Helblinghaus, Innsbruck

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Herzog-Friedrich-Straße, A-6020 Innsbruck

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    THE HELBLINGAUS

    by balhannah Written Jun 11, 2014

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    The Helblinghaus is another historic building in Herzog-Friedrich-Strasse, Alstadt, Innsbruck.

    Back in the 15th century this was a gothic burgher house, then in 1725, a Mr. Johann Fischer Hall acquired the building. It was he who had the façade turned into Baroque & Rococo.

    I think it is over-done, you can decide for yourself. There's bunches of fruit, bouquets, shells, acanthus leaves, fruit garlands, masks and putti. The bay windows were originally covered in late-Gothic jewellery, some of the remains were found during restoration in 1932.

    On Helblinghaus there is a copy of the famous Mariahilf image whose original can be found in the Cathedral of Innsbruck.

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    by richiecdisc Written Apr 28, 2014

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    The Helblinghaus is an ornate 15th century Gothic mansion with a Baroque façade that goes a long way in showing just how rich Innsbruck was at this time. Refurbished in the late 1970s, it is named after the owner of a café once operated on its ground floor.

    One of Innsbruck's fine palaces is here

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    by antistar Updated May 21, 2013

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    The most distinctive building in all of the old town has to be the Helblinghaus. Diagonally opposite the Golden Roof, this extravagant baroque building was originally a Gothic town house dating from the 15th century. The baroque stuccoes were added in 1730, transforming the whole look.

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    by zadunajska8 Written Jan 27, 2013

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    This rococo wedding cake style town house on Innsbruck's central old town square (Herzog-Friedrich Straße) is a real Baroque extravagance!

    It is named after the person who owned the house from 1800 to 1827 (Sebastian Helbling) but the house is much older than that. The house is originally a 15th century gothic building but had the piping and pastel colour cake icing added in the 18th century when owned by Johan Fischer. The work was done by plasterer Anton Gigl from Wessobrunn (in Southern Bavaria).

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    Helblinghaus

    by mallyak Written Aug 7, 2008

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    The parade of fascinating Baroque façades of the town houses on Herzog Friedrich Strasse, mostly built in the 15h and 16th century, are surpassed by the salmon coloured Helblinghaus. The Rococo stucco work of sculptures, busts, masks and shells, which adorn the outside, were commissioned in 1730 by then owner Johann Fischer and completed by Anton Gigl. The house takes it name from Sebastian Helbling, who had a small café here in the middle of the 1800’s

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    by Cristian_Uluru Updated Oct 13, 2007

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    The interesting palace Helblinghaus is a wonderful example of rococo palace. The building is built in a Lete-Gothic style with beautiful rococo plasters of the Bavarian Gigl realized in 1730.

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    Hölblinghaus

    by robertgaz Written Sep 12, 2006

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    Hölblinghaus is right next to the Goldenes Dachl and you simply can't miss this grand baroque building.

    It was originally built in a gothic style during the 15th century but was redecorated in the 18th century.

    A very impressive building beautifully decorated.

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    My dream retirement home

    by brazwhazz Written Apr 16, 2006

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    One could spend hours examining the details

    When I get rich, I will buy myself an appartment in the Helblinghaus and retire there. Seriously, though, this was my favourite house in all of Innsbruck. It looks like it is made of porcelain.

    Built in the 15th century, the Helblinghaus was originally a Gothic town house. It was Johann Fischer who, after purchasing the house in 1725, had the facade decorated with late baroque stucco work, including cherubs, acanthus leaves and shells.

    The house is named for Sebastian Helbling, who owned it from 1800 to 1827. The structure, which was completely refurbished in 1979-1980, remains a residential and commercial building to this day.

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    by desert_princess Updated Nov 18, 2005

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    Just on the left side of the Golden Roof , the Helbling House stands with its Extravaganza Baroque facade in white and baby pink. It was built in the 15th century , but the facade itself dates from 1730 , when artists from the Wessobrunner School decorated it. Today it is inhabited and used for business.
    If you ask me - this house is absolutely alien with its pompous looks among the simple facades of the surrounding buildings. That's what makes it stand so much....

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    Helblinghaus - Baroque elegance in the extreme

    by hundwalder Updated Jul 17, 2005

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    Helblinghaus - Baroque elegance

    Helblinghaus was built nearly 600 years ago during the reign of Archduke Friederick IV. Only the ground floor with its wide arches, has maintained the original Gothic appearance. In 1730 architect Johann Fischer redisgned the building in the most elaborate, overdone high Baroque style that I have ever seen. The entire exterior was intricately decorated. Continous triagonal bay windows reach to the top of the building. You need to see this building in person to truly appreciate it.

    The other buildings shown in the photo have maintained most of their Gothic elements.

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    Helblinghaus

    by globetrott Updated May 18, 2005

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    The Helblinghaus, opposite of the Stadtturm / City-tower is in my opinion the building with the most beautiful facade in Innsbruck. This house was built in the gothic period, but the beautiful Rokkoko-facade that you see today dates back to the year 1730. Take some time in order to see this really beautifully decorated facade, that is also fully lighted during the whole night.
    In general most of the sights in the centre of Innsbruck are lighted, and so it might make sense to make a short stop-over of 1-2 hours at night, during a traintrip.

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    Helblinghaus

    by codrutz Updated Jan 13, 2005

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    Right near the Golden Roof, you can't miss it, it is the Helblinghaus. This residential house was built in the 15th century, but in a gothic style. Later, in the 18th century, it was decorated by the owner - Johann Fischer - in the baroque style that makes it so distinctive. The name comes from Hans Helbling, a owner of a small cafe here in 1833.

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    Helblinghaus

    by Maria_75 Written Nov 28, 2004

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    Helblinghaus

    This residential house was built in the 15th century, and was originally in Gothic style. But in the beginning of the 16th century it was bought by a man called Johann Fischer. In 1730 he decorated the facade in late Baroque style, and the work was done by Anton Gigl.

    The facade is incredible beautiful, and has many decorative elements like sculptures, busts, masks and shells. It's in Old Town like many other attractions, so you will probably pass by it at least ones. It's not possible to go inside, but you should stop and take a look at it from the outside.

    The building is a great example of the bourgeois grandeur in the Old Town. The buildings both around it and in the nearby streets are also worth taking a look at.

    The house got it's name after Sebastian Helbling, who had a small café here in the middle of the 1800's.

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    A NICE BUILDING!

    by Hosell Written Oct 29, 2004

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    Helblinghaus is one of most beautiful buildings that you can find walking in Innsbruk.It was built in Gothic style in 1,730 but the building facade is in Baroque style,it is just beautiful!.If you enlarge the picture,you'll see some details of this nice building that is located very close to the Golden Roof.I don't know if can be visit by inside of building,I just saw it for outside while I was having a coffe in a bar just next to the Helblinghaus.

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    Helbling House

    by dvideira Written May 10, 2004

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    Impossible not no notice this amazing house. It looks like a wedding cake whith frosting and decorations...
    Located just across the square from the Golden Roof, it is a salmon-colored 15th-century building ( ornate Rococo decoration was added in 1730 ).

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