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Get to know Innsbruck your way

Sightseeing classics and insider tips off the beaten track: our tours have it all. So you can explore Innsbruck independently and on your own schedule. Go on a journey of discovery through the oldest parts of the city, take a look at modern Innsbruck or walk in the footsteps of the famous Habsburg imperial dynasty. If you don't have very long, we can even tell you how to get to know Innsbruck in one hour, one day or three days. 

Guided city tours are, of course, also available if you would rather visit Innsbruck's sights with a guide. Click here for more information about the guided tours.

Treasure hunters and puzzle fans explore Walks 4 and 7 on the GO Innsbruck scavenger hunt.

Walk 4: In the Habsburgs’ footsteps – Innsbruck Region
Walk 4: In the Habsburgs’ footsteps
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Almost everyone who hears the name of Innsbruck immediately thinks of the Golden Roof, and a famous personality is inextricably linked with this special attraction: Emperor Maximilian I (1459–1519). He not only had the glittering roof built and transferred important court offices to Innsbruck but is considered, by virtue of his marriage policy, as the founder of the House of Habsburg and was soon called the "first European". 

He always regarded Innsbruck as his actual capital. So it’s not surprising that the many buildings he had built all over the city still remind us of him 500 years after his death. But he was not the only Habsburger to establish a memorial for himself in Innsbruck over the centuries. 

Experience first hand a piece of European history and follow in the Habsburgs’ footsteps!

 


Route description:

 

  • Start at the Golden Roof
  • Head east along Pfarrgasse to the Cathedral of St James
  • Continue through the passage past the Fischerhäusl
  • Go past the Congress, Tyrolean State Theatre, Leopold’s Fountain and House of Music
  • Continue to the Imperial Palace and Court Church
  • Head east on Universitätsstrasse through the small passage at the Jesuit Church on to Prof.-Franz-Mair-Gasse which leads to the Tyrolean State Museum
  • Had south along Wilhelm-Greil-Strasse to Rudolf’s Fountain on Bozner Platz
  • Take Wilhelm-Greil-Strasse and Salurner Strasse to the Triumphal Arch
  • Head north along Maria-Theresien-Strasse to the Burggraben
  • Go east across Franziskanerplatz square to the Adeliges Damenstift
  • Return along Riesengasse to the starting point


In the surrounding area



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Elevation profile

morning
19°C/66°F
60% Fineweather
4400m
Frostborder

Wednesday

Wednesday
28°C/82°F
50% Fineweather
4600m
Frostborder

Thursday

Thursday
26°C/79°F
40% Fineweather
4230m
Frostborder

Forecast

Yesterday the airflow swung to the south and brought a bit more humid maritime air to our region, which increased the risk of thunderstorms.

For Saturday no change is expected: the air arriving here is not humid enough to prevent the sun from shining, but it will still produce thunderstorms in the afternoon and in the evening.

Tendency

There are no significant changes expected for the next few days. Before Saturday the weather will be fine again.

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