AFS 2024: Innsbruck

About Innsbruck

Innsbruck is the capital of Tyrol and the fifth-largest city in Austria with a population of approximately 130,000 inhabitants. It is home to one of Europe’s most delightful historic old town centers and famous for its breathtaking proximity to the mountains. Surrounded by snow-capped peaks and lush green valleys, Innsbruck offers an unparalleled summer mountain experience. With an extensive network of hiking and biking trails, conference participants can explore the alpine landscapes, ascending to panoramic viewpoints that showcase the region's natural beauty.


Getting to Innsbruck

Compared to other alpine regions, Innsbruck is easy to reach.

By air: Innsbruck’s Kranebitten Airport (INN) is a small airport that offers several direct flight connections to Frankfurt, Vienna, London, or Amsterdam.

By train: Innsbruck is directly connected to main European cities (such as, Munich, Vienna, Zurich, or Verona) by train.  Note that there is also a direct 5:30 hours train connection from Bratislava (host of the 2024 EFA meeting) to Innsbruck.

By car: Innsbruck is right next to the east-west Austrian highway connecting Zurich with Vienna. It is also directly connected to the north-south highway connection linking Germany with Italy.


The Nordkette, often referred as the Jewel of the Alps, is a stunning mountain range located just in the north of Innsbruck. It is part of the larger Karwendel Nature Park and serves as an iconic natural landmark that defines the city's northern skyline. It is easily accessible via Innsbruck city center by the “Hungerburgbahn” and offers the opportunity to experience breathtaking hikes and other outdoor activities. 

Conference Hotel

The stylish 4-star Hotel Innsbruck enjoys an excellent location in downtown Innsbruck. It sits on the banks of the River Inn, right in the heart from the old town. The hotel offers an indoor pool plus two spa areas with a panoramic windows, a bio sauna, and a Finish sauna. Other facilities offered by the hotel include a lobby bar and underground parking (reservation required).

Accommodation for all conference participants is reserved at the Hotel Innsbruck for a reduced fee of 179 EUR per night. Please directly book with the code: AFS-2024 at the Hotel Innsbruck. All participants are expected to stay for the entire conference.

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