The Golden Roof ("Goldenes Dachl") is located in the heart of Innsbruck. It is considered to be Innsbruck's most well-known attraction and a landmark of the former imperial residence city. Basically, it is a late Gothic oriel that was built in 1420 as the residence of the princes of Tyrol. Since then, the roof, covered with 2657 fire-gilded copper shingles, adorns the old town of Innsbruck. From the outside, the building can be visited free of charge all year round.
Since 2006, the building has housed a museum of the same name, which is accessible for an entrance fee. Inside are six showrooms, which both tell of Emperor Maximilian I, the builder of this unique structure, and inform its visitors about the life and work of the population at that time. An audio guide, available in several languages, leads visitors through Innsbruck's exciting history.
Little visitors have also been thought of. There are entertaining children's stations, a puzzle rally and even a separate room where games and books arouse interest in the Middle Ages. In addition, emphasis was placed on accessibility, a stair lift and wider areas make the bay window of the Golden Roof accessible to everyone.
On the occasion of his marriage, Emperor Maximilian I. had the late Gothic oriel built between 1497 and 1500. The oriel is 16 meters wide and the roof is 3.7 meters high and covered with 2,657 fire-gilded copper shingles. The eighteen relief panels artistically carved from sandstone are copies that replaced the originals in the 20th century. Six of the originals can be admired in the Golden Roof Museum.
- The day pass at Golden Roof in Innsbruck is €5.30 making it one of the 5 cheapest tourist Attractions in Austria.
How to get there
The Golden Roof is located in the pedestrian zone. Therefore, parking directly around the Golden Roof isn`t possible. If you arrive by car and want to visit the Golden Roof, you can park in one of the surrounding parking lots. From there you can reach the destination in a few minutes on foot.