. 


Ambras Castle - Source picture: Wikipedia

In 1669, the university was founded. This was ordered by Emperor Leopold I,
as compensation for the court as the Emperor reigned in Vienna and no longer
in Innsbruck.

In 1964 and in 1976, Innsbruck organized the Winter Olympics.

Now the Innsbruck Hauptbahnhof is the most important railway station of
the region. It is one of the busiest in Austria.