Living in Innsbruck
On these pages we compiled some practical basic information for living in Innsbruck, for now sub-divided into the following categories:
There is a large variety of options available in Innsbruck catering to every gusto and pocket: You will be easily able to find choices for a short stay (hotels, hostels, private accomodation) as well as long term-housing (university housing, shared apartments, private renting). Be prepared for prices varying substantially according to location (district) and season (peak vs. off).
Public transport in Innsbruck is (especially in comparison to most other large cities worldwide) well developed and efficient: You are able to reach virtually every point of town by tram, bus or cable railway within a unified public transport network. There is a flat fee for single rides (which however is fairly high), with a bunch of more economic options for longer-term tickets (3 days to 1 year).
One of the best ways to become acquainted with the city, the language and the mentality of the people living here is to indulge in local media! Check out the channels ORF1 and ORF2 brought to you by the Austrian state-owned broadcasting corporation or listen to one of the radio stations. With a large variety of local papers Austria has one of the highest printmedia density worldwide.
Want some practical information for your communication needs in or from or to Innsbruck? Grab a mobile phone (either with prepaid sim card or fixed contract) for independent local communication or use a long distance calling card for overseas communication... Did you know that virtually all student residences and many privately rented apartments in Innsbruck are equipped with broadband internet and that furthermore many areas in Innsbruck offer free WLAN?
Got some urgent need for an emergency number or just miss this small piece of information that could be provided by one of the various servicelines in Innsbruck? Our listing includes everything you might need - from Police, Ambulance and Fire Brigade numbers to Lost Property Service Hotline, Airport- and Train-Info and numbers for ordering a Cab.
This category features useful miscellaneous info like opening hours, waste separation in Innsbruck or contact details for embassies in Innsbruck.
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