The city of Innsbruck stands in the mountainous west of Austria. It is the capital of the province of Tyrol and forms part of an important north-south route through the Alps, from Munich to Verona, via the Brenner Pass. If you hire a car in Innsbruck you’ll find that just four miles south is the Patscherkofel ski resort; the Glungezer ski area is 14 miles south. Other local highlights include the heart-shaped Herzsee Lake, the awe-inspiring Arnspitze mountain chain and the dramatic rocky valleys of the Sagbach and Viggarbach rivers.