Innsbruck, capital of Austria’s western state of Tyrol, is a city in the Alps that's long been a destination for winter sports. Innsbruck is also known for its Imperial and modern architecture. The Nordkette funicular, with futuristic stations designed by architect Zaha Hadid, climbs up to 2,256m from the city center for skiing in winter and hiking or mountaineering in warmer months.
Austria, officially the Republic of Austria, is a land-locked East Alpine country in the south part of Central Europe. It is composed of nine federated states, one of which is Vienna, Austria's capital and its largest city.