The morning sun bathes the grey peaks of the mountains in a golden light. A sight that brings a sparkle to the eyes of visitors and locals alike. In Innsbruck, the mountains are constant companions, even when you are standing at the heart of the fifth-largest city in Austria.
Innsbruck, the capital of Tyrol, offers an exceptional setting where city, culture, nature and sports come together to delight anyone who wants to explore, enjoy and be inspired.
Innsbruck is an internationally renowned winter and summer sports centre and hosted the 1964 and 1976 Winter Olympics as well as the 1984 and 1988 Winter Paralympics. Innsbruck also organized the first Winter Youth Olympics in 2012.
The regional handball federation of Tyrol – together with the Austrian Handball Federation – is a very experienced organizer of major handball events: In 1998 and 2006 M20 EHF EUROs took place in Innsbruck and in 2010 the city hosted a preliminary and a main round group of the successful Men’s EHF EURO in Austria.
Besides several EHF EURO and World Championship qualification games for women and men, the 2018 EHF Masters event was organized in Innsbruck as well as the M20 EHF EURO, which was hosted together with the Italian Handball Federation in July 2020.
Olympiahalle, part of the complex of buildings called „Olympiaworld Innsbruck“, can look back on a long history: The hall was already built in 1964 – for the first Olympic Winter Games to be hosted in Austria. 12 years later, in 1976, the hall hosted again competitions of the Olympic Games. Besides many concerts and huge other events, the hall hosted many different major sports events such as the Ice Hockey World Championship as well as European Championships in Volleyball and Handball. With its capacity of 8.000 spectators, and consolidation of state-of-the-art amenities and services, the Olympiaworld offers event organisers and sport event operators perfect overall conditions.