The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), Innsbruck

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History Museum · Architectural Building
At The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), 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 The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • One of the most famous tourist attractions of Innsbruck. Nice to see, when you walk in the main street.  more »
  • One of the highlights of town, but rather small and only interesting if you get involved in the habsburg history a little bit to understand what you are actually looking at  more »
  • Very emblematic and nice in the old town context. Unmissable if you stroll in the neighborhood. Nothing to dream about though.  more »
  • Innsbruck is quite special and interesting to visit. However in the last years tourism has gained more foothold resulting in the really special stores making place for the average tourist stores, which is quite a loss. As such Innsbruck and the Golden Roof are becoming more and more the average tourist city. The Golden Roof is fun to see but not really worth a visit on its own. Combine it with additional sight seeing and shopping.
  • Beautiful place in the middle of the old town of Innsbruck, very touristy area but a highlight when visiting the city. Try to go there in the evening or early in the morning, it is much less crowded and pictures will turn out great
  • This little town is everything.. It's like sort of like hogshead to me in Harry Potter.. Super quaint town.. Lovely Alps in the Background.. A finished look fit for a Painting.
  • The museum reveals quite a few art forms and cultures through Swarovski crystal work and is nicely portrayed across rooms depicting evolution of the brand. It culminates in a huge store which houses a large no. Of their designs at some marginal discount. It's good to visit if you're spending some time around Innsbruck. For a quick visit you might want to skip this as there are better places to see around in Innsbruck and Austria.
  • The museum inside the building is dedicated entirely to Maximilian I. If you want to know what levels of narcissism people can go to then this place is surely worth a visit. The place will provide you with a detailed account of everything Max did to ensure people remember him. Pity none of them included helping the poor and needy.

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