Love is in the Alps: Could Innsbruck be your perfect romantic getaway for Valentine’s?
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 can provide 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 reasons why Innsbruck is a top choice for the perfect alpine getaway:
Chill out like celebrities at the Iglu-Dorf.
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.
It’s fit for a couple of thrill-seekers.
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.
There’s 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. 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.
Enjoy brunch with panoramic views.
There aren’t many places in the world where you can be in the city centre 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 can have a Valentine’s Day brunch on the Seegrube, with the backdrop of stunning snow-capped mountains. Brunch starts from €35.
Walk hand-in-hand through snowy landscapes.
Enjoy a romantic hike with beautiful mountain scenery whilst enjoying fresh alpine air. Innsbruck has 67 kilometres of signposted winter trails ranging in difficulty to suit everyone’s ability – whether you want a slow-paced walk or a challenging hike, there is something for everyone.
According to Innsbruck Tourism’s Marketing Manager, Colette Verra, “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.”
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.