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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 40 Attractions in Innsbruck
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Owner description: This famous balcony in Innsbruck's historic neighborhood was constructed out of gold to honor the marriage of Maximilian I and his wife.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

A famous roof that could have started a war. Fortunately the Emperor was no dummy. He built his part of the balcony to celebrate his marriage to his third wife Bianca from Milan. He was also however first married to a very wealthy and politically influencial Maria from Burgundy-sadly she died, note he painted them both with himself. No war.... More

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Magdeburg, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Nothing special, actually, but is a symbol of the city, so don't miss it during your walk. You will definetely walk across the place, so you can't miss it in the daylight by the sunshine.

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Valenzuela, Rizal, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

i like the unique golden roof design of the front building. the only one of its kind. people and tourists are always taking pictures for soveigners.

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Florianópolis, SC
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Located in a pedestrian street, in the Altstadt, probably you will walk by there. A small piece of roof, golden. That's it, that's all. Nothing exciting.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Maximilian I built it to attract individuals to the city center but it is nothing special to look at. Fortunately, you probably will walk by the area anyway, so it is not out of your way.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

It was an awesome sight when the sunlight made it gleam and shine. Enjoyed hearing the history behind it's construction.

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Atlanta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

It would be easy to dismiss this Innsbruck landmark as just a pretty facade on another old town building, but stop an think about those things that have become an icon/landmark where you live and why. This beautiful glistening tile roof has an amazing history going back over 500 years to the time of Emperor Maximilian I, to mark his... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

So much hype for What? We only realised that this was The golde roof when a large tourist group came to take pics. It is literally a small peice of golden shade on one of the typical looking coffee/shop houses. Fail to understand how it is ranked among top in Innsbruck >_<

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Emmaus, PA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This is said to be a great thing, but it is overstated. A gold colored piece of metal on a relatively small roof, and not at the top of the building. It is easy to spot and a bit unusual, I is in midtown Innsbruck.

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Philadelphia, Pa.
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Innsbruck's most famous sight is also the most likely to make you say "meh." See it. Check it off the list. Now go get an overpriced ice cream cone.

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