These days Innsbruck caters to college students and throngs of European weekend warriors, but it was once a Royal destination. The Grand Hotel Europa, built in 1869, is a modern statue of its storied elegance. The Bavarian King Ludwig II once made a compliment that this five-star property is one of the most desirable places in Innsbruck to celebrate a festival. The hotel features an unique blend of elegant, modern Italian design and traditional Tyrol touches, like wood beams. The Grand Hotel Europa situated in the center of the city, just opposite the train station.