During its development, the city has become an important medieval center of commerce and the capital of Tyrol. Innsbruck is the location of numerous beautiful buildings made in the baroque style. The majority of them can be found in the Old City. However, the rest of the city has no less interesting sights, such as the Alpine Zoo or a historic site, where Andreas Hofer, the leader of the rebellion of Tyrol peasants against French and Bavarian invaders, won an important victory in 1809. Innsbruck is the starting point for discovering Tyrol.
is the main street of the Old Town. Several typical ancient streets are adjacent to Friedrich Street. Tourists, who visit this place, are immediately immersed in the atmosphere of Baroque. However, you will find other architectural styles there. Number 15 in this street is the location of the most famous symbol of Innsbruck – “Golden Roof” ("Das goldene Dach") . This large, 16 m tall building with bay windows is covered with gilded copper roof tiles. In 1500 it was added to the palace of Tyrol rulers of that time, so Kaiser could observe life in the square from that house. One of the reliefs on the façade depicts curious Kaiser and his two wives. Not far away from the house, near the Old Town Hall (Alte Rathaus) (XV century) tourists will find the City Tower , which is 56 meters in height and which is equipped with an observation platform. The tower was built in the XIV century, and later it was modified to suit the traditions of the XVI century. If you enjoy a fusion of styles, you should not forget to visit Helblinghaus, which is located on the other side of the street. Originally built in the Gothic style, in the XVIII century the building was richly decorated in the rococo style.
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