Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl)
The symbol of the city of Innsbruck is slated with 2,657 fire-gilded copper shingles.
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In the heart of the historic district of Innsbruck, there is the world-famous Golden Roof, the symbol of the city. The emperor Maximilian I (1459 - 1519) had the late Gothic bay built on the occasion of his wedding around 1500 AD in order to defeat the rumors regarding the imperial financial difficulties. Moreover it served as lodge in different perfromances and tournaments. The building itself, however, had been built by archduke Friedrich IV in the early 15th century.
The bay is 16 m wide and the roof is 3.7 m high and is slated with 2,657 fire-gilded copper shingles. Below the fringe of the roof you can see reliefs portraying the emperor Maximilian I with his wives Maria Bianca Sforza and Maria Burgund together with morris dancers. The modernised Golden Roof Museum offers information and entertainment in six rooms. The focus is not only set on the emperor’s rule, but also on normal life of those times.
There is even a special room for children, providing an interesting insight in life of ancient times. “Kunz von der Rosen”, the mascot of the museum, accompanies children on their way back in history. By the way: an audioguide in six languages (German, English, Italian, French, Spanish and Russian) and exhibit text panels in Chinese language are available!
Where: in the historic district of Innsbruck
Peculiarity: 2,657 fire-gilded copper shingles
Opening hours: May - September daily from 10 am - 5 pm, October - April Tuesday - Sunday from 10 am - 5 pm, November closed
Ticket (adults): from 4.00 Euros (museum)
Further information: phone +43 512 5360 1441, firstname.lastname@example.org