Congress and Messe Innsbruck stand out by virtue of their incomparable location in the heart of the Alps, in the immediate vicinity of the completely intact Gothic Innsbruck Old Town, by the banks of the River Inn.
There are probably few such beautiful locations for a convention and events centers, far removed from all the hectic hustle and bustle and set against an incomparable natural backdrop.
Innsbruck is a city which has hosted the Olympics three times, it is set against the splendid backdrop of the Alps and is a major center of tourism, sport and higher education. The enthusiasm of convention and trade fair visitors for the city can be seen again and again.
Everything began with the Dogana in the Middle Ages. It was at first the largest theater auditorium in Europe, then a riding school and the model for the construction of the Spanish Riding School in Vienna.
But its function as the centerpiece of Congress Innsbruck was established more than 100 years before the congress building was opened when, in 1869 in the Dogana, the first meeting in Tyrol, the General Meeting of the Catholic Associations of Austria, was held.
The first Tyrolean congress and events center was opened in 1973 after fierce resistance. The building was extended by 45% with the reconstruction in 1995. In the 21st century Congress Innsbruck has acquired a new main entrance and various rooms & foyer areas have also received a makeover. Ongoing investment, with due account taken of its historic significance, contributes to the building’s continuous modernization.
Congress Innsbruck is situated right in the center of the city, making it possible for visitors to events to enjoy a car-free stay.
The favorable location of Innsbruck (north-south axis) makes it possible for you to get here easily by train. Innsbruck has excellent Intercity and Eurocity connections with the cities of Zurich, Vienna, Munich and Bolzano. www.oebb.at
Bus service H and The Sightseer stop directly outside the Congress Innsbruck entrance on Rennweg.
Innsbruck Airport is located in the west of the city, approximately 4 km / 2.5 miles from the centre. All year round, this international airport offers good connections to travel hubs like Amsterdam, Frankfurt, London or Vienna, where you can fly to destinations worldwide. In addition, there are numerous seasonal flights. You will find the current flight schedule and further information at www.innsbruck-airport.com.
Unique decorations can be found in its interior to this day. They are the work of leading Czech and Slovak artists and craftsmen. The quality of the processing and design of its decorative features and lighting fixtures is pleasantly surprising.