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The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl)

Herzog Friedrich-Strasse 21, Innsbruck 6020, Austria
43 512 581111
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Ranked #19 of 40 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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London, United Kingdom
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127 reviews 127 reviews
73 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We, and loads of other tourists, stopped and looked and took photographs of the stunning 'golden' roof. As with many places of beauty in the town, the area around it is busy and some of the shops and cafes take away the uniqueness of the building.

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Mt. Vernon, Ohio
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

A beautiful building with historic significance.It was easy to access and is quite the centerpiece for the area.

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Yorba Linda, California
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83 reviews 83 reviews
56 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I think this is the best place to start viewing the Old Town in Innsbruck. Catch a cup of coffee at any of the local restaurants around the Golden Roof as a good way to view it as well as watch all the town goers go by. It is located on a great street in Innsbruck and really helps define... More

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Springfield, Oregon
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15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

As others have said the crowds can take a little of the luster away from this attraction. While a significant historical site it now is surrounded by cafes and souvenir shops with literally busloads of tourists. My tip would be to go early morning or later at night where you'd have a moment to reflect on the history and what... More

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Bristol, England
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Located in the old tourist area, one of the must sees in Innsbruck, plenty of cafes nearby to sit and look at it.

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Marshfield, Wisconsin
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Very busy location begs for people watching with a good cup of coffee and a strudel. Street entertainers were all over.

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Vienna, Austria
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68 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

It may be me, but I am not fond of places that attract a huge mass of international tourist groups. With the hordes of Japanese, Chinese, Americans plus the additional mix, the pretty old town of Innsbruck attracts the same crowd as the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Taormina in Sicily, and so many others. Seen it once, might not be... More

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Gympie, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

To be honest you could walk past this slice of history and not notice it, but if you know what it is you're looking for, you'll find the balcony with a gold painted roof facing onto the busy street in the old city. It was built by Emperor Maximilian 1. If you haven't heard of him, he founded the Hapsburg... More

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San Francisco, California
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The golden roof itself is vey beautiful and unique, but it is in a very busy location with a lot of tourists, and it is hard to take a good photo even.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Too much noice. But the total views and walks around the goldenes dachl are really 5 stars.Try to get lost in the old city.Avoid the big groups.You really feel living in the 18th century

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