The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl)

The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl)

The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl)
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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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  • mcollazo288
    St. Petersburg, Florida468 contributions
    Unique Historical Building & Museum
    A pretty historical building at the end of a lovely walking spot with the alps in the back ground. The golden roof has an interesting story. We did not go in. Enjoyed the restaurants with the fur blankets on the chairs since we visited in winter. There are covered walking areas around the stores as you walk towards the palace in case of bad weather. I also had no issues using my electric scooter for mobility on the cobble streets!
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 13, 2023
  • coinila H
    1 contribution
    Imperdibile
    A wonderful old structure at the end of a great strolling place with the alps in the rear ground. The history of the golden roof is intriguing. We didn't enter. Because we went during the winter, we enjoyed the restaurants with the fur blankets covering the chairs. As you proceed towards the palace, there are covered strolling spaces all around the shops in case of inclement weather. I also had no trouble maneuvering on the cobblestone streets with my electric scooter!
    Visited May 2022
    Written March 28, 2023
  • DarylJ552
    Carlsbad, California3,262 contributions
    MUSEUM WHICH WAS THE HOME OF KAISER MAXIMILIAN I
    We walked to The Golden Roof Museum on the pedestrian mall in Innsbruck. The museum building was the home of Kaiser Maximilian I in the 1400's and 1500's. He was the ruler of most of europe at one time. The exhibits are very interesting and informative.
    Visited July 2023
    Written August 21, 2023
  • Catherine G
    Nice, France1,247 contributions
    Interesting
    This golden roof is the symbol of the old town of Innsbruck. It’s not big but when the sun is shining it’s brilliant and very nice. With our Innsbruck card we could visit the museum and we saw this golden roof on the other side. To see the place and people below us was very impressive.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 15, 2023
  • quacks
    Cheshunt, United Kingdom209 contributions
    The Golden Roof!
    It's gold and it's a roof - that's about it. You can't miss it as it's on a main square in the old town. The cafe on the square is a nice place to stop for a drink though. Interesting fire hydrant that attracted a lot of photographers!
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 25, 2024
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Acineto
Auckland Central, New Zealand20,157 contributions
Dec 2019
The Golden Roof is located in the Old Town square and fairly easy to spot, even at night. During Christmas, there is a market in the square so it gets a bit hectic but it wasn't difficult to get photos of it both during the day and night. It looks like a balcony built on the side of a building. The roof was remarkable but the designs carved into it is also quite nice. The roof was more obvious during the day, brightly golden against the buildings beside it.
I unexpectedly wandered into the square one night and heard some music. They were playing instruments from three of the buildings in the Town Square, one of them being the balcony under the Golden Roof.
It was nice to see and the area is also nice to look around so it is worth the stop.
Written March 25, 2020
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KatrinaMolini
Corciano, Italy7,514 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
The “building with a golden roof” (Goldenes Dachl) was built in the year 1500 by the Emperor Maximilian. Historically balcony was covered with gilded, copper tiles. The building is a tiny museum, where you can learn more about the life of the Emperor and admire the view of the city from the famous balcony. Honestly I have enjoyed that roof more from the outside (though it was cool to peek inside the balcony from the museum) just walking around and by admiring it from a top when we climbed the tower.
Written March 7, 2022
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FREDRIK
257 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
The emperor Maximilian remarried at the end of the 1500 th centuary and because he didnt want to become enemies with Burgundy he protraited both his old and new wife on the building. He also let build the roof with some 1400 goldplated copper tiles that today draw 1000's of tourists. Located in the old town.
Written June 24, 2022
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Raintree_Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand3,814 contributions
Nov 2022
Nothing much to see really, but an interesting story behind it. The 600-year old golden roof doesn't even have much gold composition, but is made of fire-gilded copper tiles. Anyway, every visitor to Innsbruck seems obliged to visit and take a photo before moving on to other sights.
Written February 18, 2023
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tarheeltraveler4509
Manassas, VA396 contributions
Aug 2022 • Friends
Seeing the roof was fine and we actually saw a couple finishing their marriage ceremony or event at this location. It really is just a good excuse to visit the old Town area which I thought was very charming and walkable. Get your picture and then find a good place to eat or shop.
Written September 25, 2022
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DarylJ552
Carlsbad, CA3,262 contributions
Jul 2023
We walked to The Golden Roof Museum on the pedestrian mall in Innsbruck. The museum building was the home of Kaiser Maximilian I in the 1400's and 1500's. He was the ruler of most of europe at one time. The exhibits are very interesting and informative.
Written August 21, 2023
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SenyraMB
Setubal, Portugal209 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
Beautiful landmark at the heart of Innsbruck. It's not everyday that you see golden roofs, so if you are in the area this is a very convenient stop in downtown, since there are many other historic landmarks around, as well as shops, a mall and gastronomic options. Make sure to visit the museum inside if you want to get the most value out of this landmark.
Written January 15, 2023
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Kobus
Sasolburg, South Africa188 contributions
Jun 2021
Such a place filled with rich history. From the golden coined roof, to the Swarovski shop and the old house with the tower looking over the old and new town. There are also smaller newer stalls for the tourists, but beware of the prices. really worth your time to vist the Swarovski shop - too many items for sale, a buyers heaven!
Written May 23, 2022
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mcollazo288
St. Petersburg, FL468 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
A pretty historical building at the end of a lovely walking spot with the alps in the back ground. The golden roof has an interesting story. We did not go in. Enjoyed the restaurants with the fur blankets on the chairs since we visited in winter. There are covered walking areas around the stores as you walk towards the palace in case of bad weather. I also had no issues using my electric scooter for mobility on the cobble streets!
Written March 13, 2023
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Catherine G
Nice, France1,247 contributions
Sep 2023 • Friends
This golden roof is the symbol of the old town of Innsbruck. It’s not big but when the sun is shining it’s brilliant and very nice. With our Innsbruck card we could visit the museum and we saw this golden roof on the other side. To see the place and people below us was very impressive.
Written September 15, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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