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Innsbruck

 

Innsbruck is the largest city in Austrian state of Tyrol and also its capital. The city grew as an important trade center on the crossroads of trade routes in Central Europe. It became so important that in the 15th century Innsbruck became an imperial capital of Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I.

 

 

 

 

Location: Tyrol

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Travel Destinations in Innsbruck

Museum Maximilianeum (Innsbruck)

Herzog- Friedrichstrasse 15

Tel. 0512 581 111

Open: Tue- Sun

Museum Maximilianeum is one of the most important Innsbruck historic museums that contains a collection of artefacts devoted to Emperor Maximilian I (1493- 1519) hence the name.

 

Goldenes Dachl (Innsbruck)

Goldenes Dachl or Golden Roof in German is a historic residential building in the historic center of the Tyrolean town of Innsbruck. Construction of the building of Goldenes Dachl was concluded in the early 15th century. However exquisite decorations of its frontal facade were added in 1494 upon orders of Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire Maximilian I to celebrate his wedding to Bianca Sforza. Today it covers Museum Maximilianeum. Despite its name Golden Roof is actually covered by 2738 gol- plated copper tiles. Golden roof of Goldenes Dachl covers a balcony that was used by the member of the royal court to observe events in the square below.

 

Its entire facade is elaborately painted and decorated with various reliefs, wood paneling  and miniature figurines. All of the tell a story of life and deeds of the Emperor Maximilian I. Interestingly, even though the building was supposed to mark Emperor's wedding to a new wife Bianca Sforza, the facade bears a portrait of Maximilian's first wife, Mary of Burgundy, who died tragically in 1482. According to historians of the time ruler didn't recover from this loss. Some even claim that the only reason why he remarried was solely due to the large dowry offered by the wife's family.

 

Hofburg (Innsbruck)

Rennweg 1

Tel. 0512 587 186

Open: daily

Innsbruck's Hofburg is a former Imperial Palace that was erected in the 15th century by the Habsburg dynasty. In the 18th century it was greatly increased and remodelled in Rococo architectural style by the Austrian Empress Maria Theresa (1740- 80).

 

Hogkirche (Innsbruck)

Church of Hogkirche was constructed in 1555- 65. Its most notable feature is a magnificent mausoleum of Emperor Maximilian I. It is surrounded by 28 bronze statues.

 

Domkirche St. Jakob (Innsbruck)

Domkirche St. Jakob is a beautiful cathedral that was erected between 1717 and 1722. Its high altar is adored by a fresco of Madonna and Child by Lucas Cranach the Elder.

 

Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum (Innsbruck)

Museumstrasse 15

Tel. 0512 59489

Open: Tue- Sun

Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum is an art museum that contains a collection of an European art that covers time period between 15th and 20th century.

 

Tiroler Volkskunstmuseum (Innsbruck)

Universitatsstrasse 2

Tel. 0512 594 89510

Open: daily

Tiroler Volkskunstmuseum of Innsbruck or Tyrolean Folk Art Museum is a museum that is devoted to the local folk art and crafts of citizens of Innsbruck.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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