See the Goldenes Dachl(Golden...
See the Goldenes Dachl(Golden Roof)it was added to the front of the previous ducal palace to commemorate Emperor MaximilianI's marriage to Bianca Maria Sforza of Milan in 1494.It is decorated with more than 2,000
gilt copper tiles.
Imperial Court Palace (Hofburg)
Duke Friedrich IV got the house in 1401 . Queen Maria Theresia had it transformed into a monumental residence of late baroque style.
In 1990 a renovation of the Imperial Residence begun. Inside there´s today restauration and a museum.
The buiding itself is very beautiful, on the photo you can see a part of it.
This is a picture of the arch at the end of the Maria Thereisenstrasse. It was quite weird to see all the traffic going around it and even through the arch. Hahaha, add to that a little bit of rain, and the arch looked more like a traffic obstacle than a monument.
History of the arch :
Empress Maria Theresia had the Triumphal Arch built to commemorate the marriage of her son, the later Emperor Leopold II, to Maria Ludovica from Spain. His father, Francis I Stephen of Lothringen, died during the celebrations.
The marble reliefs were created by Balthasar Moll in 1744. One side of the Arch symbolizes the joyful aspect of the event, the other side the sadness.
New Year's Eve
It's wonderful how the people of Innsbruck celebrate their new year's eve. There's a big party on the streets of the old town. At midnight there is a big firework display at the river - along with music especially composed for this event. Afterwards the people are waltzing in the street. A very friendly and relaxed atmosphere. I can really recommend this place for new year's!
Bring water!!!!! Because you are up so high and walking so much, you should bring a bottle of water to stop you getting dehydrated. We found a water pump up around Hohenstrasse on the west bank and we were so glad to find it :)