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The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl)

Herzog Friedrich-Strasse 21, Innsbruck 6020, Austria
43 512 581111
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Ranked #17 of 36 Attractions in Innsbruck
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Owner description: This famous balcony in Innsbruck's historic neighborhood was constructed out of gold to honor the...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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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san francisco
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Pretty, gold plated (I think) shingles on the awning of the old city hall (I think). It's pretty, but don't expect a whole roof!

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Old Colwyn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 via mobile

Easy to spot and quick to tick off your sightseeing list. During the evening along with the Christmas market there are trumpeters playing from the balcony which is lovely.

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texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Don't expect to be blown away by the Golden Roof. It is not that impressive for all the hype. Take a picture and call it good. The only redeeming value is that it is in Old Town which is very picturesque so you can check it off your list without much effort.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The golden roof really is something that stands out in the center of Innsbruck altstadt. We were lucky enough to see it with Christmas decoration and with lighting over it, and it would be a picture that will remain unforgettable to us... It fits very well with the scenery in this exact spot and it is mainly the most central... More 

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

In the heart of old Innsbruck, the golden roof sticks out amongst the traditional buildings that surround it. Since you're not able to go inside and onto the balcony, there are plenty of local cafes nearby to sit at, admire the roof and enjoy a cappuccino and strudel.

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

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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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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