Innsbruck is the provincial capital of Tyrol, Austria. It is located both close to Munich and northern Italy, making it a must- see alpine destination and is renowned for being the largest ski resort in the Alps, for any keen skiers! Mountain climbing, hiking, rafting and swimming are just some of the other sports and leisure activities available to you in Innsbruck's beautiful setting. Innsbruck's fair distance from the coast and altitude lead to a continental climate, meaning cold and snowy winters and warm summers. The University of Innsbruck plays an outstanding role as an education and research institution in the European higher education system. Students are urged to apply for accommodation as soon as possible, as finding accommodation off-campus can be more challenging.