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Golden Roof, Innsbruck

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#2 of 35 in Historic Sites in Tirol
At Golden Roof, imagine how the Austrian emperor and his wife sat on the porch and watched tournaments on the square below. The symbol of the city, it overlooks the main street of Altstadt. The name of the place stems from the 2,738 fire-gilded copper tiles covering the roof. Emperor Maximilian I commissioned the three-story balcony to celebrate his marriage to Bianca Maria Sforza. Learn about Austrian history from the reliefs and murals depicting scenes of the emperor's life. Eight sculpted reliefs covering the second-floor balustrade illustrate how aristocrats amused themselves. Look for a flanking relief depicting the acrobatic and grotesque dancing of Moorish origin. Arrange your visit to Golden Roof and discover more family-friendly attractions in Innsbruck using our Innsbruck itinerary builder.
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  • August 17, 2017
    from afar shines in all its beauty°° Hard not to notice along the main road.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Beautiful square, which highlights the Golden roof, nice Austrian style. City to discover through the narrow streets of the old town, but at the same time.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Innsbruck main square where in the background there is the Golden roof are characteristic narrow streets full of shops, beautiful town to discover in every corner and romantic at the same time.
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  • June 9, 2017
    Nice place and a loving shopping street in Innsbruck.... You have try delicious ice cream.... Pose for pictures... Pick a pizza from magic pizza.... You have lots of branded shops and street shopping.. a happening place where you can spend all day!! ☺️☺️
  • March 3, 2017
    Not really worth a visit for that alone. But the street itself is quite charming. The golden roof does add class to an already nice part of the town. Also, Very good mix of ridiculously expensive shops and affordable ones. The restaurants are very reasonably priced.
  • June 26, 2017
    The atmosphere is buzzing at night, all different nationalities all dining and chatting in unison....its absolutely enchanting....can't wait to come back again in winter
  • May 25, 2017
    When we visited they were playing awsome music. Exhibition was also quite informative.
  • May 25, 2017
    Nice building and well preserved. The other buildings are more or equally attractive.

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The Alpine gem of Austria, Innsbruck offers a surprising amount of reasonably priced accommodations for its size. Look for hostels and hotels in the medieval center. Another option is to stay above the city on the Hungerburg Plateau, where you’ll find Alpine hotels with panoramic views from each room. If you're traveling on a budget, look for lodging in private homes throughout the city: rent a room or the entire house for a local stay.
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