Maria-Theresien-Strasse (Maria Theresa Street)

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Free, Cafes, Neighborhood/Area, Shopping Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend


  • 5.0Value
  • 4.5Food Scene
  • 5.0Atmosphere

One of Innsbruck's most famous streets, Maria Theresien Street is a glorious remnant of the city's baroque past, dating back 700 years. Now a pedestrian promenade, the street, which is located outside Old Town, is lined with palaces once owned by the city's aristocracy, as well as cafes, shops and landmarks like St. Anne's Column and the Triumphal Arch.

Recent visitors raved about the amazing views of the mountains seen from the street and recommended seeing the Christmas market set up on the street during the holidays. However, a few reviewers warned that the prices at the shops, cafes and restaurants that line the street are too high. For unobstructed photos, plan a morning visit.

Stroll the street – which is located on the southwest side of the city less than a 10-minute walk from the city's main train station – any time day or night free of charge.

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#2 Altstadt von Innsbruck (Old Town)

An easy way to enjoy a comprehensive overview of Innsbruck and many of its best-known sights is to stroll through Old Town – an area full of pastel-colored medieval buildings. There you will find popular attractions like the Golden Roof, the Imperial Palace, the Triumphal Arch and Maria-Theresien Street. When you're done taking in the sights, enjoy some shopping or stop for a break at one of the area's many charming cafes and restaurants (though a few past travelers said food and drinks are overpriced in this area).

Recent visitors say the area is very clean and perfect for a stroll, but advise that many restaurants close early. So, while you can visit this area any time, dining may be out of the question at night. Others were particularly enchanted with Old Town during the holiday season, when Christmas markets set up shop.

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