The Golden Roof is a three storey balcony. It was built in 1420 to honor of Maximilian's second marriage to Bianca Sforza of Milan. It served as a royal box where he could sit and enjoy tournaments and other street performances in the square below.
This small roof is made of 2657 gold plated tiles.
Innsbruck is a large city with...
Innsbruck is a large city with a small town feel. More than 100,000 residence make this mountain town their home. It's situated in the Inn river valley in central Tirol Visiting the old city, strolling the streets lined with cafes and bakeries...the golden roof Rathaus
The "Goldenes Dachl" (Golden Roof)
The building was constructed 1420 as residence palace for the duke of Tirol. In the year 1500 the golden roof has been added by Maximilian I, emperor of Austria. The roof is made out of more than 2000 gilt copper tiles. From here, Maximilian watched festivities in the square below. The reliefs show the emperor with his two wifes, cancellar, dancers, his lord of misrule and his emblem.
The golden roof
The first thing you will see when you are on the tower, is probably 'the golden roof'. This is the famous part of Innsbruck. It really looks beautiful! You can read more about the golden roof in my 'Tourist traps' Hahaha, yes, tourist traps..... In a way it is a trap, because it is used to get the tourists to Innsbruck.
There are a lot figures above entrance to the shops in the old town. I'm not sure thy were here in previous time and, in my opinion, they appeared just for tourists coming. In any way, some of figures are really nice.