Stadtturm (Town Tower)#9 in Best Things To Do in Innsbruck
Completed in 1450, this 200-foot high structure originally housed prisoners, but not anymore. Someone must've realized that this panorama was too good for the city's convicts. Many consider the Stradtturm, or Town Tower, a perfect perch to snap photos of the rooftops and steeples of downtown Innsbruck. The nearby Golden Roof might draw more visitors, but those in the "know" claim that this site offers the superior experience.
One VirtualTourist recalls, "Here time seems to standstill as you enjoy a magnificent view of the whole city and its mountains."
Don't expect the view to come without a price: You'll have to climb 148 spiral steps and pay €3 EUR (about $4 USD). Instead, consider visiting this site with your purchase of the Innsbruck Card. You can scale the tower anytime between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. October to May until 8 p.m. June through September.
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#1 Maria-Theresien-Strasse (Maria Theresa Street)
Acting as the triumphant entrance into the medieval Innsbruck, Maria Theresien-Strasse funnels visitors through a long procession of shops and restaurants. The avenue, though historic, has now become a bit overrun with tourists snapping photos of every gorgeous building they see (which are also quite numerous). The tourists, architecture, shops and restaurants also translates to inflated prices, so beware of the small price tags on objects and price-less menus at cafes.
When you're in need of a stroll, you can follow Maria-Theresien-Strasse through Old Town (or the Altstadt) to the Golden Roof. The area is safe during the day and night, but watch your pockets in crowded spots.
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