Situated on ancient crossroads, Innsbruck was the Habsburg’s royal headquarters for the Tyrolean line, in 1420. Under Kaiser Maximilian, it was the center of his great empire for a short period of time.
He built the “Goldene Dachl” as a representation of his power, and the “Schwarzen Mander” in the Court Church, which surrounds his grave is supposed to proclaim his glory for all eternity. Besides the Baroque Jacobs Dome, we also want to show you the Old City Tower, the Imperial Hofburg and the Triumphpforte (Arch of Triumph) in the Maria-Theresien-Straße.
We’ll round off our visit with Wilten Monastery and Ambras Palace, both located on the outskirts of the Olympics City.
On the return trip, a visit to the Krystalwelten of the Swarovsky Company will provide a sparkling completion to the day’s agenda.