Distance to the hotel: 94 km
The name of the Tyrolean capital is origintated as the name of the place where the "bridge over the Inn" was located. Today Innsbruck is a magnificently situated major city in the Alps.
The city's landmark is the Golden Roof, a late gothic alcove balcony covered with 2,657 fire-gilded copper shingles. The Golden Roof is located at the Neuer Hof in Innsbruck's historic old town. The Imperial Hofburg and the Hofkirche ar among the main sights. The Hofburg is a residence built and inhabited by the Habsburgs. It was originally built as a castle in the late Middle Ages and expanded into a palace in the early modern period. Its present state is based on extensions under Empress Maria Theresa. In the Court Church, popularly known as the "Schwarzmanderkirche", 28 artistically crafted black men guard the tomb of Emperor Maximilian I. Curiously, eight of the 28 men are women and they guard the Emperor's empty sarcophagus. The latter is buried in Wiener Neustadt. Other sights of Innsbruck are the Triumphal Arch and Ambras Castle.
A modern landmark is the Bergisel Ski Jump, which was given a contemporary makeover by star architect Zaha Hadid.