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Located on the edge of the Altstadt (Old Town) Inssbruck, the function of Hofgarten is like Oasis in the heart city of Innsburck. For the last 200 years, this place is perfect choice for locals and visitors to looking for a mild place to relax or picnic. The garden is covered an area of 10 hectares (25 acres) and border with the imperial Hofburg and situated near the Nordkettenbahnen valley station. Hofgarten has been around since the 15th century. In that era the park is only reserved for imperial officials, princes and court members. As time goes by, you can explore history of the park and see the stunning landscapes of mountains, flowerbeds and rolling green lawns with the pathways. The things to do at the gazebo is you can play an open chess or enjoy the atmosphere by listen to music. Visit the palm house that keeps rare exotic plants in a tropical climate all year round. Chitchat with your friend while seeing the ducks and sveral species of Alpine birds in the benches around the peaceful ponds. In the restaurant in the garden you can try traditional Tyrolean dishes at day and at night it becomes a nightclub where the visitors party until the early morning hours. The things to do if you are visit during May to September you should see concert at the Music Pavilion. The entrance fee is free if you want to plan your tour here and its open all year round start at 6.00 am and for closing time depends on the season.
Hofgarten Visit and Tours
Walk to the the pavilion in the garden and you will find the giant chees on either side of the pavilion. The things to do at the garden is invite your friend to play the chess or you can watch the other players. You can feel the experience of playing chess for hours. Many visitors don't play chess but they want to watch because it's interesting and you can cheering for the player.
In the palm house, the gardeners cultivate around 1700 different species of plant. It can be visited mostly during working days and this may also visited on weekend during the temporary art and sclupture exhibition in the summer. The palm house is open on Monday to Friday and you don't need to buy the tickets except during the special exhbitions you need to get tickets to see its. See the collections from three different climate zones in this house.
Take a little rest and enjoy stunning landscapes of the garden in the Hofgarten Café & Restaurant. They served traditional cuisine of Tyrolean at day and the other international cuisine is also you can find here. If you want to stay at the garden until night this place is perfect for you, the things to do at here if you are stay until night is you can join the party and meet with your friends. This place is open from Tuesday to Sundat start at 12.00 am to 4.00 am. For reservation or information you can visit the website.
How to Get Tickets?
You don't need to purchase tickets to visit Hofgarten, because it's free. Besides if they held the special exhibition and you want to visit the palm house, you need to get the ticket first. The things to do to get the tickets is you can book the tickets via website or calling, to make sure that you don't run out of tickets.
How To Get Around?
You can go around the garden on foot. It will be enjoyable for you to walk through the green pathways and visit some interesting part of the garden.
What Should I Wear?
Wear the clothes that will make you comfortable to go around the garden. Consider the season, use clothes that will make you warm if it's cold.
Best Time to Visit
If you are planning to visit Hofgarten, I suggest you to visit during the summer. The things to do at summer season is you can see the special exhibition and the plant surrounding the garden will be more coloful.
Will I Need a Guide?
No, it will be easy to reach the garden and go around. The things to do is you only need to find a map to get there and use public transportation to take you to your destination.
How To Get There?
If you don't want to drive your car to Innsburck, you can use some transportations to take you get there such as train and bus. Innsbruck is the hub of an extensive regional bus and train network that connecting surrounding villages and regions. You can get the tickets from the driver, it will better to purchase the tickets from ticket machines because the price is cheaper.
Check the Hofgarten calendar first before you plan your tour, because they usually held special event seasonally.