When the river Inn, the longest river of Austria, reaches a wide valley on the skirts of Alps; it embraces the the most beautiful city of the country, Innsbruck. When you look at the mountains embelished into an eye-brightening green, the possibility that you may see the eagles and other fierce birds is rather high. This town which welcomes skiers with its smoky peaks and curious tourists in summer is a town with the population of 120 thousand… every day, numerous tourists rush into this town to see the symbol of the town, Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl)…
When you climb up the tower near the town tower, Stadtturm, through 148 steps; you may see the town in detail with the 360 degree angle. The construction of the Golden Roof right beside the tower began in 1442 and continued for 80 years. The balcony housetop of the building was covered with 2657 pieces of copper plates coated with gold. When the sun beats down on it, especially, the Helblighaus which greets people with its magnificent appearance and drawing attraction with its ornaments on its façade at the crosswise of the Golden Roof will attract your attention. In this square where numerous ceremonies in the town were held, you will experience the moments of pleasure.
Meanwhile, don’t forget to turn to the street near the Golden Roof and visit St. Jakob, the biggest church of the town with its two giant towers and large doom. Again, the Hofburg Palace which is famous for the ornaments on its ceiling was also constructed in 1460. It was re-organized by Maria Theresa between the years of 1754 and 1773. It is possible that you can see the halls which reflect the magnificence and welfare of the period, pictures and ceiling ornaments in their original form.
While you are visiting Innsbruck, give a coffee break, watch the unique view of Alps, the clouds dancing in the sky and draw the very clean air.