Innsbruck is the largest town and capital of the state of Tirol in western Austria. Located in the heart of the Tirolean Alps, the town sits serenely in the Inn Valley and is surrounded by dramatic peaks.

A quaint street in Innsbruck with the mighty snowcapped peaks of the Tirolean Alps as a backdrop.

I knew that flying into Innsbruck would be spectacular if the weather was good and I hit the jackpot on a flight there! The plane window views of Innsbruck and the Inn Valley during the approach into Innsbruck were simply breathtaking! As the plane descended into Innsbruck, we flew past the German town of Garmisch and over the jagged peaks of the Alps. The awe-inspiring peaks contrasted sharply with the lush green valleys far below. The plane flew in an ‘S’ curve, following the curves of the Inn Valley, providing us with stunning views of the patchwork of fields in the shadow of the mountains. Take a look:

We passed several towns in Germany before entering Austrian airspace
Formidable mountains and gorgeous valleys
The verdant valleys of the Alps
Stunning Alpine scenery from the air
The Inn Valley and Innsbruck in the back (behind the runway)

Innsbruck is one of the most spectacular airports to fly into so I highly recommend booking a window seat if you’re flying there. It doesn’t matter which side of the plane you choose – both sides promise stunning views of the mountains!

See what it looks like to fly into/out of Innsbruck in winter!


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