The Imperial Palace can be accessed via the court. Opposite of Café Sacher is a small ramp which leads to a bell with a wheelchair symbol. Please ring the bell and the door will open. Via a stair lift you will reach the foyer and another lift will take you to the showrooms. The Imperial Palaces disposes of two accessible, disabled friendly toilets. The showrooms themselves don’t cause any problems.
At the end of the 15th century, as Emperor Maximilian I held court in Innsbruck, the Imperial Palace had already had today's dimensions. Empress Maria Theresia renovated the existing palace and gave it its monumental baroque style. One of the many showrooms is the great Festival hall, which once was the most lavish hall in the whole alpine region.
We will then cross the Imperial Palace’s court and get to St. Jacob’s Cathedral in the north. Along the cathedral’s southern side we will reach the main portal in the west.