Beginning of main content
Trip Type
Flight 1
Flight 2
Flight 3
Flight 4
Flight 5
Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) travel advisories, some destinations may be unavailable for certain dates. Find out more.

Search over 1 million properties and 550 airlines worldwide

Members save 10% more on select hotels, cars, activities and holiday rentals. Sign up.

Free cancellation on most hotels. Because flexibility matters.

Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl)

Discover the history and significance of this building with the gleaming roof in the heart of Innsbruck’s charming Old Town.

Sit down in one of the many bustling cafés or restaurants that line the outside of Old Town’s central plaza, and your eye is drawn to the fabulous sheen of Innsbruck’s most famous landmark. The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) is perfectly framed by the neat, white, Tyrolese buildings and the peaks of the Alps beyond. The outside of the building makes for a stunning photograph, while inside you’ll get insight into the area’s rich history.

The Golden Roof is the name of a building that was constructed at the turn of the 16th century to commemorate the second marriage of the Emperor Maximilian I. The 2,657 gold-plated copper tiles that cover the 52-foot (16-meter) wide roof were used in an attempt to quash rumors of financial hard times.

Look beneath the fringe of the roof to see reliefs depicting scenes of Maximilian’s life. The image in which he stands between his two wives is the most prominent. This was a deliberate attempt not to offend any old allies gained by his first marriage.

A well-appointed museum, organized into six different areas, goes into detail about the history of the building. The museum has interactive displays on what life would have been like at the time of the Golden Roof’s construction. Use the audio guide, included in the admission price, for detailed explanations of the museum’s displays. Pause when you get to the bay window as the views back across the square are a highlight.

A dedicated children’s area has a series of interactive displays about life in ancient times.

If you’re looking to get the perfect photograph of the Golden Roof then come around mid morning, when the light is usually at its best.

The museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday, with a small charge for entry. It is located in the center of the Old Town, within walking distance of many major hotels and attractions. Alternatively, catch a bus to Museumstrasse and walk from there.


Guide to Exploring Golden Roof


Map

Top Hotel Deals

See all 607 properties near Golden Roof
Best Western Plus Hotel Goldener Adler £102
Best Western Plus Hotel Goldener Adler

Best Western Plus Hotel Goldener Adler

Herzog-Friedrich-Strasse 6, Innsbruck, Tirol
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Innsbruck City Centre, this hotel is steps away from Helblinghaus and Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl). Innsbruck City Tower and City Tower are also within 5 minutes. Innsbruck Central Station is 13 minutes by foot and Innsbruck West Station is 19 minutes.

    Hotel Sailer £125
    Hotel Sailer

    Hotel Sailer

    Adamgasse 8, Innsbruck, Tirol
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Innsbruck City Centre, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Casino Innsbruck and Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl). Alpenverein-Museum and Maria Theresa Street are also within 5 minutes. Innsbruck Central Station is only a 2-minute walk and Innsbruck West Station is 15 minutes.

      NALA individuellhotel £78
      NALA individuellhotel

      NALA individuellhotel

      Müllerstrasse 15, Innsbruck, Tirol
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Wilten, this boutique hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Maria Theresa Street and Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl). Triumphal Arch and Casino Innsbruck are also within 5 minutes. Innsbruck West Station is 8 minutes by foot and Innsbruck Central Station is 8 minutes.

        Maisonette am Bahnhof - Adults Only
        Maisonette am Bahnhof - Adults Only

        Maisonette am Bahnhof - Adults Only

        Salurnerstrasse 1, Innsbruck
           
          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Innsbruck City Centre, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Casino Innsbruck and Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl). Maria Theresa Street and Triumphal Arch are also within 5 minutes. Innsbruck Central Station is only a 2-minute walk and Innsbruck West Station is 16 minutes.

          Hotel Innsbruck £97
          Hotel Innsbruck

          Hotel Innsbruck

          Innrain 3, Innsbruck, Tirol
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Innsbruck City Centre, this spa hotel is steps away from Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) and City Tower. Imperial Palace and Court Church are also within 5 minutes. Innsbruck Central Station is 13 minutes by foot and Innsbruck West Station is 19 minutes.

            AC Hotel by Marriott Innsbruck £67
            AC Hotel by Marriott Innsbruck

            AC Hotel by Marriott Innsbruck

            Salurner Strasse 15, Innsbruck, Tirol
               
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              This family-friendly Innsbruck hotel is located near the airport, within a 10-minute walk of Casino Innsbruck and Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl). Maria Theresa Street and Kaufhaus Tyrol are also within 5 minutes. Innsbruck Central Station is only a 3-minute walk and Innsbruck West Station is 14 minutes.

              Hotel Mondschein £85
              Hotel Mondschein

              Hotel Mondschein

              Mariahilfstraße 6, Zentrum Nähe Altstadt, Innsbruck, Tirol
                 
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Innsbruck City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) and City Tower. Imperial Palace is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) away. Innsbruck Central Station is 16 minutes by foot and Innsbruck Hötting Station is 20 minutes.

                Hotel Maximilian Stadthaus Penz £99
                Hotel Maximilian Stadthaus Penz

                Hotel Maximilian Stadthaus Penz

                Marktgraben 7 - 9, Innsbruck, Tirol
                   
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Innsbruck City Centre, this hotel is steps away from Maria Theresa Street and Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl). Innsbruck Market Hall and City Tower are also within 5 minutes. Innsbruck Central Station is 12 minutes by foot and Innsbruck West Station is 17 minutes.