Connecting worlds – at Grand Hotel Europa in Innsbruck, modern Italian design and pleasant Tyrolean cosiness meet at the interface of cultures between Munich, Milan, Zurich and Vienna. Innsbruck’s only 5-star hotel unites history and future as the first address during the Olympic Winter Games in 1964 and 1976, numerous events and conventions, and in the recent past also as official “headquarters” hotel of the UEFA EURO 2008. During the Youth Olympic Games 2012 the Grand Hotel Europa had the opportunity to welcome Prince Albert II of Monaco.
The central city location makes it an ideal starting point for discovering the unique Tyrolean mountain world and culture.
Thanks to the new “Hungerburg & Nordkettenbahn” (cable railway) starting directly from the Innsbruck city centre, mountain peaks of over 2,000 metres above sea level and impressive scenic panoramas can be individually experienced after a 20-minute cable car trip. The surrounding hiking and ski areas as well as the nearby Stubai Glacier offer the fascinating contrast to the urban flair of the Inn River Valley. Several golf courses with easy accessibility – such as Igls, Rinn, Mieming or Seefeld – invite guests to tee-off in splendid alpine nature.
Combine internationally renowned events such as the “Innsbruck Dance Summer” or the “Old Music Festival” with a visit to the attractive sights in the immediate vicinity or region. World-famous Neuschwanstein Castle, the Mediterranean Lake Garda or an excursion to St. Moritz in Switzerland – Grand Hotel Europa looks forward to being your start and finish address on your journey through the Alps!
One of the 105 comfortably arranged rooms or the 7 studios and suites will be your personal home in Innsbruck during the time of your stay at Grand Hotel Europa. Whether modern Italian design, homey Tyrolean atmosphere or a classic room arrangement: we will absolutely find the suitable environment for your taste!
All of the 105 guest rooms have received a modern face-lifting in the course of the renovation in 2009-2010. The 2 different design directions define the exclusive character of our establishment. All tastefully arranged rooms together feature appropriate furnishings like an air conditioning system, a laptop safe and a tea and coffee making facility, which will become a “home away from home” as a result of attentive service.
The multiple award-winning gourmet cuisine provides superlative culinary variety with seasonal dishes. The restaurant constructed in Tyrolean style is divided into various “Stuben” (parlours). Whether the Alte Stube with 200 year old wooden panelling and ornaments, the modern Max-Weiler Stube, the Philippine Welser Stube or the Andreas Hofer Stube: all collectively radiate the typical Tyrolean charm and a homey atmosphere. The Grand Hotel Europa possesses with the in-house Europa Stüberl a top-class restaurant, which is known far beyond the borders of the Tyrolean provincial capital Innsbruck. The multiply award-winning cuisine spearheaded by Chef Roland Geisberger provides a change and superlative culinary variety. The two entrances – through the hotel lobby and externally via Brixner Stra?e – invite hotel guests as well as gourmets from near and far to indulge in regional delicacies and international creations daily between 11.30 – 14.00 and 18.30 – 22.00. The wine list convinces with its emphasis on first-class Austrian wines, and at the same time makes international vintners sit up and take notice with noble drops.
The Europa Stüberl constructed in Tyrolean style is in turn divided into five different parlours. The Alte Stube with space for up to 16 people stems from an over 200 year old South Tyrolean farmer’s parlour with wooden panelling and ornaments, which was stripped and reinstalled in original style in 1989. The modern Weinstube provides the largest space offer with 50 seating possibilities. A wine cabinet reinstalled in May 2008 represents the visual attraction of the parlour, which is decorated with light wood. Up to 35 people can be accommodated for all festivities at eight tables in the friendly Andreas Hofer Stube.
By way of only a few steps one enters the Hubertus Stube, which is distinguished through its special Tyrolean cosiness. Furnished with a tiled stove and original ceiling ornaments from a South Tyrolean guesthouse, this parlour welcomes up to 20 people to stay a while in a comfortable atmosphere. The Philippine Welser Stube completes the Europa Stüberl. In the course of the last renovations in May 2008 it was decorated for 16 people with new ornate murals.