The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl)#5 in Best Things To Do in Innsbruck
Innsbruck's best-known landmark, the Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), is located in the old portion of the city. Emperor Maximilian commissioned the construction of the glittering roof, which has more than 2,000 copper tiles, more than 500 years ago over a balcony that allowed him to survey his city below. Famously, the roof features the naked backside of a figure, and to this day, no one knows why.
Past visitors applauded the site's small museum, and many advised stopping by Old Town at night to see the Golden Roof illuminated.
You can visit the Golden Roof and its museum, which offers more details about Emperor Maximilian, Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May through September and Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. October through April. The attraction is closed in November. Tickets cost 4.80 euros for adults (about $5). If you purchased an Innsbruck Card, entrance is free. You don't have to pay to view the Golden Roof while strolling through Old Town.
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#1 Maria-Theresien-Strasse (Maria Theresa Street)
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.
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