The Bergisel Ski Jump in Innsbruck is a huge visitor highlight. With over 28,000 spectator seats, the arena is the most modern skiing facility in the world and one of four venues for the Four Hills Tournament. There are 13 panels in the stadium that inform you about the ski jump and its history as well as about ski jumping.
Innsbruck`s landmark has become both a sport and tourist attraction. The entire facility, including the cable car, tower lift and panorama café on the ski jumping tower, is open to the public every day. As part of a special guided tour, professionally and secured with a harness, you even have the opportunity to sit in the middle of the inrun track.
You can buy your ticket to the sports stadium directly at the entrance. Afterwards, you can take a walk on your own around the extensive grounds to the display boards. An inclined elevator takes visitors up to the tower at around 250 meters in just 2 minutes. Once at the top, you'll find a panoramic restaurant as well as a viewing platform with 360-degree panoramic views.
After several reconstructions, the ski jump was built by the Austrian Ski Association in 2001. It was designed according to the ideas of star architect Zaha Hadid. With the inrun track as a bridge structure, the tower as a high-rise structure and the tower head as a steel structure, the Bergisel is considered an architectural masterpiece.
How to get there
The Bergiselschanze is not far from Innsbruck city center. You can reach it quickly by public transport (tram line 1), on foot (about 25 minutes) or with the sightseeing bus in just a few minutes.
By car you can reach the Bergisler jump via the highway exit Innsbruck Süd in only 1.8 km or from the city center towards Brenner. You can use the parking lot at the Kaiserjägermuseum. The stadium is about a 5-minute walk from the paid car park.