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Golden Roof, Innsbruck

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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. Using our international travel planner, Innsbruck attractions like Golden Roof can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • from afar shines in all its beauty°° Hard not to notice along the main road.
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  • 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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  • 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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  • It's definitely interesting but I think there are better things to see in Innsbruck. Still worth having a look as it's fairly central. The museum is based around an audio guide provided in several languages. Some interesting history of Innsbruck though perhaps a little slow for me (I prefer signs to read then people can go at their own pace - there were signs too with some information on).
  • The golden roof was nice but nothing amazing. The quite and tranquility of Innsbruck is mesmerizing! Especially so in the evenings!
  • I'm not sure if you can go in. But it is quite simple as only the roof is golden. I went to the place during late Nov so there was Christmas markets and lightings. There was also a band performing Christmas carols in the goldencroof. Would recommend to go during late Nov. You have to try the hot wine and frsly made doughnuts..
  • A stunningly equipped apartment - everything one could need for a 6- night stay. Washing machine, clothes airer and everything one could want in the kitchen. Friendly staff who couldn't be more helpful. 5 stars, pity there weren't more to tick!
  • Very nice. Coffee shop close by offers cake and coffee for package price. Sitting and enjoying golden roof.

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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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