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    The earliest traces suggest initial inhabitation in the early Stone Age. Surviving pre-Roman place names show that the area has been populated continuously. In the 4th century the Romans established the army station Veldidena (the name survives in today's urban district Wilten) at Oenipons (Innsbruck), to protect the economically important commercial road from Verona-Brenner-Augsburg in their province of Raetia. The first mention of Innsbruck dates back to the name Oeni Pontum or Oeni Pons which is Latin for bridge (pons) over the Inn (Oenus), which was an important crossing point over the Inn river. The Counts of Andechs acquired the town in 1180. In 1248 the town passed into the hands of the Counts of Tyrol. The city's arms show a bird's-eye view of the Inn bridge, a design used since 1267. The route over the Brenner Pass was then a major transport and communications link between the north and the south of Europe, and the easiest route across the Alps. It was part of the Via Imper...

    Climate

    Innsbruck has a humid continental climate (Köppen Dfb) using 0 °C (32 °F) isotherm or oceanic climate (Cfb) using the original −3 °C (27 °F) isotherm since it has larger annual temperature differences than most of Central Europe due to its location in the centre of the Continent and its position around mountainous terrains.Winters are often very cold (colder than those of most major European cities) and snowy, although the foehn windsometimes brings pronounced thaws. Spring is brief; days sta...

    Boroughs and statistical divisions

    Innsbruck is divided into nine boroughs (cadastral settlements) that were formed from previously independent municipalities or villages. These nine boroughs are further divided into twenty wards (cadastral districts). All wards are within one borough, except for the ward of Hungerburg (Upper Innsbruck), which is divided between two. For statistical purposes, Innsbruck is further divided into forty-two statistical units (Statistischer Bezirk) and 178 numbered blocks (Zählsprengel). The followi...

    Gallery

    1. Ambras Castle 2. Armoury 3. City Tower (Stadtturm) 4. Helblinghaus 5. Innsbruck from the Inn river (looking towards Nordkette) 6. Maximilian's Cenotaph and the Black Men in the Court Church 7. Old Town (Altstadt) with the Goldenes Dachl 8. Siebenkreuzkapelle 9. Tyrolean State Museum (Tiroler Landesmuseum) 10. Wilten Basilica

    The results of the 2018 local electionswere: 1. Austrian Green Party24.16% (left) 2. Freedom Party of Austria18.56% (right) 3. Für Innsbruck 16.15% (conservative) 4. Austrian People's Party12.17% (conservative) 5. Social Democratic Party of Austria10.32% (left) 6. NEOS – The New Austria and Liberal Forum4.73% (center) 7. Bürgerforum Tirol – Liste Fritz (FRITZ) 3.23% 8. Gerechtes Innsbruck (Gerecht) 3.10% 9. Tiroler Seniorenbund – Für Alt und Jung (TSB) 2.72% 10. Alternative Liste Innsbruck (ALI) 2.38%

    Cultural events

    Innsbruck is a very popular tourist destination, organizing the following events every year: 1. Innsbrucker Tanzsommer 2. Bergsilvester (New Year's Eve) 3. Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik (Innsbruck Festival of Early Music) 4. Christkindlmarkt (Christmas fair) In 1971 Author Douglas Adams was inspired to write the internationally successful The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxyseries while lying intoxicated in a field in Innsbruck.

    Sports

    Due to its location between high mountains, Innsbruck serves as an ideal place for skiing in winter, ski-jumping and mountaineering in summer. There are several ski resorts around Innsbruck, with the Nordkette served by a cable car and additional chair lifts further up. Other ski resorts nearby include Axamer Lizum, Muttereralm, Patscherkofel, Igls, Seefeld, Tulfes and StubaiValley. The glaciated terrain in the latter makes skiing possible even in summer months. The Winter Olympic Games were...

    Language

    Innsbruck is part of the Austro-Bavarian region of dialects and, more specifically, Southern Bavarian (Südbairisch).Irina Windhaber, professor for linguistics at the Universität Innsbruck, has observed a trend among young people to choose more often Standard German language structures and pronunciation.

    Innsbruck is a substantial tourist centre, with more than a million overnight stays. In Innsbruck, there are 86,186 employees and about 12,038 employers. 7,598 people are self-employed.Nearly 35,000 people commute every day into Innsbruck from the surrounding communities in the area. The unemployment rate for the year 2012 was 4.2%. The national statistics office, Statistik Austria, does not produce economic data for the City of Innsbruck alone, but on aggregate level with the Innsbruck-Land Districtsummarized as NUTS 3-region Innsbruck. In 2013, GDP per capita in the NUTS 3-region Innsbruck was €41,400 which is around 60% above the EU average. The headquarters of Tiroler Wasserkraft (Tiwag, energy production), Bank für Tirol und Vorarlberg (financial services), Tiroler Versicherung (insurance) and MED-EL (medical devices) are located in Innsbruck. The headquarters of Swarovski(glass), Felder Group (mechanical engineering) and Swarco (traffic technology) are located within 20 km (12...

    Innsbruck is located along the A12/A13 highway corridor (Inn Valley Autobahn and Brenner Autobahn respectively), providing freeway access to Verona, Italy and Munich, Germany. The A12 and A13 converge near Innsbruck, at which point the A13 terminates. Innsbruck Hauptbahnhof, the most important railway station of Innsbruck and Tyrol, is one of the busiest railway stations in Austria. It is served by the Lower Inn Valley line to Germany and eastern Austria, the Arlberg line to the west and the Brenner line, which connects northern Italy with southern Germany via the Brenner pass. Since December 2007 suburban services have been operated as the Innsbruck S-Bahn. Innsbruck Airport is located in the suburb of Kranebitten, which is located in the west of the city. It provides services to airports including Frankfurt, London, Amsterdam and Vienna. It also handles regional flights around the Alps, as well as seasonal flights to other destinations. During the winter, activity increases signif...

    Innsbruck is a university city, with several locally based colleges and universities. Innsbruck is home to the oldest grammar school (Gymnasium) of Western Austria, the "Akademisches Gymnasium Innsbruck". The school was founded in 1562 by the Jesuitorder and was the precursor of the university, founded in 1669. Innsbruck hosts several universities. The most well-known are the University of Innsbruck (Leopold-Franzens-Universität), the Innsbruck Medical University, and the university of applied sciences MCI Management Center Innsbruck.

    The international headquarters of SOS Children's Villages, one of the world's largest charities, is located in Innsbruck.
    The internationally active NGO Austrian Service Abroad was founded in Innsbruck in 1992 by Andreas Maislinger and Andreas Hörtnagl. Its central office is located at Hutterweg, Innsbruck.
    Innsbruck has two universities, the Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck and the Innsbruck Medical University. The Innsbruck Medical University has one of Europe's premier skiinjury clinics.
    The international headquarters of MED-EL, one of the largest producers of cochlear implants, is located in Innsbruck.

    Early times to 1600

    1. Frederick III, Holy Roman Emperor (1415 – 1493), Holy Roman Emperor from 1452 until his death, the first emperor of the House of Habsburg. 2. Margaret of Austria, Electress of Saxony (c. 1416–1486), member of the House of Habsburg, was Electress of Saxony 1431-1464 by her marriage with the Wettin elector Frederick II. She was a sister of Emperor Frederick III. 3. Sigismund, Archduke of Austria(1427–1496), Habsburg archduke of Austria and ruler of Tirol from 1446 to 1490 4. Elisabeth of Bra...

    1600 to 1700

    1. Johann Paul Schor(1615–1674), artist, known in Rome as "Giovanni Paolo Tedesco" 2. Archduchess Isabella Clara of Austria (1629–1685), by birth Archduchess of Austria as a member of the Tyrolese branch of the House of Habsburg 3. Sigismund Francis, Archduke of Austria (1630–1665), ruler of Further Austriaincluding Tyrol 4. Maria Leopoldine of Austria-Tyrol (1632–1649), by birth Archduchess of Austria and member of the Tyrolese branch of the House of Habsburg and by marriage the second spous...

    1700 to 1850

    1. Josef Ignaz Mildorfer(1719–1775), painter of frescoes 2. Franz Edmund Weirotter(1733–1771), painter, draughtsman and etcher primarily of landscapes and maritime scenes 3. Johann Nepomuk von Laicharting(1754–1797), entomologist and Professor of Natural Science (Naturgeschichte) in Innsbruck 4. Ignaz Anton von Indermauer(1759–1796), nobleman who was murdered in a peasant revolt 5. Josef Speckbacher(1767 - 1820) a leading figure in the rebellion of the Tyrol against Napoleon 6. Joseph Hormayr...

    Twin towns and sister cities

    1. Freiburg im Breisgau in Baden-Württemberg, Germany (since 1963) 2. Grenoble in Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France (since 1963) 3. Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina (since 1980) 4. Aalborg in Denmark (since 1982) 5. Tbilisi in Georgia (since 1982) 6. Ōmachi in Japan, (since 1985) 7. New Orleans in Louisiana, United States (since 1995)

    Partnerships

    1. Kraków in Lesser Poland Voivodeship, Poland (since 1998)

    Austrian Service Abroad

    The Austrian Service Abroad is a NGO, which provides positions for an alternative Austrian national service at 85 organizations in 35 countries worldwide in the sectors Holocaust Memorial Service, Social Service and Peace Service. It was founded by Andreas Maislinger and Andreas Hörtnaglin 1998 and is based in Innsbruck.

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    The ear­li­est traces sug­gest ini­tial in­hab­i­ta­tion in the early Stone Age. Sur­viv­ing pre-Ro­man place names show that the area has been pop­u­lated con­tin­u­ously. In the 4th cen­tury the Ro­mans es­tab­lished the army sta­tion Vel­didena (the name sur­vives in today's urban dis­trict Wilten) at Oenipons (Inns­bruck), to pro­tect the eco­nom­i­cally im­por­tant com­mer­cial road from Verona-Bren­ner-Augs­burg in their province of Rae­tia. The first men­tion of Inns­bruck dates back to the name Oeni Pontum or Oeni Pons which is Latin for bridge (pons) over the Inn (Oenus), which was an im­por­tant cross­ing point over the Inn river. The Counts of An­dechs ac­quired the town in 1180. In 1248 the town passed into the hands of the Counts of Tyrol. The city's arms show a bird's-eye view of the Inn bridge, a de­sign used since 1267. The route over the Bren­ner Pass was then a major trans­port and com­mu­ni­ca­tions link be­tween the north and the south of Eu­rope, and the eas­i­e...

    Climate

    Inns­bruck has a humid con­ti­nen­tal cli­mate (Köppen clas­si­fi­ca­tion: Dfb), since it has larger an­nual tem­per­a­ture dif­fer­ences than most of Cen­tral Eu­rope due to its lo­ca­tion in the cen­tre of the Con­ti­nent and its po­si­tion around moun­tain­ous ter­rains.Win­ters are often very cold (colder than those of most major Eu­ro­pean cities) and snowy, al­though the foehn windsome­times brings pro­nounced thaws. Spring is brief; days start to get warm, often over 15 °C (59 °F), but...

    Boroughs and statistical divisions

    Inns­bruck is di­vided into nine bor­oughs (cadas­tral set­tle­ments) that were formed from pre­vi­ously in­de­pen­dent mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties or villages. These nine bor­oughs are fur­ther di­vided into twenty wards (cadas­tral dis­tricts). All wards are within one bor­ough, ex­cept for the ward of Hunger­burg (Upper Inns­bruck), which is di­vided be­tween two. For sta­tis­ti­cal pur­poses, Inns­bruck is fur­ther di­vided into forty-two sta­tis­ti­cal units (Sta­tis­tis­cher Bezirk) and 178 num...

    The re­sults of the 2018 local electionswere: 1. Austrian Green Party24.16% (left) 2. Freedom Party of Austria18.56% (right) 3. Für Innsbruck 16.15% (conservative) 4. Austrian People's Party12.17% (conservative) 5. Social Democratic Party of Austria10.32% (left) 6. NEOS – The New Austria and Liberal Forum4.73% (center) 7. Bürgerforum Tirol – Liste Fritz (FRITZ) 3.23% 8. Gerechtes Innsbruck (Gerecht) 3.10% 9. Tiroler Seniorenbund – Für Alt und Jung (TSB) 2.72% 10. Alternative Liste Innsbruck (ALI) 2.38%

    Cultural events

    Inns­bruck is a very pop­u­lar tourist des­ti­na­tion, or­ga­niz­ing the fol­low­ing events every year: 1. Innsbrucker Tanzsommer 2. Bergsilvester (New Year's Eve) 3. Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik (Innsbruck Festival of Early Music) 4. Christkindlmarkt (Christmas fair)

    Sports

    Due to its lo­ca­tion be­tween high moun­tains, Inns­bruck serves as an ideal place for ski­ing in win­ter, ski-jump­ing and moun­taineer­ing in sum­mer. There are sev­eral ski re­sorts around Inns­bruck, with the Nord­kette served by a cable car and ad­di­tional chair lifts fur­ther up. Other ski re­sorts nearby in­clude Ax­amer Lizum, Mut­ter­eralm, Patscherkofel, Igls, Seefeld, Tulfesand Stubai Val­ley. The glaciated ter­rain in the lat­ter makes ski­ing pos­si­ble even in sum­mer months....

    Inns­bruck is a sub­stan­tial tourist cen­tre, with more than a mil­lion overnight stays. In Inns­bruck, there are 86,186 em­ploy­ees and about 12,038 em­ploy­ers. 7,598 peo­ple are self-employed.Nearly 35,000 peo­ple com­mute every day into Inns­bruck from the sur­round­ing com­mu­ni­ties in the area. The un­em­ploy­ment rate for the year 2012 was 4.2%. The na­tional sta­tis­tics of­fice, Sta­tis­tik Aus­tria, does not pro­duce eco­nomic data for the City of Inns­bruck alone, but on ag­gre­gate level with the Inns­bruck-Land Dis­trictsum­ma­rized as NUTS 3-re­gion Inns­bruck. In 2013, GDP per capita in the NUTS 3-re­gion Inns­bruck was €41,400 which is around 60% above the EU average. The head­quar­ters of Tiwag (en­ergy pro­duc­tion), Bank für Tirol und Vo­rarl­berg (fi­nan­cial ser­vices), Tiroler Ver­sicherung (in­sur­ance) and MED-EL (med­ical de­vices) are lo­cated in Inns­bruck. The head­quar­ters of Swarovski(glass), Felder Group (me­chan­i­cal en­gi­neer­ing) and Swarco (tr...

    Inns­bruck is lo­cated along the A12/A13 high­way cor­ri­dor, pro­vid­ing free­way ac­cess to Verona, Italy and Mu­nich, Ger­many. The A12 and A13 con­verge near Inns­bruck, at which point the A13 ter­mi­nates. Inns­bruck Haupt­bahn­hof, the most im­por­tant rail­way sta­tion of Inns­bruck and Tyrol, is one of the busiest rail­way sta­tions in Aus­tria. It is served by the Lower Inn Val­ley line to Ger­many and east­ern Aus­tria, the Arl­berg line to the west and the Bren­ner line, which con­nects north­ern Italy with south­ern Ger­many via the Bren­ner pass. Since De­cem­ber 2007 sub­ur­ban ser­vices have been op­er­ated as the Inns­bruck S-Bahn. Inns­bruck Air­port is lo­cated in the sub­urb of Kranebit­ten, which is lo­cated in the west of the city. It pro­vides ser­vices to air­ports in­clud­ing Frank­furt, Lon­don, Am­s­ter­dam and Vi­enna. It also han­dles re­gional flights around the Alps, as well as sea­sonal flights to other des­ti­na­tions. Dur­ing the win­ter, ac­tiv­ity...

    Inns­bruck is a uni­ver­sity city, with sev­eral lo­cally based col­leges and uni­ver­si­ties. Inns­bruck is home to the old­est gram­mar school (Gym­na­sium) of West­ern Aus­tria, the "Akademis­ches Gym­na­sium Inns­bruck". The school was founded in 1562 by the Je­suitorder and was the pre­cur­sor of the uni­ver­sity, founded in 1669. Inns­bruck hosts sev­eral uni­ver­si­ties. The most well-known are the Uni­ver­sity of Inns­bruck (Leopold-Franzens-Uni­ver­sität), the Inns­bruck Med­ical Uni­ver­sity, and the uni­ver­sity of ap­plied sci­ences MCI Man­age­ment Cen­ter Inns­bruck.

    The international headquarters of SOS Children's Villages, one of the world's largest charities, is located in Innsbruck.
    The internationally active NGO Austrian Service Abroad was founded in Innsbruck in 1992 by Andreas Maislinger and Andreas Hörtnagl. Its central office is located at Hutterweg, Innsbruck.
    Innsbruck has two universities, the Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck and the Innsbruck Medical University. The Innsbruck Medical University has one of Europe's premier skiinjury clinics.
    The international headquarters of MED-EL, one of the largest producers of cochlear implants, is located in Innsbruck.

    Early times to 1600

    1. Frederick III, Holy Roman Emperor (1415 – 1493), Holy Roman Emperor from 1452 until his death, the first emperor of the House of Habsburg. 2. Margaret of Austria, Electress of Saxony (c. 1416–1486), member of the House of Habsburg, was Electress of Saxony 1431-1464 by her marriage with the Wettin elector Frederick II. She was a sister of Emperor Frederick III. 3. Sigismund, Archduke of Austria(1427–1496), Habsburg archduke of Austria and ruler of Tirol from 1446 to 1490 4. Elisabeth of Bra...

    1600 to 1700

    1. Johann Paul Schor(1615–1674), artist, known in Rome as "Giovanni Paolo Tedesco" 2. Archduchess Isabella Clara of Austria (1629–1685), by birth Archduchess of Austria as a member of the Tyrolese branch of the House of Habsburg 3. Sigismund Francis, Archduke of Austria (1630–1665), ruler of Further Austriaincluding Tyrol 4. Maria Leopoldine of Austria-Tyrol (1632–1649), by birth Archduchess of Austria and member of the Tyrolese branch of the House of Habsburg and by marriage the second spous...

    1700 to 1850

    1. Josef Ignaz Mildorfer (1719–1775), painter, son of Michael Ignaz Mildorfer 2. Franz Edmund Weirotter(1733–1771), painter, draughtsman and etcher primarily of landscapes and maritime scenes 3. Johann Nepomuk von Laicharting(1754–1797), entomologist and Professor of Natural Science (Naturgeschichte) in Innsbruck 4. Ignaz Anton von Indermauer(1759–1796), nobleman who was murdered in a peasant revolt 5. Josef Speckbacher(1767 - 1820) a leading figure in the rebellion of the Tyrol against Napol...

    Twin towns and sister cities

    1. Freiburg im Breisgau in Baden-Württemberg, Germany (since 1963) 2. Grenoble in Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France (since 1963) 3. Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina (since 1980) 4. Aalborg in Denmark (since 1982) 5. Tbilisi in Georgia (since 1982) 6. Ōmachi in Japan, (since 1985) 7. New Orleans in Louisiana, United States (since 1995)

    Partnerships

    1. Kraków in Lesser Poland Voivodeship, Poland (since 1998)

    Austrian Service Abroad

    The Aus­trian Ser­vice Abroad is a NGO, which pro­vides po­si­tions for an al­ter­na­tive Aus­trian na­tional ser­vice at 85 or­ga­ni­za­tions in 35 coun­tries world­wide in the sec­tors Holo­caust Memo­r­ial Ser­vice, So­cial Ser­vice and Peace Ser­vice. It was founded by An­dreas Mais­linger and An­dreas Hört­naglin 1998 and is based in Inns­bruck.

    • History
    • Geography
    • Government and Politics
    • Culture
    • Economy and Infrastructure
    • Transport
    • Education
    • Organizations
    • Notable Residents
    • International Relations

    The earliest traces suggest initial inhabitation in the early Stone Age. Surviving pre-Roman place names show that the area has been populated continuously. In the 4th century the Romans established the army station Veldidena (the name survives in today's urban district Wilten) at Oenipons (Innsbruck), to protect the economically important commercial road from Verona-Brenner-Augsburg in their province of Raetia. The first mention of Innsbruck dates back to the name Oeni Pontum or Oeni Pons which is Latin for bridge (pons) over the Inn (Oenus), which was an important crossing point over the Inn river. The Counts of Andechs acquired the town in 1180. In 1248 the town passed into the hands of the Counts of Tyrol. The city's arms show a bird's-eye view of the Inn bridge, a design used since 1267. The route over the Brenner Pass was then a major transport and communications link between the north and the south of Europe, and the easiest route across the Alps. It was part of the Via Imper...

    Climate

    Innsbruck has a humid continental climate (Köppen Dfb) using 0 °C (32 °F) isotherm or oceanic climate (Cfb) using the original −3 °C (27 °F) isotherm since it has larger annual temperature differences than most of Central Europe due to its location in the centre of the Continent and its position around mountainous terrains. Winters are often very cold (colder than those of most major European cities) and snowy, although the foehn windsometimes brings pronounced thaws. Spring is brief; days st...

    Boroughs and statistical divisions

    Innsbruck is divided into nine boroughs (cadastral settlements) that were formed from previously independent municipalities or villages. These nine boroughs are further divided into twenty wards (cadastral districts). All wards are within one borough, except for the ward of Hungerburg (Upper Innsbruck), which is divided between two. For statistical purposes, Innsbruck is further divided into forty-two statistical units (Statistischer Bezirk) and 178 numbered blocks (Zählsprengel). The followi...

    Places of interest

    1. Nordkette 2. Patscherkofel 1. Old Inn Bridge (Alte Innbrücke) 2. Ambras Castle 3. Andreas Hofer's tomb 4. St. Anne's Column (Annasäule) 5. Bergisel Ski Jump 6. Büchsenhausen Castle 7. Canisianum 8. Casino 9. City Hall (Stadtsaal) 10. Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) 11. Helbling House (Helblinghaus) 12. Imperial Palace (Hofburg) 13. Hungerburgbahn 14. Leopold Fountain (Leopoldsbrunnen) 15. Maria-Theresien-Straße 16. Maximilian's Cenotaph and the Black Men (Schwarzen Männer) 17. Old Federal Sta...

    The results of the 2018 local electionswere: 1. Austrian Green Party24.16% (left) 2. Freedom Party of Austria18.56% (right) 3. Für Innsbruck 16.15% (conservative) 4. Austrian People's Party12.17% (conservative) 5. Social Democratic Party of Austria10.32% (left) 6. NEOS – The New Austria and Liberal Forum4.73% (center) 7. Bürgerforum Tirol – Liste Fritz (FRITZ) 3.23% 8. Gerechtes Innsbruck (Gerecht) 3.10% 9. Tiroler Seniorenbund – Für Alt und Jung (TSB) 2.72% 10. Alternative Liste Innsbruck (ALI) 2.38%

    Cultural events

    Innsbruck is a very popular tourist destination, organizing the following events every year: 1. Innsbrucker Tanzsommer 2. Bergsilvester (New Year's Eve) 3. Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik (Innsbruck Festival of Early Music) 4. Christkindlmarkt (Christmas fair) In 1971 Author Douglas Adams was inspired to write the internationally successful The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series while lying intoxicated in a field in Innsbruck.

    Sports

    Due to its location between high mountains, Innsbruck serves as an ideal place for skiing in winter, ski-jumping and mountaineering in summer. There are several ski resorts around Innsbruck, with the Nordkette served by a cable car and additional chair lifts further up. Other ski resorts nearby include Axamer Lizum, Muttereralm, Patscherkofel, Igls, Seefeld, Tulfes and StubaiValley. The glaciated terrain in the latter makes skiing possible even in summer months. The Winter Olympic Games were...

    Language

    Innsbruck is part of the Austro-Bavarian region of dialects and, more specifically, Southern Bavarian (Südbairisch).Irina Windhaber, professor for linguistics at the Universität Innsbruck, has observed a trend among young people to choose more often Standard German language structures and pronunciation.

    Innsbruck is a substantial tourist centre, with more than a million overnight stays. In Innsbruck, there are 86,186 employees and about 12,038 employers. 7,598 people are self-employed.Nearly 35,000 people commute every day into Innsbruck from the surrounding communities in the area. The unemployment rate for the year 2012 was 4.2%. The national statistics office, Statistik Austria, does not produce economic data for the City of Innsbruck alone, but on aggregate level with the Innsbruck-Land Districtsummarized as NUTS 3-region Innsbruck. In 2013, GDP per capita in the NUTS 3-region Innsbruck was €41,400 which is around 60% above the EU average. The headquarters of Tiroler Wasserkraft (Tiwag, energy production), Bank für Tirol und Vorarlberg (financial services), Tiroler Versicherung (insurance) and MED-EL (medical devices) are located in Innsbruck. The headquarters of Swarovski(glass), Felder Group (mechanical engineering) and Swarco (traffic technology) are located within 20 km (12...

    Innsbruck is located along the A12/A13 highway corridor (Inn Valley Autobahn and Brenner Autobahn respectively), providing freeway access to Verona, Italy and Munich, Germany. The A12 and A13 converge near Innsbruck, at which point the A13 terminates. Innsbruck Hauptbahnhof, the most important railway station of Innsbruck and Tyrol, is one of the busiest railway stations in Austria. It is served by the Lower Inn Valley line to Germany and eastern Austria, the Arlberg line to the west and the Brenner line, which connects northern Italy with southern Germany via the Brenner pass. Since December 2007 suburban services have been operated as the Innsbruck S-Bahn. Innsbruck Airport is located in the suburb of Kranebitten, which is located in the west of the city. It provides services to airports including Frankfurt, London, Amsterdam and Vienna. It also handles regional flights around the Alps, as well as seasonal flights to other destinations. During the winter, activity increases signif...

    Innsbruck is a university city, with several locally based colleges and universities. Innsbruck is home to the oldest grammar school (Gymnasium) of Western Austria, the "Akademisches Gymnasium Innsbruck". The school was founded in 1562 by the Jesuitorder and was the precursor of the university, founded in 1669. Innsbruck hosts several universities. The most well-known are the University of Innsbruck (Leopold-Franzens-Universität), the Innsbruck Medical University, and the university of applied sciences MCI Management Center Innsbruck.

    The international headquarters of SOS Children's Villages, one of the world's largest charities, is located in Innsbruck.
    The internationally active NGO Austrian Service Abroad was founded in Innsbruck in 1992 by Andreas Maislinger and Andreas Hörtnagl. Its central office is located at Hutterweg, Innsbruck.
    Innsbruck has two universities, the Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck and the Innsbruck Medical University. The Innsbruck Medical University has one of Europe's premier skiinjury clinics.
    The international headquarters of MED-EL, one of the largest producers of cochlear implants, is located in Innsbruck.

    Early times to 1600

    1. Frederick III, Holy Roman Emperor (1415 – 1493), Holy Roman Emperor from 1452 until his death, the first emperor of the House of Habsburg. 2. Margaret of Austria, Electress of Saxony (c. 1416–1486), member of the House of Habsburg, was Electress of Saxony 1431-1464 by her marriage with the Wettin elector Frederick II. She was a sister of Emperor Frederick III. 3. Sigismund, Archduke of Austria(1427–1496), Habsburg archduke of Austria and ruler of Tirol from 1446 to 1490 4. Elisabeth of Bra...

    1600 to 1700

    1. Johann Paul Schor(1615–1674), artist, known in Rome as "Giovanni Paolo Tedesco" 2. Archduchess Isabella Clara of Austria (1629–1685), by birth Archduchess of Austria as a member of the Tyrolese branch of the House of Habsburg 3. Sigismund Francis, Archduke of Austria (1630–1665), ruler of Further Austriaincluding Tyrol 4. Maria Leopoldine of Austria-Tyrol (1632–1649), by birth Archduchess of Austria and member of the Tyrolese branch of the House of Habsburg and by marriage the second spous...

    1700 to 1850

    1. Josef Ignaz Mildorfer(1719–1775), painter of frescoes 2. Franz Edmund Weirotter(1733–1771), painter, draughtsman and etcher primarily of landscapes and maritime scenes 3. Johann Nepomuk von Laicharting(1754–1797), entomologist and Professor of Natural Science (Naturgeschichte) in Innsbruck 4. Ignaz Anton von Indermauer(1759–1796), nobleman who was murdered in a peasant revolt 5. Josef Speckbacher(1767 - 1820) a leading figure in the rebellion of the Tyrol against Napoleon 6. Joseph Hormayr...

    Twin towns and sister cities

    1. Freiburg im Breisgau in Baden-Württemberg, Germany (since 1963) 2. Grenoble in Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France (since 1963) 3. Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina (since 1980) 4. Aalborg in Denmark (since 1982) 5. Tbilisi in Georgia (since 1982) 6. Ōmachi in Japan, (since 1985) 7. New Orleans in Louisiana, United States (since 1995)

    Partnerships

    1. Kraków in Lesser Poland Voivodeship, Poland (since 1998)

    Austrian Service Abroad

    The Austrian Service Abroad is a NGO, which provides positions for an alternative Austrian national service at 85 organizations in 35 countries worldwide in the sectors Holocaust Memorial Service, Social Service and Peace Service. It was founded by Andreas Maislinger and Andreas Hörtnaglin 1998 and is based in Innsbruck.

  3. Margrethe II (Danish: Margrethe 2., pronounced [maˈkʁæːˀtə]; Faroese: Margreta 2.; Greenlandic: Margrethe II; full name: Margrethe Alexandrine Þórhildur Ingrid; born 16 April 1940) is the Queen of Denmark, as well as the supreme authority of the Church of Denmark and Commander-in-Chief of the Danish Defence. Born into the House of Glücksburg, a royal house with origins in Northern ...

  4. Innsbruck (German: [ˈɪnsbʁʊk] ; Austro-Bavarian: Innschbruck [ˈɪnʃprʊk]) is the capital of Tyrol and fifth-largest city in Austria. On the River Inn, at its junction with the Wipp Valley, which provides access to the Brenner Pass 30 km (18.6 mi) to the south, it had a population of 132,493 in 2018.

  5. Margaret had opposed the war, but was still named in the royal will as regent for the infant king, James V, for as long as she remained a widow. A woman was rarely welcome in a position of supreme power, and Margaret was the sister of an enemy king, which served to compound her problems, but she acted with diplomacy and managed to reconcile the ...

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