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Surrounded by the Alps, Innsbruck is a popular site for winter sports. Skiing is not the only thing to do here, however; this large city with a small-town feel has many interesting things to do and places to go. Innsbruck has been an important political centre for centuries, leaving behind an important historical legacy.
The public transport system Innsbrucker Verkehrsbetriebe (IVB) includes buses and tram lines granting easy transport for anyone without a car. The fare costs less than EUR 2, but it might be more practical to get a 24-hour ticket for EUR 4,40. We recommend you pay attention to the destination displays and announcements, though the city's website has a useful tool that allows you to map out your best route. Walking is probably the best way to know and truly enjoy the Old Town, since most of its major landmarks are within reasonable distances.
Because of its altitude and distance from the sea, the city has a continental climate. Winter is cold and snowy, with an average temperature of -1,5°C (29,5°F). Therefore, between December and April, lots of people visit to practice their winter sports. July has the most rain of any month, but summer is generally warm during the day with an average temperature of 18,6°C (65,5°F). While few tourists visit Innsbruck in autumn, it is beautiful with the leaves changing colour.