Triumphal Arch#8 in Best Things To Do in Innsbruck
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It's tough to miss the grand Triumphal Arch when visiting Innsbruck. Empress Maria Theresa commissioned the arch, which only dates to the 18th century, in honor of her son's upcoming wedding. Built from stone that was once used in the town's medieval city gate, the arch features marble friezes that convey a variety of emotions to commemorate the event, including the joy of the marriage as well as the mourning of her husband, who died during the wedding festivities.
Past travelers said the arch is beautiful when lit at night, but warn it's a busy spot with traffic.
The arch is located at Maria-Theresien Street and Maximilian Street and is free to see at any time.
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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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