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afternoon
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afternoon 4°C

Wednesday

Wednesday
6°C
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Thursday

Thursday
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Forecast

Before the sun can do its job on Tuesday, it has to chase away the misty remnants of the humid air which arrived here last night. We can then look forward to a pleasant day.

Tendency

On Wednesday winds will increase at all altitudes and clouds will move in. Thursday will then bring winter weather with snow showers! However, this scenario will only last one single day: On Friday, warm air masses will move in and dominate our weather until Christmas Eve.

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Chronological Table of Innsbruck’s History

Here's an overview of Innsbruck’s history from the Romans to today ...

500 Years of Kaiser Maximilian

The 500thanniversary of the legendary Kaiser’s death is an important event for the city of Innsbruck, due to his shaping of the city’s future. He commissioned the construction of the Golden Roof, Innsbruck’s most famous landmark, and the impressive legacy of the life-size black marble cenotaph in the Hofkirche.

2019

Opening of the new House of Music

October 2018

The UCI Road World Championships in Innsbruck

September 2018

IFSC Climbing World Championships in Innsbruck

September 2018

Opening of the new Patscherkofelbahn cable cars

December 2017

IFSC World Youth Climbing Championships

September 2017

450 Years of Archduke Ferdinand II

The anniversary of the sovereign’s move to Tyrol. The enthusiastic collector commissioned the construction of Ambras Palace and relocated his greatest treasures here. They can still be viewed today.

2017

Crankworx Innsbruck

The Mountain Bike Gravity Festival ensures spectacular action upon its first visit to Innsbruck’s BikePark.

June 2017

BikePark Innsbruck

Construction of Innsbruck’s BikePark at Muttereralm.

January to June 2017

Opening of Innsbruck’s Climbing Centre

A giant climbing area with indoor and outdoor areas, ensuring modern and diverse climbing fun. Innsbruck’s climbing hall is also a training centre for many top international athletes.

2017

International Children's Winter Games

International Children

Innsbruck is the venue of the Olympic Games for Children.

January 2016

The new House of Music is born

The new House of Music is born

Innsbruck architect Erich Strolz's design wins against 126 competitors.

September 2015

​Demolition of the Civic Halls

Originally a redoubt, destroyed in the Second World War, rebuilt by Franz Baumann. A mulit-functional event centre until the construction of the Congress. Significant, listed wall friezes from Max Weiler (1960), regarded as his first abstract works.

2015

Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck

Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck
2012

Tirol Panorama Museum at Bergisel with Panoramic Painting

Tirol Panorama Museum at Bergisel with Panoramic Painting

Scenes from the third battle of Bergisel in 1809 against Napoleon and Bavarian troops. Zeno Diemer's artwork from 1896 depicts the fighting at the gates of Innsbruck in 1800 over 1,000 square metres.

2011

David Chipperfield

David Chipperfield

Opening of the newly-built, David Chipperfield-designed Kaufhaus Tyrol shopping centre.

2010

Alles wird gut (Everything will be OK)

Alles wird gut (Everything will be OK)

Redevelopment of Maria-Theresien-Straße. Designed by the architect team 'Alles wird gut'.

2008–2011

EURO 2008

EURO 2008

The European Football Championships in Innsbruck: Sweden, Russia, Greece and Spain meet each other in Group D.

2008

Hungerburgbahn

Hungerburgbahn

The new Hungerburg funicular enters operation. Worth seeing are the futuristic stations designed by Zaha Hadid.

2007

The Winter World Student games

The Winter World Student games

in Innsbruck and Seefeld

2005

New constructions in Innsbruck

New constructions in Innsbruck

Rebuilding of the Bergisel ski jump by Zaha Hadid, recipient of the International Architect Prize in 2003/2004. Construction of the Rathuasgalerie by Dominique Perrault in 2004, reconstruction of Innsbruck central train station.

2002/03

Winter Olympics in Innsbruck

Winter Olympics in Innsbruck
1964 and 1976

Formation of the Diocese of Innsbruck

Formation of the Diocese of Innsbruck

Innsbruck belonged to the Diocese of Brixen until 1919. After South Tyrol's annexation, the papal nunciature in Feldkirch oversaw the congregation. Innsbruck has been an independent diocese since 1964.

1964

Max Weiler

Max Weiler

Max Weiler's artwork for the Theresienkirche (St Theresa's) at Hungerburg. His depiction of people dressed in Tyrolean folk costume at Christ's crucifixion causes a scandal.

1946/47

Bombing

Bombing

Heavy bombing of Innsbruck, especially the cathedral, Wilten, central station, Maria-Theresien-Straße.

1943-45

The first alpine constructions at Seegrube and Hafelekar by Franz Baumann.

The first alpine constructions at Seegrube and Hafelekar by Franz Baumann.

Preserved in original forms and worth seeing in an award-winning combination with modern extensions.

1929

The railway arrives

Connection to the European rail network (Lower Inn Valley, Brenner and Arlberg)

1858-84

Hofburg Imperial Apartments

In the middle of the 19th century, living quarters for Kaiser Franz Joseph and his consort Elisabeth (Sisi) were erected in ostentatious Rococo style.

1850s

Innsbruck as state capital

Innsbruck as state capital

Innsbrcuk replaced Meran (now in South tyrol) as state capital. Before this, Innsbruck was an imperial residence of the Habsburgs (1420-1665).

1849

Returned to Austria

Returned to Austria

Tyrol returns to Austria. At the Congress of Vienna, Kaiser Franz I wins Tyrol back after 10 years of Bavarian rule.

1814/15

Andreas Hofer

Andreas Hofer

Leader of the Tyrolean troops during the four battles of Bergsiel (3 successful) against French-ruled Bavaria. Executed in Mantova in 1810, honoured as a hero to this day.

1809

Triumphpforte (Triumphal Arch)

Triumphpforte (Triumphal Arch)

Dedicated to the marriage of Archduke Peter Leopold (Leopold II) to Maria Ludovica in Innsbruck, and to the death of Kaiser Franz I. Reliefs by Balthasar Moll. The construction materials are taken from the demolished medieval city gate.

1765-1770

Reconstruction of the Hofburg

Reconstruction of the Hofburg

By Maria Theresia into a 'mini alpine Schönbrunn'. Prominent artists from Vienna, such as Nikolaus Parcassi, Konstantin von Walther and Franz A. Maulbertsch designed the palace in the late-Baroque style.

1740-1770

The City Parish Church of St Jakob (St James)

The City Parish Church of St Jakob (St James)

New construction of the high-Baroque city parish church of St James by Johann Jakob Herkommer. Painting of Mary of Succor by Lucas Cranach the Elder. Frescos from the legend of St James and stucco by the Asam brothers.

1717–1722

Annasäule (Column of St Anne)

Annasäule (Column of St Anne)

The Column of St Anne was mounted in gratitude for liberation from the occupying Bavarian army during the War of the Spanish Succession. Masonry work by the Benedetti brothers.

1703

The House of Lorraine in Innsbruck

Innsbruck becomes a residence of the House of Lorraine, ruling as governors for the Habsburgs. Union of the two dynasties through marriage. From 1736, the double-barrelled name Habsburg-Lorraine is in use after the marriage of Maria Theresia to Francis of Lorraine.

1669-1803

Foundation of the university

Foundation of the university

The university carries the name of its founders: Kaiser Leopold I, the first founder, and Francis I, who refounded it after Bavarian occupation in 1826.

1669

End of the Tyrolean Habsburgs

End of the Tyrolean Habsburgs

Sigmund Franz dies as last prince in 1665. Leopold I dissolves the royal court in Innsbruck. Governors are deployed from Vienna.

1655-1665

Archduke Ferdinand Charles

Archduke Ferdinand Charles

Engages Cesti as the Royal Court's musical director at the opera house. Visit of the Swedish Queen Christina in 1655, and her conversion to Catholicism. First performance of the opera L'Argia by Pietro Antonio Cesti in her honour.

1646–1662

The Jesuit Church

The Jesuit Church

New construction of the Jesuit Church by Christoph Gumpp after collapse in 1627. An early-Baroque church with crypt (princely graves of Leopold V's family)

1629

Claudia de’Medici

Claudia de'Medici marries Archduke Leopold V. Lavish patronage of the arts and court life. From 1632 to 1646, she rules after Leopold's death. The Claudiana, early-Baroque ballroom with coats-of-arms. Claudia introduces bilingualism to the Mercantile Magistrate of Bozen/Bolzano.

1626

Archduke Leopold V

Archduke Leopold V

Founds the 'Comedihaus' - one of the earliest opera houses north of the Alps in 1629 (on the site of the Congress). Brings Lucas Cranach the Elder's painting of Mary of Succor to Innsbruck. Equestrian statue at the Leopold Fountain.

1618–1632

Archduke Maximilian III

Archduke Maximilian III

Archduke Maximilian III, Teutonic Knight, Prince of Tyrol and member of the Teutonic Order. Tomb in the Church of St James designed by Caspar Gras. Hermitage at the Capuchins.

1602–1618

Archduke Ferdinand II

Ferdinand II marries Philippine Welser. Governor in Bohemia, inherits Tyrol and Further Austria. Reconstruction of Ambras into a Renaissance palace, and construction of lower palace for his art collection. Regarded as the oldest museum in central Europe.

1564–1595

Ambras Palace

Ambras Palace

Reconstruction of the medieval castle into a palace for Ferdinand II. Spanish Hall built as first stand-alone Renaissance ballroom north of the Alps (1570-72), today a concert hall. Armoury, art chamber, chamber of wonders, bathroom and the Habsburg portrait gallery are popular attractions.

1564–1572

Tomb of Maximilian I

Tomb of Maximilian I

The Maximilian I tomb project. 28 oversized bronze figures (ancestors and heroes) keep watch, a cenotaph with 24 marble reliefs. The most significant in the German-speaking area. 1553-1563 construction of the Hofkirche under Ferdinand I. Maximilian's grave is, however, in Wiener Neustadt.

1502–1584

Goldenes Dachl (Golden Roof)

Goldenes Dachl (Golden Roof)

An alcove balcony, built under Maximilian I. Completed in 1500 with 2,657 fire-gilded copper tiles. Decorated with reliefs of Maximilian and his consort, the chancellor, court jester and morisco dancers by Niklas Türing the Elder. Today, the museum functions as a memorial to its founder.

1500

Maximilian I

Maximilian I

Maximilian I takes over Tyrol in 1490. Innsbruck becomes his favourite residence and seat for many government agencies, such as the finance office. Arsenal in the armoury. Assignments for many prominent artists, including Albrecht Dürer.

1490–1519

Sigismund (rich in coin)

Coinage of the Guldengroschen in Hall, marriage to Eleanor of Scotland. Brings many humanists to the royal court. Extravagance leads to deposition. Start of construction of the Hofburg palace (completed 1500).

1486

Duke Friedrich IV

'Freddy of the empty pockets' - a nickname given to him due to his support of the wrong papal candidate. Imprisoned by the Council of Constance and loses his lands. Moves the royal court from Meran to Innsbruck, beginning the rise of Innsbruck as a Habsburg seat of power.

1420

Margarete Maultasch

The last countess of Tyrol, Margarete Maultasch, gives Tyrol to the Habsburgs (Rudolf IV) and not, as expected, to the Wittelsbachs. Start of conflict between Tyrol and Bavaria. The altar at Tyrol Castle recalls these times (1370, check the Tyrolean State Museum).

1363

The unification of Tyrol

Meinhard II of Gorizia-Tyrol (1238-1295) becomes the first to unite the areas north and south of the Brenner Pass as the 'Princely Duchy of Tyrol'. Founder of the Cistercian Abbey in Stams.

1271

The Counts of Tyrol

End of the Andechs, political marriage leads to the County of Tyrol. They reside at Tyrol Castle near Meran, the place after which the land is named.

1248

Innsprugg

Emergence of the market town under the Bavarian Counts of Andechs. Barter agreement with the abbot of Wilten. Construction of the first bridge over the Inn (1186), lending its name to the re-establishment. In 1237, mention as 'urbs oenipons' (City of Innsbruck).

1186

Wilten Monastery

Wilten Monastery

Premonstratensians come to Wilten. Consecration of the church in 1138. The most important Order in Innsbruck with a large estate. The Abbot of Wilten becomes highest ecclesiatical authority. Bishop's seat in Brixen until 1919.

1128

Conrad II

Secures a loan from the bishops of Trient and Brixen, princes of the Holy Roman Empire, on the area 'terra intra montes' (Bozen, Vinschgau, Noricum). The bishops give the areas as fiefdoms to nobles. The 'land in the mountains' becomes a bone of contention between rival families. In northern tyrol, the counts of Andechs rule (990-1248).

1027

Bavarian land grab

Countless Bavarians settle what is now known as Tyrol. The bishop's seat moves in the 10th century from Säben to Brixen.

6th Century.

Brenner Pass

Brenner Pass

​The road through Brenner is built by Tiberius and Drusus, Augustus' stepsons. Becomes the most important north-south connection in the middle ages. Veldidena becomes the most important Roman supply depot in the 2nd and 3rd centuries. Roman veterans settle the lands, ally with the Raeti. Emergence of the Raeti-Romans.

15 BC.


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