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Innsbruck is a city in Austria. It is situated north of the Brenner-pass, one of the main south-north crossing traffic axes in the alps, squeezed in the Inn River valley which dictates the directions of the traffic ways. Due to the lack of space in the Inn River valley, Innsbruck offers 5 different motorway exits and a complicated system of traffic lanes.

Hitchhiking out

All directions: South (Italy), East (Salzburg, Vienna), North (Germany, Munich), West (Bregenz)

Go to the shoppingcenter DEZ, Ikea (by bus C (1,70 EUR) or walk from the centre in 20 min) - there are two petrol stations and a big parking space, McDonalds, where you can ask and hitch out in all directions.

If you don't find lifts to the next city try to get lifts to the next biggest motorway service area (Raststätte) outside of Innsbruck:

  • East: Vomp
  • West: Pettnau
  • South: Brenner

Heading East towards Salzburg, Rosenheim, Munich

Starting point: Exit Innbruck Ost (East), at the fuel stations on the very end of Amraser-See-Straße, next to the DEZ shopping mall.

Getting there by bus

Line C (direction Luigenstraße) exit DEZ, or line T exit DEZ Ost, and walk the last few meters towards the biggest road close by. Check the schematic map of the local public transport or their webpage also in English for further information. The bus takes you 1.70€ (Summer 2008). A sign indicating your desired direction might help you getting along. Good luck!

Heading North or West (Landeck, Reutte, Füssen, Kempten, Scharnitz, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Munich)

There are several opportunities in Innsbruck but no real "first choice" option. So here is one:

Motorway exit Innsbruck Kranebitten

This a a lonely motorway exit in the very west of Innsbruck with a free Space just in the middle of the different lanes joining together in the direction of Bregenz and Germany. It is not a nice spot but it works!

Getting there by bus

Take line T of the IVB Busses running towards "EKZ CYTA" a suburban shopping center. You are passing the motorway exit by bus just after crossing the Inn River bridge. Get of the Bus at EKZ Cyta, get all you need at the shopping center and walk back to the motorway exit, which comes first after the roundabout.

A sign indicating your desired direction might help you getting along. Good luck!

Just a kilometer after you enter the motorway, the road splits up - one minor road running north directly to Germany (Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Munich) and the motorway continuing to run west - make sure you are in the desired direction!