Maximilian's Goldenes Dachl
Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
Maximilian's Goldenes Dachl Innsbruck Reviews
May 21, 2005
One of many stops on our tour was in Innsbruck, Austria to see the old town area where the Hapsburgs ruled for so long. The walking tour led us through the pedestrian only lanes where the church and surrounding homes and businesses were located.
One of the highlights of the walk was to the square where we could look up and see the Goldenes Dachl "Golden Roof" erected by Emperor Maximilian I in 1500.
Although the home had been constructed nearly a hundred years before he ordered that the balcony, complete with golden roof, be constructed in honor of his second marriage to Bianca Maria Sforza of Milan. They wanted to be able to overlook the square below where music, dancing and tournaments were held.
You can, for a small price, go inside and visit the small museum and get an audio tour. But you are not allowed to go out onto the balcony itself.
I wouldn’t go to Innsbruck just for this site, but if you are there, it is a beautiful place and the surrounding architecture is wonderful.
Part of the Spring 2005 travel blog
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