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As well as offering access to some great ski resorts in the Tirol, Innsbruck also offers a variety of apres ski opportunities in its hip bars and restaurants, with everything from steakhouses to vegan burger joints

PHOTO: Innsbruck Tourismus / Tom Bause

In the last two months of the season, the Seegrube, on Innsbruck’s local mountain, the Nordkette, continues to offer skiers and snowboarders some great opportunities above the capital of the Alps.

As the springtime sun slowly sinks behind the peak known as the Vordere Brandjochspitze, the highest in the area of the Nordkette, visitors can head down to Innsbruck itself, directly into the urban ambience of the city still in their mountain gear.

Those who have enjoyed a day on the slopes of Kühtai, Innsbruck’s local ski resort located at over 2,000 metres above sea level, can also hop on a bus for Innsbruck’s old town after a day’s skiing and snowboarding.

As early summer arrives in the city, skiers and snowboarders can enjoy the sunshine, sitting on the terrace outside the Café Bar Hungerburg, from where the Hungerburg funicular takes visitors down the last stretch to Innsbruck.

From here it’s just a few steps to the funicular and the trip back to the city and, once you arrive at the bottom station by the Congress, the old town with its numerous cafés, restaurants and beer gardens is not far away.

Here are a few recommendations for a spot of apres ski after a day on the slopes:

PHOTO: Innsbruck Tourismus / Klaus Polzer


  • Cloud 9: The best view of the city can be had as you sip a drink in the Cloud 9 igloo bar on the Seegrube. The sun loungers make an ideal place to relax.
  • Café Bar Hungerburg: Bistro, café and bar: the Café Bar Hungerburg is located right by the bottom station of the Nordkettenbahn funicular, serving snacks and cakes to winter sports enthusiasts.
  • Glorious Bastards / Glorious Butcher – The Little Bastard: Burgers, pizzas and dry-aged steak are all on the menu at the Glorious Bastards restaurant together with a wide range of craft beers and sparkling aperitifs. New: the Glorious Butcher, the restaurant chain’s first Little Bastard is located directly on the market square in Innsbruck’s old town, it serves burgers, fries, salads, beer and more – all with the same passion as the big Glorious Bastard.
  • Marktbar am Inn: The Marktbar is Innsbruck’s meeting place for sun lovers, serving homemade cakes as well as seasonal and regional dishes. Located right on the river, not far from the market hall, it offers views of the Nordkette.
  • the naked indigo: The countless inspirations and taste experiences gathered by the two owners on their travels around the world come together in the naked indigo. Sample tasty vegan and vegetarian bowls, soups, hot pods, salads and porridge variations, enhanced by fiery spices and exotic flavours.
  • John Montagu: This sandwich bistro also stages exhibitions? Guests have a choice of visiting the café on the upper floor or the bar in the basement.
  • Kater Noster: There is a café during the day, serving a variety of waffles, cakes and desserts, and in the evening it turns into a bar with a fine selection of beers, long drinks and cocktails.
  • Machete – Burrito Kartell: The Machete – Burrito Kartell offers Tyrolean burritos and tacos made from regional ingredients. There’s also craft beers, lemonades and long drinks.
  • Moustache Café Bar: The Moustache Café Bar is a popular Innsbruck hangout located just a short way from the Congress station. Here you can enjoy small snacks and play table football while still wearing your ski and snowboard gear, and savour a selection from the extensive drinks menu.
  • Stiftskeller: Tyrolean specialities meet Bavarian beer – the Stiftskeller is located in the middle of the old town, within walking distance of the Congress station. An attractive choice for winter sports enthusiasts to enjoy springtime in the beer garden.
  • Treibhaus: A café, bar and cultural centre. The Treibhaus is just a few minutes on foot from the Congress and offers snacks and meals as well as a wide selection of drinks. It is also the venue for concerts, readings and theatre performances.

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