Golden Roof in Innsbruck
The city of Innsbruck’s landmark, the Golden Roof, is located directly in the historical center of town.
German Emperor Maximilian I commissioned the Golden Roof in 1500. At the time, Innsbruck was the epicenter of Europe. This late-Gothic oriel, covered with 2,657 fire-gilded copper tiles, served to represent the emperor – a symbol of his power. Today you’ll find the Golden Roof Museum in the palace, which once served as the residence of the Tyrolean sovereigns. The museum’s exhibitions and tours chronicle the magnificent life of Emperor Maximilian I.