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Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl)

Discover the history and significance of this building with the gleaming roof in the heart of Innsbruck’s charming Old Town.

Sit down in one of the many bustling cafés or restaurants that line the outside of Old Town’s central plaza, and your eye is drawn to the fabulous sheen of Innsbruck’s most famous landmark. The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) is perfectly framed by the neat, white, Tyrolese buildings and the peaks of the Alps beyond. The outside of the building makes for a stunning photograph, while inside you’ll get insight into the area’s rich history.

The Golden Roof is the name of a building that was constructed at the turn of the 16th century to commemorate the second marriage of the Emperor Maximilian I. The 2,657 gold-plated copper tiles that cover the 52-foot (16-meter) wide roof were used in an attempt to quash rumors of financial hard times.

Look beneath the fringe of the roof to see reliefs depicting scenes of Maximilian’s life. The image in which he stands between his two wives is the most prominent. This was a deliberate attempt not to offend any old allies gained by his first marriage.

A well-appointed museum, organized into six different areas, goes into detail about the history of the building. The museum has interactive displays on what life would have been like at the time of the Golden Roof’s construction. Use the audio guide, included in the admission price, for detailed explanations of the museum’s displays. Pause when you get to the bay window as the views back across the square are a highlight.

A dedicated children’s area has a series of interactive displays about life in ancient times.

If you’re looking to get the perfect photograph of the Golden Roof then come around mid morning, when the light is usually at its best.

The museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday, with a small charge for entry. It is located in the center of the Old Town, within walking distance of many major hotels and attractions. Alternatively, catch a bus to Museumstrasse and walk from there.


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ADLERS Hotel $144
ADLERS Hotel

ADLERS Hotel

Bruneckerstraße 1, Innsbruck, Tirol
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Innsbruck City Centre, this romantic hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Sillpark Shopping Center and Golden Roof. Bergisel Ski Jump is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) away. Innsbruck Central Station is only a 3-minute walk and Innsbruck West Station is 19 minutes.

    The Penz Hotel $158
    The Penz Hotel

    The Penz Hotel

    Adolf-Pichler-Platz 3, Innsbruck, Tirol
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Innsbruck City Centre, this romantic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Hospital Church and Golden Roof. Bergisel Ski Jump is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) away. Innsbruck Central Station is 11 minutes by foot and Innsbruck West Station is 15 minutes.

      Das Innsbruck $119
      Das Innsbruck

      Das Innsbruck

      Innrain 3, Innsbruck, Tirol
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Innsbruck City Centre, this spa hotel is steps from Golden Roof and City Tower. Imperial Palace and Court Church are also within 5 minutes. Innsbruck Central Station is 13 minutes by foot and Innsbruck West Station is 19 minutes.

        Hotel Maximilian Stadthaus Penz $117
        Hotel Maximilian Stadthaus Penz

        Hotel Maximilian Stadthaus Penz

        Marktgraben 7 - 9, Innsbruck, Tirol
           
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Innsbruck City Centre, this golf hotel is steps from Maria Theresa Street and Golden Roof. Bergisel Ski Jump is 1.7 mi (2.8 km) away. Innsbruck Central Station is 12 minutes by foot and Innsbruck West Station is 17 minutes.

          Best Western Plus Hotel Goldener Adler $145
          Best Western Plus Hotel Goldener Adler

          Best Western Plus Hotel Goldener Adler

          Herzog-Friedrich-Strasse 6, Innsbruck, Tirol
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Innsbruck City Centre, this hotel is steps from Helbling House and Golden Roof. Bergisel Ski Jump is 1.9 mi (3 km) away. Innsbruck Central Station is 13 minutes by foot and Innsbruck West Station is 19 minutes.

            Golden Roof Apartments by Penz $102
            Golden Roof Apartments by Penz

            Golden Roof Apartments by Penz

            Herzog-Friedrich-Strasse/12, Innsbruck, Tirol
               
              3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Innsbruck City Centre, this aparthotel is steps from Maria Theresa Street and Golden Roof. Bergisel Ski Jump is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) away. Innsbruck Central Station is 12 minutes by foot and Innsbruck West Station is 20 minutes.

              Kaiser Max Design Appartements $161
              Kaiser Max Design Appartements

              Kaiser Max Design Appartements

              Herzog-Friedrich-Straße 23, Innsbruck
                 
                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Innsbruck City Centre, this apartment building is steps from Innsbruck City Tower and Golden Roof. Bergisel Ski Jump is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) away. Innsbruck Central Station is 12 minutes by foot and Innsbruck West Station is 20 minutes.

                Altstadthotel Weisses Kreuz
                Altstadthotel Weisses Kreuz

                Altstadthotel Weisses Kreuz

                Herzog-Friedrich-Str. 31, Innsbruck, Tirol
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Innsbruck City Centre, this hotel is steps from Maria Theresa Street and Golden Roof. Bergisel Ski Jump is 1.8 mi (2.8 km) away. Innsbruck Central Station is 11 minutes by foot and Innsbruck West Station is 19 minutes.