Favorite thing: Maria Theresien Strasse is one of the main streets in the city. It is bordered with 17th and 18th centuries houses, lots of shops, cafes and restaurants. In the middle of this street stands the Saint Anne' s column (Annasaule); erected in 1706 to commemorate the withdrawal of Bavarian troops on Saint Anne' s Day in 1703. At the southern end of Maria Theresien Strasse is located a thriumphal gateway (Triumphpforte). It was built in 1765 on the occasion of the wedding of archduke Leopold of Tuscany; son of empress Maria Theresia with princess Maria Ludovica of Spain, but also to commemorate the death of emperor Franz I; Maria Theresia' s husband.
Now let's walk through Maria Thereisenstrasse towards the Altstadt (which is the old city centre). On a clear day, this must be a beautiful view. Innsbruck is surrounded by mountains. Unfortunately on this day the mountains were hidden behind the clouds. Only once in a while I could see a glimpse of them.
The Maria-Theresien-Strasse is one of the main streets in Innsbruck, famous for its view of the Nordkette mountain which dominates the city. I remember the morning I woke up in my hotel bedroom and having arrived quite late the night before, I was not really prepared for the view that would meet me. I looked out the window and saw rock and and actually felt quite claustrophobic by it. It seemed to rise up forever, going higher and higher.
The city is rich in history. Maximilian 1 based the imperial court here in the 1490's.
Many places of interest are situated in the central precincts of the Altstadt a small area by the river and the Graben, which is a curving street which follows the path of what used to be a moat. This leads up to the Maria-Theresien-Strasse.
Favorite thing: The main approach to the historic centre of Innsbruck (the Aldstadt) is Maria-Theresien-Strasse. In the middles of this street stands the Annasaule, erected to commemorate the Tyroleans defeat of the Bavarians in 1703 (on St. Anne's day - hence the name of the column). This view down Maria-Theresien-Strasse, past the Annasaule, over the Goldenes Dachl (Golden Roof)and on to the Nordkette mountain range is probably the most famous view of Innsbruck
Fondest memory: Here's another glimpse of the splendid city center. It's fun to stroll down the main shopping street of Maria-Theresienstrasse where you can also catch a glimpse of the town's 15th and 16th-century style houses set against the deep green Austrian forest. Ah, very nice indeed!
Favorite thing: Along the Maria-Theresien-Strasse, you will find many stalls for food, wine, bread, meat, live music...etc. I felt cold so I tried some snacks and the hot red wine. They tastes good.
Favorite thing: Along the Maria Theresien Str, the tall, slender Annasaule (St Anne's Column) was ereted in 1706 to mark the repulsing of a Bavarian attack in 1703.