Innsbruck likes to market itself as an ‘alpine-urban’ city and the summer events in the city are a good mixture between active and cultural (and sometimes both together!)…
Sporting Events in Innsbruck
Unsurprisingly, given the mountain backdrop to the city, climbing and mountain bike events feature prominently in the sporting calendar for the capital of the Tyrol.
Golden Roof Challenge
Event date: 11.06.2022
The Golden Roof Challenge is an athletics event held in the centre of Innsbruck’s old town which is part of the Golden Fly series. It features long jump and pole vault competitors on a site specially created in the Maria-Theresien-Strasse in the pedestrian zone of Innsbruck city centre.
FISU Sport Climbing University World Championships
Event dates: 13.06.2022 – 17.06.2022
This prestigious world championship event is being held for the third time after previous events in Shanghai and Bratislava. Organisers are expecting close to 250 entrants competing in lead, speed and bouldering categories. Competitions will take place at the Kletterzentrum Innsbruck (the Innsbruck Climbing Centre), the impressive training complex built near the river Inn in 2017.
Event dates: 15.06.2022 – 19.06.2022
Crankworx Innsbruck is a festival of extreme mountain biking held at the Bikepark Innsbruck in the village of Mutters around eight kilometres west of Innsbruck. It is the only European stop on the Crankworx World Tour and features slopestyle events along with downhill, dual slalom and pumptrack challenge.
IFSC Climbing World Cup and European Cup
Event dates: 21.06.2022 – 26.06.2022
The university sport climbing world championships are followed closely by this event at the Kletterzentrum Innsbruck, with five days covering three World Cups (in lead, boulder and paraclimbing disciplines) and one European Cup (in speed climbing).
Red Bull 400
Event date: 27.08.2022
The Red Bull-sponsored and organised event comes to Innsbruck for the first time and involves the renowned Innsbruck ski jump visible on the Bergisel hill just outside the city centre. Athletes take part in a 400-metre run with a difference: the trail leads straight up the landing area and then the ski jump itself.
Cultural Events in Innsbruck
Like most cities, Innsbruck has plenty of more ‘traditional’ cultural events, such as the Festival of Early Music or the Promenade Concerts. Here are a few more ‘alternative’ selections for the summer months…
Innsbruck International Film Festival
24.05.2022 – 29.05.2022
The International Film Festival in Innsbruck exists to ‘show films from regions and on topics that are underrepresented in global cinema networks’. The documentaries and features from around the world are shown mostly in the two ‘alternative’ cinemas in Innsbruck: the Leokino and the Cinematograph.
Klassik am Berg
Event date: 25.06.2022
Klassik am Berg is a classical music concert held on the Patscherkofel mountain above Innsbruck as the sun sets over the city. The InnStrumenti Ensemble take chamber music out of the recital hall and up into the mountains of the Tyrol.
New Orleans Festival
Event dates: 21.07.2022 – 24.07.2022
The New Orleans Festival on the banks of the river Inn near the Markthalle is a regular and popular fixture in the city’s summer events calendar. The programme of concerts actually starts a little earlier in the month in various locations, but the four-day finale is the highlight of the festival.
Krapoldi im Park
Event dates: 30.08.2022 – 04.09.2022
Krapoldi im Park is an alternative circus event which centres on the Rapoldipark in the Pradl area of Innsbruck. The performances by clowns, acrobats and street theatre artists include parades and performances at a circus tent in the park.
As well as sporting and cultural events, there are plenty of other things to do in Innsbruck…