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    ALTSTADT - GASTHOF WEISSES KREUZ

    by balhannah Written Jun 11, 2014

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    Gasthof Weisses Kreuz was one of many important old buildings I came across in the Altstadt

    The Gatshof has been located here since the 15th century, when it provided basic rooms to traveling merchants and farmers coming to market. Over the years important people to stay in Gasthof, were 13-year-old Wolfgang Mozart and his father, Leopold in 1769. In more recent times, locally famous German-speaking actors and actresses have made it their temporary home.

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    THE ALTSTADT

    by balhannah Written Jun 11, 2014

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    With Innsbruck card in hand we walked back to the historic city centre, the Altstadt.

    The Altstadt is over 500 years old and is the heart of the city. Walking here in early morning, we were surprised at just how quiet it was, hardly another person in sight! It was a great time to wander around the many narrow alley ways where the tall medieval buildings reached for the sky. I took many photos, only as the buildings are so tall, you get a shadow on one side, perhaps mid-day would be a better option for photos, but by then, the crowds have arrived.

    This area is of great historic significance. There are many historic Hotels, shops and Restaurants, we even bought a jacket in one of the shops at a reasonable price, I certainly didn't expect that!
    I hope your wearing comfortable shoes as this is a very old area and the pavement is cobblestones.

    What-ever you do, don't miss going for a walk in the Altstadt.

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    Old Town Charms

    by richiecdisc Written Apr 28, 2014

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    Innsbruck is probably visited as much for its mountain scenery as it is for anything man-made within its boundaries but it still has a certain charm to its clean narrow streets and varied architecture. The main shopping area of town is particularly scenic and throngs with tourists clamoring for another angle of cuteness with each turn.

    Of course, if you must see the top attraction in town look here

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    Old Town, Innsbruck, Germany

    by TrendsetterME Written Jun 2, 2013

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    "The Old Town"'s centerpiece is the Goldenes Dachl, a glittering Gothic oriel built for Emperor Maximilian I dappled with copper tiles. Nearby, wallow in Hapsburg majesty in the Hofburg imperial palace and the Hofkirche where Dürer's King Arthur statue solemnly guards the emperor's empty tomb.

    The works of Paul Troger, Klimt and Kokoschka draw Austrian art enthusiasts to the Ferdinandeum. Take in the Alpine views from Zaha Hadid's futuristic Bergisel ski jump and storybook Schloss Ambras castle.

    Locals gather for freshly tapped brews and animated conversation in the Old Town's vaulted taverns and traditional beer gardens. For a livelier scene, there's the Viaduktbögen railway arches, harboring pubs, clubs and live music bars. DJs play to a fashion-conscious crowd in the chestnut-shaded Hofgartencafe and in former warehouse Weekender Club. Like all Austrians, Innsbruckers take classical music seriously and nowhere does it in grander style than the neoclassical Landestheater -- dress up to join them.

    Innsbruckers are an indulgent lot, rivaling the Viennese with their lingering-about coffee house culture. Try chandelier-lit Cafe Sacher for rich chocolate cake and Cafe Munding for creamy tortes. Wood-beamed taverns hide in the charming lantern-lit Old Town, where Tyrolean fare like Gröstl (potatoes and pork or veal topped with a fried egg) satisfies.

    Universitätstrasse serves world flavors from Italian to Indian. For fusion cuisine with a far-reaching view over Innsbruck to the Alps beyond, book a table at glass-walled Lichtblick.

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    The Gumpp-house in the centre of Innsbruck

    by globetrott Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The Gumpp-house in the centre of Innsbruck

    This building in the very centre of Innsbruck was between 1653 and 1765 the house of the family of the architects Gumpp, who were the most important architects of Innsbruck :
    Christoff Gumpp 1600 - 1672
    Johann Martin Gumpp d. Ältere 1643 - 1720
    Georg Anton Gumpp 1682 - 1754
    Johann Martin Gumpp der Jüngere 1686 - 1765
    Today you will find a nice cafe in that building : Cafe Mundig - see their webpage below !

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    go take a walk!

    by vpas Written Jun 2, 2010

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    It is simply fascinating to walk around the old town.The sovenier shops,the quaint looking houses/guest houses,churches,the numerous pizzerias and cafes -- all are enlivening.Buy a delicious ice cream and just wander about without any care!!Beautiful,beautiful Innsbruck!so many sights to see in the old town.

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    Gummp house

    by mvtouring Written Aug 22, 2008

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    This building in the very centre of Innsbruck was between 1653 and 1765 the house of the family of the architects Gumpp, who were the most important architects of Innsbruck :
    Christoff Gumpp 1600 - 1672
    Johann Martin Gumpp d. Ältere 1643 - 1720
    Georg Anton Gumpp 1682 - 1754
    Johann Martin Gumpp der Jüngere 1686 - 1765
    Today you will find a nice cafe in that building : Cafe Mundig

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    Old Town Innsbruk

    by mallyak Written Aug 7, 2008

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    visitors are attracted by the historical environment of the Old Town with the renowned Golden Roof as focal point. The Habsburg kings held court in Innsbruck and you will find many historic sights, the most important one being the Ambras castle with its good art collection. Everywhere around Innsbruck's heritage of two "golden ages" can still be found: the first around 1500 under the Emperor Maxmilan I, the second in the mid-1700's under Empress Maria Thérèsia.

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    Katzunghaus

    by desert_princess Updated Jan 12, 2008

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    This house was built in the late XV century.The facade reliefs are made by the workshop of Gregor Tuering and represent musicians, stage artists and various types of tournaments. The reliefs are here to remind us that, once upon the time , the old city square was hosting Knights tournaments and battles.
    In the ground floor is located a exquisite coffee , probably the most frequented place in the old town. If time permits it , go for it! Make sure to visit the toilets as well, they are worth it - huge mirror glass in baroque frame and other cool stuff,same as the look through the window and the furniture in the upper floor.

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    Landhaus

    by Cristian_Uluru Written Oct 14, 2007

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    The Landhaus is the palace of the region and is reunited with the beautiful Palais Fugger-Taxis. The building was built by G.A.Gumpp between 1679 and 1690. The facade has allegorical plasters made by F.Serena in 1728. You can visit some rooms of the palace among which the staircase of honor and the room of the regional council with frescos of C.D.Asam.

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    Servitenkirche

    by Cristian_Uluru Written Oct 14, 2007

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    Servitenkirche was built by G.Sperandio betweeen 1614 and 1621 for wish of Anna Caterina Gonzaga, duchess of Mantua, second wife of the archduke Ferdinand II. Inside the church you can see the shovel of the main altar made by Polak in 1628.

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    Herzog-Friedrich-Strasse

    by Cristian_Uluru Written Oct 13, 2007

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    Herzog-Friedrich-Strasse is one the most beautiful roads of the Altstadt (old town) of Innsbruck. It crosses the whole historical center and it is flanked with beautiful buildings with porticos, houses with the decorated loggiatis and with beautiful insignias in beaten iron. Very interesting is the Gasthof weisses Kreuz, a house of the fifteenth century where Mozart lived.

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    The left side of Herzog-Friedrich-Straße

    by Cristian_Uluru Written Oct 13, 2007

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    On the left of Herzog-Friedrich-Straße there is the interesting Gasthof Goldener Adler (golden eagle) with a beautiful painted facade: it is held to be the most ancient inn in Austria. In front of the Gasthof you can see the Altes Regierungsgebaude. It is the ancient building of the government which was built in the fifteenth century and modified in 1689 by J.M.Gumpp.

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    Pfarrgasse

    by Cristian_Uluru Written Oct 13, 2007

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    Pfarrgasse is the short street that connects Herzog-Friedrich-Strasse with the cathedral square. Along the street you can see interesting medieval buildings like the Prechthaus with beautiful reliefs or the Ettlhaus built in 1500 with a Neo-Gothic facade.

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    Hofgasse

    by Cristian_Uluru Written Oct 6, 2007

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    The Hofgasse is the street that connects the Goldenes Dachl to the Rennweg. Along this street you can see the Deutschordenshaus (House of the Teutonic order) built in 1533. Another nice building is the Riesenhaus with Late-Gothic decorations.

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