ESA Social Theory Conference, Innsbruck, September 11-13, 2008
a ‘regional music festival with a difference’, a children’s event ‘Klangspuren on bare feet’ – and many more things in the context of experiencing music and sounds. Information: Klangspuren Schwaz, tel.+43-5242-73582, info(at)klangspuren.at, www.klangspuren.at & Tourist Information!
At a Glance
Innsbruck is the capital of the Austrian Tyrol province – approx. 135,000 inhabitants – located at 575 m above sea level – rivers: Inn and Sill – situated at the foot of Patscherkofel (2,247 m) and Nordkette (2,334 m) campus spreads all over town.
During term 23,700 students in Innsbruck in 1964 and 1976 Olympic winter games venue of live
Focus on tourism:
Eating and Drinking:
the ‘Innsbruck Tourismus’ tourist association represents Innsbruck as well as 25 holiday villages in the town’s vicinity – approx. 2.2 million annual overnight stays – in Innsbruck alone approx. 5 million guests, incl. day visitors – summer and winter tourism, with a slight advantage on summer tourism great gastronomical variety, rang- ing from gourmet restaurants (3 award-winning restaurants) to the ‘Tiroler Wirtshaus’ inns – offering
(dumplings, noodles, ‘Krapfen’, lamb, beef,
dishes), - cafes and pastry shops with gateaus, cakes and coffee specialties – clubs and bars to go out in the evening, meet locals, sample wines, ..
Sports & leisure: multitude of summer sports (hiking, climbing, Nordic walking, running,
swimming lakes) and winter sports ( d o w n h i l l a n d N o r d i c s k i i n g , g l a c i e r
snowboarding, snowshoeing, tobog- ganing, ice sports etc.) – guided hikes with ASI (Alpinschule Innsbruck) – 9 skiing and hiking areas serviced by chairlifts and cable-cars – free transport for skiers and hikers alike – free summer and winter activity programme for ALL guests of Innsbruck and its 25 holiday villages
Advent and Christmas customs such as Christmas Market, Nativity exhibitions, St. Nicholas
carnival folklore and Easter tombs; in autumn: cattle proces- sions and thanksgiving festivities.
sance ‘Chamber of Art Curiosities’, Imperial Palace
British-Iraqi Hadid, etc.
Easter Festival –
Modern architecture: A dialogue between urban design and natural landscape.
Around the turn of the millennium, Innsbruck experienced a veritable boom in high-quality archi- tectural design, finding its expression in administrative buildings, sports venues, shopping