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Innsbruck – Host City of several World Championships

The Host City Innsbruck has a long and proud history of hosting top sporting events. It has welcomed the Winter Olympics on two occasions, in 1964 and 1976, and attracted numerous other world-class events in the decades since then. Surrounded by the Alps, the city offers a unique combination of urban lifestyle and alpine landscape which has always proven hugely popular with both competitors and spectators alike. From city walks in front of a majestic alpine backdrop to mountain hikes high above the rooftops of the regional capital, Innsbruck is a picture postcard destination for major sporting events. In 2018 Innsbruck hosted the UCI Road World Championships Innsbruck-Tirol as well as the IFSC Climbing World Championships. Apart from the ski jumping competitions of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in 2019 that are taking place at Bergisel ski jumping stadium, again the world’s most spectacular mountain bike gravity festival Crankworx will take place in Innsbruck. One of the most attractive elements is the harmony of contrasts Innsbruck offers its visitors: urban flair and cultural highlights fuse with alpine nature and imposing mountains. From the heart of the city it takes just 20 minutes to travel up to 2,000 metres above sea level using the funicular railway and cable car.

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