Best Season to Travel
Bergisel (Photo Courtesy: Veit Mueller)
Rising above Innsbruck like a celestial staircase, this glass-and-steel ski jump was designed by Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid. From May to July, fans pour in in to see participants train for the World Cup Four Hills Tournament in January. It's 455 steps or a two-minute funicular ride to the 50m-high viewing platform. Here, the panorama of the Nordkette range, Inntal and Innsbruck is breathtaking, though the cemetery at the bottom has undoubtedly made a few ski jumping pros quiver in their boots.
Innsbruck (3 Kms)