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Discover Innsbruck’s museums and sights for free. Benefit from free travel on the IVB public transport system, the Sightseer bus and the mountain railways around Innsbruck. Many services and benefits – all included with the Innsbruck Card. For more information, visit the Innsbruck Information page.
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In the middle of the old town, which is often packed with tourists during the day, there is another sight that does not immediately stand out. At first glance, Hofgasse 12 is just a souvenir shop. If you stroll past here at night, you may observe one or two strange things.The late Gothic portal made of Höttinger Breccie is also known as the “whispering arch”: If you whisper a word into one of the grooves on one side, you can hear it clearly on the other side of the arch.
Archduke Sigmund had the Gothic house built around 1490 and placed it at the disposal of his personal prince Niclas Haidl, who was married to a natural daughter of the archduke. Niclas Türing the Elder is to be regarded as the master builder. The statue of the giant, also created by Niclas Türing, comes from the latter’s grave. What is striking in comparison to the neighbouring houses are the high storeys. The house is four storeys high with late Gothic façade decoration. On the ground floor there is a beautiful star vault. The figure of the castle giant, whose niche can be seen on the first floor, is in the Old (Historic) Town Hall.The archway carved in stone is, in fact, a very special one. It has listened to many secrets that have resounded from one side to the other without even the most attentive walker being able to hear them. The arch knows how to keep its secrets.
Herzog-Friedrich-Straße 10, Old Town
In their enthusiasm for the Goldenes Dachl, many a tourist has certainly walked past the beautiful Helblinghaus without even noticing it. Whether its location diagonally opposite Innsbruck’s landmark is favourable or unfavourable is debatable. What is certain, however, is that the magnificent building is definitely worth a short stop.
This town house was built in the 15th century and some parts, such as the pointed arches or the oriel ornamentation, still indicate the late Gothic architectural style of the time. In 1730, Anton Gigl decorated the house with stucco decorations of lush bouquets and tendrils of flowers, fruit bunches, shells, acanthus leaves, masks and putti, which were typical of the early rococo period.
The name Helblinghaus goes back to Sebastian Helbling, who ran a café on the ground floor at the beginning of the 19th century.
Overview tour: Highlights of the Hofburg
On an adventure into one of the most beautiful buildings in Tyrol: the state rooms of Maria Theresa, the exclusively furnished Empress Elisabeth Apartment and the courtly furnishings from the Baroque to the 20th century.
Opening hours: Monday-Sunday 09:00-17:00.
Information and registration: Hofburg Innsbruck
Phone: 0512/58 71 86-19
With the Innsbruck Nordkettenbahnen in a few minutes from the city center to the largest nature park in Austria! The breathtaking 360° view with the capital of the Alps on the one hand and the Karwendel Nature Park on the other, leaves impressions that stay. Climb aboard and enjoy the journey up to the Hafelekar, the TOP OF INNSBRUCK.
Thanks to the modern Hungerburgbahn, you can get directly from the old town, with the possibility to get off at the Alpenzoo, which is especially popular with families, to the Hungerburg in just eight minutes. Once there, it’s just a few steps across Hermann-Buhl-Platz, named after the world-famous Austrian alpinist, to the valley station of the Seegruben cable car. The impressive experience at the TOP OF INNSBRUCK, the 2,344 m high Hafelekar, is within reach for everyone thanks to the direct connection to the city. It is not uncommon for guests on the Nordkette to catch a glimpse of the otherwise shy wild animals, and especially when it comes to the view, the unique panorama at the city’s highest excursion destination leaves nothing to be desired.
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With its 2,657 gilded copper shingles and rich fresco and relief decoration, the oriel in the middle of Innsbruck’s old town was an eye-catcher not only when it was built around 1500. Even today, more than 500 years later, the Golden Roof attracts thousands of visitors every day and is Innsbruck’s most famous sight – far beyond the borders of Austria.
Emperor Maximilian I had the Golden Roof built between 1497 and 1500. Nikolaus Türing the Elder is considered the master builder, while the fresco decoration is attributed to Jörg Kölderer, Emperor Maximilian I’s court painter.
The eighteen reliefs, artistically carved out of sandstone, show the stylistic transition from the late Gothic to the early Renaissance and are considered one of the most important works of art in Tyrol because of their quality and their motifs. In order to protect them from damage, they were replaced by copies in 1952. Six original reliefs can be admired – completely restored and up close – in the museum.
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