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The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl)

Herzog Friedrich-Strasse 21, Innsbruck 6020, Austria
43 512 581111
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Ranked #20 of 41 attractions in Innsbruck
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Traveler Description: With a roof covered with thousands of gilt copper roof tiles, the Golden Roof is a symbol of Innsbruck and overlooks the Herzog-Friedrichs... or the... more »
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Everything in Innsbruck is small and this applies to The Golden Roof also. Easy to find and nice to watch. Unfortunately we could not visit the museums.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I must admit I was slightly disappointed with the appearance of the Golden Roof - I expected more shine and glamour! Having said that, it was very easy to find and definitely worth a picture or two!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We only observed from outside...... but it is certainly something to see. On the Sunday morning there was a group of musicians on the balcony... and a big crowd watching. Look above the roof as well, to the mountains behind - a stunning location not to be missed

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

The reason to go inside the Golden Roof is for the great history lesson you will receive on this region. Even my teens were engaged by the presentation which uses diagrams, descriptions and a short movie. After the movie you walk through a room that has historical pieces from the time period. It gave perspective to our tour of the... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The reason we visited the Golden Roof was that it is an important landmark in Innsbruck. However, the visit to the museum frankly speaking aren't particular interesting although I am a history lover.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

One can just imagine royalty watching a joust from their front row seat in the balcony of the Goldenes Dachl! It is amazing to know that this was concreted up for protection during the world war and came out unscathed. It is a beautiful structure and you can't miss it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Something to admire whilst there. The crowds gathered taking pictures for keepsakes and strolled around visiting the shops for souvenirs or something to eat which was not in short supply. I did the same thing back in 2006

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

It's neat to look at, but is another one of those types of attractions that if you don't know the history, it's hard to be overly impressed. Be sure you read what it's about before you go.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

it is a landmark structure located in the old town section of innsbruck.u cant miss it while walking around the old town area.the golden roof is actually a three storey balcony housed in a building in the midst of the town.this balcony was used by the emperor n his wife,where they sat n from where they observed festivals,tournaments n other... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Beautiful, well worth a trip to see, placed right in the centre, not difficult to find .Tower and Palace in the same area. For cheaper eats to save cash go onto the parallel road beside the main street where the locals shop. We bought supermarket sandwiches for a fraction of the price.

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