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9 Amazing Places You Must Visit in Innsbruck, Austria

9 Amazing Places You Must Visit in Innsbruck, Austria

on Feb. 28, 2012 by

These are the best places to visit in the most gorgeous city in the Austrian Alps, make sure to give the local foods a try as well, their bread and sausages will please your every taste-bud.

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I needed a break from snowboarding in Seefeld so I took my Volkswagen Polo for a quick trip to downtown Innsbruck.

Places

  • 1. Goldenes Dachl

    The famous golden roof is a landmark of the city

    Herzog-Friedrich-Straße 15, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria

  • 2. Maria Theresien Strasse

    Main shopping street with breathtaking view of the Alps

    Maria-Theresien-Straße 39, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria

  • 3. River Houses

    Amazing colored houses on the opposite side of the river are another landmark of Innsbruck

    Innrain 4, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria

  • 4. Hofburg

    Place of the Habsburg dynasty, one of the notorious rulers of Europe

    Rennweg 1, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria

  • 5. Hofkirche

    Church with incredible statues and decor, a must see

    Universitätsstraße 2, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria

  • 6. Schloss Ambras

    Transformed from a fortress to a palace on top of a mountain

    Luigenstraße 22a, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria

  • 7. Wilten Basilica

    Parish church with incredible detailed decor, another gem

    Pastorstraße 5, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria

  • 8. Tirol Panorama

    Most incredible view of Innsbruck from a little chapel

    Bergisel 2, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria

  • 9. Kaiserjäger Museum

    War museum filled with historic weapons and warfare from WW1 and WW2

    Bergisel 2, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria

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It is truely a winter paradise city in the middle of the Alps.

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One of the great places I visited were: the Golden Roof, Maria-Theresien-Strasse, Imperial Palace, Imperial Chruch of Kenotaph Maximilian I, Ambras Castle, Cathedral of St. James and the Basilika Wilten. These places are all highly worth visiting.

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Innsbruck became the capital of all Tyrol in 1429 and in the fifteenth century the city became a centre of European politics and culture as emperor Maximilian I also resided in Innsbruck in the 1490s.

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The city benefited from the emperor's presence as can be seen for example in the so called Hofkirche. Here a funeral monument for Maximilian was planned and erected partly by his successors.

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The ensemble with a cenotaph and the bronze statues of real and mythical ancestors of the Habsburgian emperor are one of the main artistic monuments of Innsbruck.

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In 1938 Austria was annexed by Nazi Germany in the Anschluss. Between 1943 and April 1945, Innsbruck experienced twenty-two bomb attacks and suffered heavy damage. The KZ Innsbruck-Reichenau concentration camp was located here.

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The word bruck comes from the German word Brücke meaning "bridge" which leads to "the bridge over the Inn".

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