Goldenes Dachl, Innsbruck

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    Goldenes Dachl.

    by Maurizioago Updated Dec 24, 2012

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    Favorite thing: The Golden Roof ( Goldenes Dachl) is a three storey balcony. It was built in 1420 to honour 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.

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    The "Goldenes Dachl" (Golden Roof)

    by chancay Updated Mar 3, 2003

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    Favorite thing: 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.

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    Golden Dachl

    by bugalugs Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Herzog-Friedrich-Strasse which is the main street of the old town leads into a plaza lined with arcades and overlooked by the Goldenes Dachl, or golden roof - the balcony of which overlooks the square and from which the 16th century imperial court would watch entertainment in the square below.

    Inside is the Maximilianeum, a museum of Kaiser Maximilians life, which features exhibits and a video show.

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    The golden roof

    by sim1 Updated Sep 2, 2002

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    Favorite thing:
    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.

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    See the Goldenes Dachl(Golden...

    by chrissyalex Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: 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.

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    Once into the Altstadt and on...

    by steventilly Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Once into the Altstadt and on the galleried street of Herzog-Friedrich-Strasse, you will be drawn instantly, as if by a magnet, to the Goldnes Dachl (Golden Roof) that stands at the far end of this street. Most likely there will be a crowd of people outside this building (the building hosts the Maximilianeum - a museum to the emperor Maximillian), with a constant stream of guided tours pausing here, outside of Innsbruck's most famous building.

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    Of course, you must visit the...

    by telsoar Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Of course, you must visit the Goldenes Dachle. This gold roofed building is either best viewed from above in the clock tower (an easy and most worthwhile climb) or from the relative comfort of a small ground level cafe. Either way, you may have a fantasy of being a member of the King's court when he greeted the average citizen, listened to their troubles, and passed down his judgment from beneath the golden awning. Those were interesting times indeed!

    Fondest memory: Climbing the clock tower to get the true view of the locale and surrounding mountain views. Don't forget your camera!!

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    Goldenes Dachl (Golden Roof)

    by Sharrie Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Goldenes Dachl (Golden Roof): Late-Gothic bay window. Built under Emperor Maximilian I. in 1500.

    Goldenes Dachl (Golden Roof), Innsbruck
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    The roof dates from 1490, and...

    by steventilly Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: The roof dates from 1490, and is not actually gold, but copper. Though there are very many copper roofed buildings in Austria, none is quite so famous as this one.

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