July 19, 2024

Love is in the Alps: Why Innsbruck is your perfect romantic getaway for Valentine’s

Middle Aged Couple On Ski Holiday In Mountains

Loved ones can reach new heights with an exciting break to the picture-perfect Capital of the Alps, to mark Valentine’s Day in style.

Set against snow-capped mountains, Innsbruck provides the perfect destination for couples to experience an unforgettable Valentine’s celebration, blending an urban city break with romantic winter-themed activities.

Here are 5 recommendations for the perfect alpine-getaway:

Chillout like celebrities at the Iglu-Dorf

Iglu Dorf –© igludorf

Fans of the show ‘Married at First Sight’ may recognise this romantic location, as recent contestants Rosaline Darlington and Thomas Kriaras spent their luxury honeymoon at ‘Iglu-Dorf’, the stylish igloo hotel with a restaurant, bar and sauna, surrounded by art pieces created out of snow and ice.


Couple of Thrill-Seekers

Skiing in Kuehtai © Innsbruck Tourismus – Christian Vorhofer

Thrill seeking couples may find nothing more romantic than being at the top of a mountain with skis or a snowboard. Innsbruck boasts 13 different ski resorts, all linked-up by free public transport through one ticket, with the Ski plus CITY pass Stubai Innsbruck. You can have the day on the slopes followed by a romantic dinner in the centre for the evening.

More information on the Ski plus CITY pass Stubai Innsbruck can be found here: https://www.ski-plus-city.com/en/


Take time to switch off and relax

Innsbruck offers some of the best wellness spas and hotels in the region, often featuring saunas, pools and a range of treatments that let couples enjoy their romantic time together.

Biohotel – © Biohotel Holzleiten

Enhance your well-being experience with a visit to the Bio Wellness Hotel Holzleiten or the Alpenresort Schwarz, both offering relaxing activities including yoga, panoramic heated pools and a range of treatments.

Mieming_Alpenresort_Schwarz – © Alpenresort Schwarz

For more information see https://www.innsbruck.info/en/relax.html


Panoramic views

Nordkette_Brunch_34 – @nordkettenbahnen

There aren’t many places in the world where you can be in the centre of the city to the top of the mountains in 20 minutes. You can experience panoramic views of Innsbruck by taking the Nordkettenbahnen funicular and cable cars up to the Seegrube, at an altitude of almost 2,000 metres. Couples may even want to have a Valentine’s Day brunch on the Seegrube, with the backdrop of stunning snow-capped mountains.

Brunch starts from €35 and can be booked here: nordkette.com


Hand-in-hand through snowy landscapes

Enjoy a romantic hike with beautiful mountain scenery, all whilst enjoying fresh alpine air. Innsbruck has 67 kilometres of signposted winter trails ranging in difficulty to suit everyone’s ability, whether you’re wanting a slow-paced walk or a challenging hike, there is something for everyone.

Winter hiking © Innsbruck Tourismus – Erwin Haiden

Innsbruck Tourism’s Marketing Manager, Colette Verra, said: “Whether you’re wanting a leisurely city break to enjoy with your partner or a thrill seeking, Valentine’s escape, Innsbruck offers the best of both worlds.

“Thanks to the Welcome Card and Ski plus CITY pass Stubai Innsbruck, Innsbruck is extremely connected for whatever the heart desires.

“With its distinctive blend of urban and imperial attractions, coupled with world-class winter sports offerings, Innsbruck has all the ingredients for the perfect Valentine’s getaway.”

Getting There

Direct flights to Innsbruck are available from major airports across the UK, including Gatwick, Heathrow and Luton, as well as Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Manchester and Stansted.

Innsbruck Tourism’s Welcome Card, provided with a stay of at least two nights at selected partner hotels and accommodation, includes free public transport in the region, guided winter hikes and discounts on cultural highlights.