Top Historical Places in Innsbruck

Are you looking to explore the history of Innsbruck through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Innsbruck including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Innsbruck. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Innsbruck ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Innsbruck, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Innsbruck for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Innsbruck with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. Schloss Ambras

    Tags: Castle, Historical Site, Architecture

    Yet another castle with a love story behind it, after the Beast’s castle in Beauty & the Beast the Schloss Ambras will be your second favorite castle. The Schloss Ambras is essentially a 10th century castle that was revamped by the Archduke Ferdinand II for his bride, a commoner. Ferdinand II was given permission to marry Philippine Welser as long as the married couple would live outs...Read more
  2. Hofkirche, Court Church Of Innsbruck

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Monument, Statue

    The one word guaranteed to come flying out of you as soon as you step into Austria’s finest royal court church is “wow”. The sheer grandeur will render you dum founded. But after you’ve gathered your wits about you, the beauty of the Hofkirche will become more apparent. Commissioned by Ferdinand I in 1553, the guest of honor is Emperor Maximilian I, though he actually is...Read more
  3. Hofburg, Imperial Palace

    Tags: Historical Site, Palace, Architecture

    The Imperial Palace, as it changed hands of ownership over the centuries has seen some extensive expansion and renovation. What you see today are the changes made by the last occupant of Austria’s top three historic buildings- Empress Maria Theresia. Does the name ring a bell? Well, the Empress mothered a child who was one of the most infamous queens of France- Marie Antoinette; look for ...Read more
  4. Dom St Jakob, Cathedral Of St James

    Tags: Religious Site, Historical Site, Architecture , Cathedral

    The Cathedral of Saint James is a fine example of baroque style architecture. Unfortunately the church was heavily damaged during the Second World War. From the outside, the cathedral doesn’t look anything out of the ordinary but step inside for a change of opinion. The nave is enclosed by three dome vaults. There are two main works of art that you should look for inside the cathedral. On...Read more
  5. Goldenes Dachl And Museum, The Golden Roof

    Tags: Landmark, Walking Area, Historical Site, Architecture

    During the times of Maximillian I, the Golden Roof was considered the ultimate vantage point and rightly so, because the three storied balcony was from where the Maximillian enjoyed the view of the Alps as well as looked down upon the hustle bustle of the town. Today, the Golden Roof is a major tourist attraction and an important landmark of Innsbruck. The roof has 2675 fire-gilt copper tiles t...Read more
  6. Triumphpforte, Triumphal Arch

    Tags: Walking Area, Historical Site, Monument

    One of the famous sights of Innsbruck, the Triumphal Arch commemorates a marriage as well as mourns for a death (pun not intended). The marriage being celebrated here is that between Archduke Leopold and Maria Ludovica, a Spanish Princess. Sadly, that was also the year the father of the groom unexpectedly passed away and that’s two sides of the Arch depict us extreme emotions. Unlike the ...Read more
  7. Annasaule, St. Anna's Column

    Tags: Walking Area, Monument, Statue, Square

    Saint Anna’s Day is an important milestone in the history of Austria, more so after 1703 when the Austrians were successful in chasing the Bavarians across the border. The Tyrolese people erected a monument to show their gratitude to the people in politics who made this happen! The monument is topped by a statue of Virgin Mary on a crescent moon, looking like she’s watching over the...Read more
  8. Glockengiesserei Grassmayr

    Tags: Museum, Historical Site

    One of the most under-rated senses is sound. A mere sound can convey so many emotions, and it’s played an important part in history be it a cry of war or declaration of independence. One instrument of sound that has been used to convey defeat or victory or impending doom is the bells. The 400 year old Grassmayr Bell Foundry tells you everything you need to know about the art of bell makin...Read more