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Culture of Innsbruck. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Innsbruck Golden Roof is one of the symbols of the city. The roof decorates a beautiful historical building of the 15th century. On the facade of the building you will see an amazingly elegant painting depicting the royal family. The roof of the former imperial residence consists of 2738 gilded tiles. Nowadays the building houses the exhibition of Historical Museum. You should definitely visit the city’s tower, which is equipped with a large observation deck. If you climb on it, you will be able to examine the city in details – the view from the tower is truly breathtaking.
Gourmet travellers will find numerous original institutions in Innsbruck. Not only fashionable restaurants, but also cafes and bars offer to guests interesting dishes. The restaurant named … Open
The Arch of Triumph is a prominent architectural monument, which was built by the order of Maria Theresa. It was a wedding gift to Kaiser Leopold II. Among the most striking religious attractions of the city is, without a doubt, Cathedral of St. James, which was completed in the first half of the 17th century. The cathedral is made in the Baroque style. Its chief ornament is a beautiful painting of Virgin Mary. Fans of classical music should visit Palace of Congresses, which often hosts performances of Symphonic Orchestra. This beautiful historic site was built in 1629 and originally served as the royal theater.
If you want to see priceless works of art, you should not forget to visit Ferdinandeum Museum. In its halls you will find paintings by famous Austrian painters. Patriot Hall is a collection of unique historical artifacts. Connoisseurs of art can continue the acquaintance with the works of famous Austrian artists in Hofkirche Church, one of the rooms of which has been also converted into a museum. Bergisel Mountain is very popular among fans of eco-tourism. Beautiful nature is not the only attraction of this place. Several centuries age Bergisel Mountain was the location of major military operations. Today you will find there Andreas Hofer Museum. The museum tells the guests about the important events of the past. Copyright
At first glance, the locals may seem proud and arrogant, but, in fact, they are quite welcoming and very friendly to visitors. Citizens of Innsbruck are very polite and courteous. They raise … Open
Among other notable museums are the following: (1) the “Tiroler Volkskunstmuseum”, where you can get acquainted with the cultural traditions of the region; “Audioversum”, the science center where the focus is on to sounds and music, and the exhibits are mostly interactive; as well as the unique “Glockengiesserei Grassmayr”, immersive in a fabulous atmosphere. Lovers of the history of medicine and surgery will find it fascinating to visit the Anatomisches Museum. Also in the city on the Inn River, is the interesting Tiroler MuseumsBahnen which will definitely please transport and technology enthusiasts.
Innsbruck The Schloss Ambras Innsbruck whose specific attractions are peacocks, attracts tourists with both its exterior and interior decoration. Also here you can look at interesting exhibits like works of art and knight’s armor. History lovers will be delighted to have the opportunity of visiting such a significant historical place, whose construction dates back to the 10th century. The castle fell into disrepair and was destroyed more than once, but was always restored from the ashes, like a Phoenix bird – and this is what makes it interesting.
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Helblinghaus is considered to be one of the most beautiful buildings in the Alpine capital. It is built in the Baroque style, and is notable for being a residential building, despite the fact that it is an important historical monument of the city on the Inn River. Graceful annulets give tourists the feeling as though standing before them is not a building, but a cake that they want to eat. Another interesting building can be seen while walking along the Herzog-Friedrich-Strasse waterfront. We are here referring to Ottoburg, which you can recognize by the monument to the freedom fighters of Tirol in 1809, situated in front of the building itself. It was built at the end of the 15th century by order of Maximilian I. Today, the mini-palace is a restaurant which serves excellent cuisine. Lovers of atmospheric places will be unimaginably delighted from going in and out the building.
The Jesuit Church of Innsbruck is considered to be one of the most beautiful religious temples in the entire region. The main attraction of the cathedral is a bell weighing 9 tons. It is also here that Duke Leopold and his better half are laid to rest. The church was built in the Baroque style, and the time of its construction dates back to the year 1619. The small church Landschaftlichen Pfarre Maria Hilf attracts the attention of people with its extraordinary spaciousness and incredible sense of peace. Georgskapelle, a small charming chapel, is yet another interesting place from the point of view of its interior – the interior decorations are simply amazing from the very first minutes.
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What to visit during two-day excursion in Innsbruck

Goldenes Dachl (Golden Roof)
Where: Herzog Friedrich Strasse 15, Innsbruck; Telephone: +43 (0)512 58 11 11;
Hofburg (Imperial Palace)
Where: Rennweg 1, Innsbruck; Telephone: +43 (0)512 58 71 86; Tickets: adults €5.50;
Hofkirche (Imperial Church)
Where: Universitätsstr. 2, Innsbruck; Tickets: adult €3;
Schloss Ambras (Ambras Castle)
Where: Schloss Strasse 20, Innsbruck; More info: Closed during november;
Basilika Wilten
Where: Haymongasse 6, Innsbruck; Tickets: free;
The Bergisel Ski Jump
Where: Bergiselweg 3, Innsbruck; Telephone: +43 (0)512 58 92 59; Tickets: adult €8.30;
Cathedral St. Jacob (dom St. Jakob)
Where: Domplatz, Innsbruck; Tickets: free;
Where: Weiherburggasse 37, Innsbruck; Telephone: +43 (0)512 29 23 23; Tickets: adult €8;
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Public palaces near Innsbruck
♥   Palace 'Schloss Ambras' Innsbruck, 2.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Linderhof Palace' , 47.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'New Castle' , 58.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Cathedrals and basilicas near Innsbruck
♥   Herz-Jesu-Basilika, Hall in Tirol, 8.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilika Mariathal, Kramsach, 40.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilika of St. Benedikt, Benediktbeuern, 49 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Wallfahrtskirche zum Gegeißelten Heiland auf der Wies, Steingaden, 59.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Abtei Neustift, Varna (Vahrn), 61.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Kathedrale Mariä Himmelfahrt und St. Kassian, Bressanone (Brixen), 64.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilika St. Michael, Altenstadt, 73.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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