Innsbruck (population 120,000) is a city in western Austria, and the capital of the Tyrol province. Located in the Inn valley, between tall mountains, it is a famous winter sports centre.
The Olympic Winter Games were held in Innsbruck twice, first in 1964, then in 1976 when the city replaced Denver, Colorado as the venue after Colorado voters rejected a bond to finance the games.
Innsbruck has two universities, the Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck and the Innsbruck Medical University. The Innsbruck Medical University has one of Europe's premier ski injury clinics.
Together with the city of Seefeld , Innsbruck organized the Winter Universiade in 2005.
The international headquarters of SOS Children's Villages, one of the world's largest charities, is located in Innsbruck.
Last updated: 06-01-2005 22:10:45