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Introduction

Imst, Austria

Imst, Austria

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Imst is a town in the middle of the Austrian Alps. It lies on the crossroad of the Inntal, the Gurgltal and the Pitztal.

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Sights and Activities

Hiking & Alpine Coaster

In Hochimst, you can take the lift that will take you up the mountain. From here you can take of for a walk through the mountains. A good goal could be the Muttekopfhütte. The climb over the Drischlstieg is a demanding one, but there is also an easier approach to the hut. For people that don't want to walk that far the Latschenhütte is easier to reach.

From the station of the lift, there is however also a fast way back down to Hochimst, and that is with the Alpine Coaster. This a track laid out, as a rollercoaster that leads through the woods for 3.5 kilometres. You can control your own cart, making it go as fast as you like.

Rosengartenschlucht

Imst, Rosengartenschlucht

Imst, Rosengartenschlucht

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The Rosengartenschlucht is a canyon, which you can climb from Imst to Hochimst. The whole walk takes about half an hour.

Gletscherbahn

In the Pitztal, just south of Imst you can take a ride with the Pitztaler Gletscherbahn, the cable car will take you to the highest skiing pistes in Austria. The Gletscherbahn is also opened in summer.

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Getting There

By Plane

Imst is about 55 kilometres west of Innsbruck which has an airport. It has direct flights from Vienna, London and Frankfurt. The airport is also used by chartercompanies, mainly in winter.

By Train

From Innsbruck, Imst can be reached by train. The town lies on the Arlbergbahn, which connects Bludenz in Vorarlberg, with Innsbruck, leading over the Arlberg at 1,310 metres above sea level. Check the website of ÖBB (Österreiche Bundesbahn) for more information and timetables.

By Car

Imst lies on the A12 Autobahn, that comes from Bregenz, and leads to Innsbruck, and the German Border at Kufstein. From the north you can reach Imst by following the A7 autobahn in Germany, which ends at the German-Austrian border, near Füssen, from there you follow the B179, which will lead you over the Fernpass. In Nassereith the B179 ends, and you can take the B189 to Imst.

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Getting Around

Muttekopf, Imst

Muttekopf, Imst

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Sleep

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Keep Connected

Internet

Internet cafes are common in bigger cities. Hotels in cities do normally have internet terminals, more expensive hotels provide internet access directly in the rooms. There are many free WiFi Hotspots and quite a few restaurants, cafes and other places offers free wifie. McDonald's has free Wifi, as does Starbucks. Note that some places might charge a fee or includes just limited amounts of time. Be sure that your smartphone is not roaming data, as this will mean a huge bill, especially if you are from outside the EU.

Phone

See also International Telephone Calls

The general emergency number is 112.The country calling code to Austria is: 43. To make an international call from Austria, the code is: 00.

Austria has a perfect GSM and 3G (UMTS) network coverage of nearly 100%. If you bring your own cell phone with you assure yourself that it operates on 900 MHz / 1800 MHz (GSM) or 2100Mhz (3G WCDMA). There are cell phones that operate at 1900 MHz (e.g. networks in the United States) which are not supported in Austria. If you plan a longer visit in Austria it might be useful to buy a new mobile with a prepaid card from a local cell phone network provider. Be aware that some remote areas (especially mountainous areas) do not have network coverage yet, though this rather the exception than the rule.Austria has a large number of cell network providers including A1, T-Mobile, Drei, Telering, Bob, Hot and Yesss. Bob, and Yesss have the lowest prices. Prepaid card costs €15 including 100 minutes talking time.

Post

For more information, it is best to check the Austrian Postal Service. They have more information about posting letters, postcards and packages to places both in Austria and to other countries in Europe and intercontinental destinations. The standard price for sending domestic letters/postcards is €0.55. Within Europe the price is €0.65, other places in the world are €0.90 to €1.40 for standard letters and postcards. Post offices typically are open between 8:00am and 6:00pm Monday to Friday, though the main ones are sometimes open a few hours longer and on Saturdays (sometimes only mornings) as well. If you want to send parcels internationally, you might consider using an international company like DHL, TNT, UPS or FedEx, as they offer fast and reliable services at relatively affordable rates.

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