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Golden Roof: Our most recommended tours and activities

Innsbruck: City Highlights Private Guided Tour

1. Innsbruck: City Highlights Private Guided Tour

Explore Innsbruck and discover the historic parts of the city with a private licensed guide. Your tour will start at the arranged meeting point in the center of Innsbruck. First you will enjoy the Imperial Garden, and walk past the Imperial Palace to the Court Church with the funeral monument of Emperor Maximilian and his bronze "Black Men" (Schwarze Mander). Also, worth a visit is the baroque Cathedral of St. James. Its interior contains the famous painting Mariahilf (Mary of Succor) by Lucas Cranach the Elder. The admission to the cathedral is free, visits are only possible outside of church services. Afterwards, you will stroll through the historic city center to the former magnificent alcove balcony of Emperor Maximilian, the Golden Roof, the most photographed monument in Innsbruck. Through narrow alleys past colorful historic town houses you will reach the Inn bridge. Here you will enjoy the view of the colorful house facades with the breathtaking mountain scenery of the Nordkette in the background. Are you interested in modern architecture? There is also something to discover in Innsbruck, including Zaha Hadid's futuristic-looking stations of the Hungerburg funicular, the new House of Music, David Chipperfield's Kaufhaus Tyrol or the town hall galleries by Dominique Perrault. The tour ends on Maria Theresien Street with its magnificent buildings in baroque style, the St. Anne's column and the Triumphal Arch as a crowning finale. The tour can also end at your hotel in the center of Innsbruck.

Innsbruck: Food Walking Tour with a Licensed Guide

2. Innsbruck: Food Walking Tour with a Licensed Guide

On this entertaining guided tour, you will learn about Innsbruck’s history, its architecture, its culture and its inhabitants while tasting culinary delicacies. During our leisurely city walk, we will explore Innsbruck's old town with its many sights. Stroll with us through narrow alleys past colourful houses and enjoy the view from the Inn Bridge. See the breath-taking mountain backdrop of the Nordkette. We will also look behind the facades, where there are unexpected cultural and culinary treasures to discover! Not to be missed is Innsbruck's landmark, the Golden Roof, whose 2.657 fire-gilded shingles inspired a master confectioner for a sweet creation. Golden Roof shingles with honey-roasted almonds, pistachio marzipan, almond nougat and dark chocolate - a real delight!! On our tour, you will sample a selection of delicious and hearty Tyrolean specialities served with amusing stories and anecdotes about Tyrolean Inn and Eating Culture of times gone by. Sweet delicacies round off the tour. Enjoy the ambience of one of the traditional cafés/confectioneries and take in the flair of Innsbruck's old town.

City Quest Innsbruck: Discover the Secrets of the City!

3. City Quest Innsbruck: Discover the Secrets of the City!

Get ready for an amazing adventure with our City Quest! It's like a treasure hunt and a fun Innsbruck self-guided tour all rolled into one, and you're in charge with your trusty smartphone as your guide. You'll discover the wonders of the city, solve cool puzzles, unlock secret codes, and learn interesting and fun staff about the history of the city - all while enjoying a walk through the charming streets of Innsbruck Just arrive at the starting point and begin the City Quest immediately with your phone. As you start your self-guided walking tour, you'll decode clues that lead you to different checkpoints throughout the city. At each checkpoint, you'll tackle puzzles, unlock codes, and uncover fascinating facts about the city's history and famous spots. Your City Quest concludes with a sense of achievement as you solve the final puzzle. After the adventure, you'll receive a detailed summary of your journey, including your accomplishments and how long it took. Once your City Quest ends, you'll be perfectly positioned to explore more of the city on your own. You can continue your day, maybe revisiting some of the sites you discovered during the quest or exploring new parts of this wonderful city. Specially for that we designed GOOGLE MAPS, where we add all the best spots of the City! We provide City Quests in various languages. If you have a language preference, please mention it in the comments. By default, we'll send the quest in English, but you can switch to another language during the quest.

Innsbruck: Self-Guided Audio Tour

4. Innsbruck: Self-Guided Audio Tour

Welcome to the enchanting city of Innsbruck, where history, culture, and myth intertwine amidst breathtaking alpine scenery. Embark on a journey through time and explore the rich tapestry of this Austrian gem with our Innsbruck Self-Guided Audio Tour. Nestled in the heart of the Alps, Innsbruck boasts a history dating back centuries. Once a bustling trading post along the Via Claudia Augusta, it evolved into a vibrant hub of culture and commerce. From its humble beginnings as a small settlement to its rise as the capital of Tyrol, Innsbruck has witnessed the ebb and flow of empires, leaving behind a legacy that is as diverse as it is captivating. As you wander through the cobblestone streets, let the tales of emperors and nobles, artisans and adventurers, come to life through our audio guide. Discover the myths and legends that shroud the city, from the mysterious stories of the Golden Roof to the legendary figures of Tyrolean folklore. Innsbruck's architecture is a testament to its storied past, with Gothic cathedrals, Baroque palaces, and medieval townhouses adorning its skyline. Marvel at the intricate details of the St. James's Cathedral, with its stunning facade and ornate interior. Admire the imperial splendor of the Hofburg Palace, once the seat of Tyrolean rulers, and stroll through the charming streets of the Old Town, where every corner reveals a new architectural wonder. But our tour isn't just about history and architecture; it's about experiencing Innsbruck on your own terms. With our self-guided audio tour, you have the freedom and flexibility to explore at your own pace, pausing to take in the sights that captivate you and delving deeper into the stories that intrigue you most. Whether you're a history buff, a culture vulture, or simply a curious traveler, our tour is designed to cater to your preferences and interests. Learn more about the top 11 tourist attractions in Innsbruck. Its history, culture, myths, architecture, and other important facts are in this audio commentary which starts from the city's central station then the itinerary gradually moves one by one 1. Innsbruck Hauptbahnhof 2. Maria-Theresien-Straße 3. Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum 4. Hofkirche mit Silberner Kapelle (Court Church), 5. Altstadt Innsbruck, 6. Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) 7. Stadtturm 8. Dom zu St. Jakob (St. James' Cathedral) 9. Nordkette Cable Car 10. Bergisel Ski Jump 11. Ambras Castle So, grab your headphones, lace up your walking shoes, and get ready to embark on an unforgettable journey through the streets of Innsbruck. Let the past come alive as you immerse yourself in the history, culture, and myths of this remarkable city.

Innsbruck: Christmas Tour with a licensed guide

5. Innsbruck: Christmas Tour with a licensed guide

Experience the magic of festive Innsbruck Start your walking tour in the lobby of your hotel in the city centre or at the car/bus parking or train station Stroll through the old town accompanied by the scent of mulled wine, roasted Almonds, fried dough pastry... Experience Innsbruck´s oldest Christmas market and the Golden Roof Visit the Tyrolean Nativity Scenes Museum & Court Church Admire the Swarovski crystal tree and the mechanical Jaufenthaler nativity scene Discover the Christmas Market in Maria-Theresien-Straße with sparkling light trees and modern lightning design

Innsbruck: Private City Tour by a licenced "Austria Guide"

6. Innsbruck: Private City Tour by a licenced "Austria Guide"

On this walking Tour, together with your personal Guide, you will explore the center of Innsbruck, the so called "Old Town". Set between the surrounding Northern and Central Alps, Innsbruck is since several thousand years a crossing between North- and Southeurope. Todays Maria Theresien Straße was the first suburb of Innsbruck, several old baroque Town Palais of the then Nobel Families line the street. We will start our trip there, and then cross into the Old Town, the medival city center with many houses dating back to the times of Emperor Maximilain I. around 1500. Follow the narrow streets and get back into times, when international merchants brought their products from far countries into the town. From the name giving brige over the river Inn, we enjoy a spectacular view on the Northern Chain, the Alpine range north of the city. Back in the busy city, the Golden Roof, Innsbrucks best known sight seeing spot brings alive the time of the court of Emperor Maximilian and his family, the Habsburgs. We will enter the Dome of St. James and have a look at one of the most remarkable pieces of Art in Innsbruck, Lucas Cranach the Elder`s picture "Maria Hilf or Mary with Child". The Dome is also burial place to one of the Souvereigns of Tyrol and well known for its splendid ceiling paintings and interior. We will end our Tour in front of the Imperial Palace, home to the local Tyrolian branch of the Habsburg Family and the Court Church, memorial grave of Emperor Maximilian and most likely the most important and beautiful Grave of an Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire. For tours lasting 2 or more hours, we recommend - optionally - entries into either the Imperial Castle, the Court Church or any of the Museums in Town.

Innsbruck: Tour with Private Guide

7. Innsbruck: Tour with Private Guide

Experience the enchanting city of Innsbruck like never before with our private walking tour, led by a passionate and knowledgeable guide. From the moment you book your tour, we ensure a seamless experience by offering a convenient pick-up service from your centrally located hotel or any other meeting place of your choice. Our friendly guide will arrive at your designated location, ready to whisk you away on a memorable journey through the streets of Innsbruck. Whether you are staying in the heart of the city or at a nearby location, we are committed to making your experience convenient and stress-free. Upon arrival, your guide will warmly greet you and provide an overview of the day's itinerary. They will be well-prepared to answer any questions you may have and will ensure that you feel comfortable throughout the tour. Embark on a leisurely stroll through the charming Old Town of Innsbruck, known for its captivating architecture and rich history. As you walk through the narrow streets lined with traditional buildings, your guide will regale you with fascinating stories and anecdotes about the city's past, bringing the history to life. Discover the iconic landmarks and attractions that make Innsbruck truly special. Marvel at the magnificent Golden Roof, a symbol of the city, and learn about its historical significance. Explore the Imperial Palace, once home to Emperor Maximilian I, and soak in the grandeur of the Hofkirche, an impressive Gothic church adorned with intricate artwork. As you continue your journey, your guide will take you off the beaten path to uncover hidden gems and secret spots that most tourists miss. Delve into the local culture and traditions as you visit quaint cafes, family-run shops, and charming squares tucked away from the bustling crowds. Your guide's passion for the city will shine through as they share personal recommendations and insights. Our private walking tour is entirely customizable to suit your preferences and interests. Whether you want to spend extra time exploring a particular attraction, make a detour to a specific location, or simply pause to enjoy a cup of coffee at a picturesque café, your guide will accommodate your requests, ensuring a personalized and tailored experience. At the end of the tour, your guide will drop you off at your desired location within the city center, ensuring a smooth conclusion to your Innsbruck adventure. Should you have any further questions or need recommendations for the rest of your stay, feel free to ask – our dedicated guides are always happy to assist. Join us for an unforgettable private walking tour in Innsbruck, where passion and expertise meet to create an immersive and memorable experience. Let us show you the true essence of this captivating city, one step at a time.

Salzburg: Private Day Trip to Innsbruck

8. Salzburg: Private Day Trip to Innsbruck

Travel from Salzburg to Innsbruck in a private vehicle and explore the charming Alpine town with a 5-Star Local Guide. Immerse yourself in stories of the Imperial House of Habsburgs, learn about the bombing of Innsbruck in World War II, and admire the medieval and Baroque remains in the picturesque Alpine setting. Let us take you on a full-day adventure in Innsbruck! Choose the 9-hour option to see the best of Innsbruck. Early in the morning, your private driver will pick you up from your accommodation in Salzburg in a clean, air-conditioned vehicle and drive you straight to the capital of Tyrol in the heart of Wipp Valley. Your Private Guide will meet you in Innsbruck and take you on a walking tour of the Old Town. Attractions include a visit to 2 historic churches. Inside the Baroque Cathedral of St. Jacob you will discover one of the most venerated Marian images in Christendom, Maria Hilf (Mary of Succor) by Lucas Cranach the Elder. Inside Hofkirche you will explore galleries filled with art and statues, Emperor Maximilian's cenotaph and the tomb of Andreas Hofer, Tyrol's national hero. Other places of interest include the Hofburg Palace, Golden Roof, St. Ann’s Column and Triumphal Arch. After the guided tour the driver will take you to the Bergisel Ski Jump Observation Deck. The viewing terrace of the Bergisel Tower offers panoramic views of the whole city surrounded by Alps. Tickets include elevator access. In addition to admiring the amazing views, you can stop for lunch at the restaurant „Bergisel Sky”, which is located at an altitude of 40 meters. After free time for lunch and souvenir shopping, the driver will take you back to your accommodation in Salzburg. Choose the 12-hour option to see the best of Innsbruck and visit the magnificent Ambras Castle, one of the oldest museums in the world. This extended tour includes skip-the-line tickets, so you will not have to wait in lines at the ticket office. Explore the Renaissance castle with an audio-guide to discover the famous Spanish Hall, the extensive Habsburg Portrait gallery, and the collection of armory, weapons, Chinese woodwork, Persian art and other objects collected by Archduke Ferdinand II. It’s a cultural experience not to be missed!

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What people are saying about Golden Roof

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4.3
(17 reviews)

Alex was absolutely wonderful!! We could really sense her passion for her Hometown Innsbruck. She was able to give a funny insights into the cities history and give detailed explanations. We loved the tour and can highly recommend it.

The local city guide did a very good job. The tour was very informative and very interesting. We (group of 6) were always able to ask questions. We would be happy to recommend them. Kind regards A.Gomes

Very nice visit. He is very knowledgeable and fascinating to listen to. He has also adapted very well to the presence of our young children. I recommend without hesitation.

Interesting, exciting tour with valuable information about history and life in/around Innsbruck. Absolutely recommended for a short tour!

Very nice, competent guide! Everything that is important is included, conveyed with enthusiasm and fun. Thank you again at any time