Museum Golden Roof

The landmark of the city of Innsbruck - here you will also find the history of the Dachl and its builder, Maximilian I.

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The Golden Roof - Landmark of the City of Innsbruck

Emperor Maximilian I had the Golden Roof, a late Gothic oriel covered with 2,657 gilded copper shingles, built between 1497 and 1500 on the south front of the government building known as the "Neuhof". The master builder and creator of the reliefs is considered to be Nikolaus Türing the Elder. The fresco decoration is attributed to Jörg Kölderer, the court painter of Emperor Maximilian I. The special quality of this building was recognized only late. For a long time, it led a rather inconspicuous existence, among other things as an administrative building and barracks. It was not until the end of the 19th century, with the beginning of tourism in Tyrol, that the magnificent oriel became a landmark of the city of Innsbruck.

Museum Goldenes Dachl - a place for inquisitive minds, history buffs and families

For over 500 years, the gilded shingles of the roof(l)s, known far beyond the borders of Tyrol, have welcomed Innsbruck's visitors. The Goldenes Dachl Museum offers a new perspective on the city's most photographed landmark. Enjoy the view from the oriel into Innsbruck's old town. Immerse yourself in history at the transition from the Middle Ages to modern times. Get acquainted with one of the most important personalities in Tyrolean history: Emperor Maximilian I, who went down in the history books as a media emperor, patron of the arts, (family) political genius and "last knight". Centuries-old exhibits combined with new multimedia technologies open up an informative and varied look at the time of Emperor Maximilian I.

The Goldenes Dachl for children

For younger visitors, there are entertaining children's stations and a puzzle rally, so one thing is sure to never happen at the Goldenes Dachl Museum: boredom.

Special exhibition "What Remains?

The special exhibition "What Remains?" is dedicated to the question of how and where Emperor Maximilian I can still be traced today. How, for example, did the Golden Roof become the landmark of the city of Innsbruck or where can one still find traces of buildings from the Maximilian period in Tyrol today?

How much does a visit to the Golden Roof cost?

  • Standard admission: 5.50 euros
  • Reduced admission: 2.90 euros
    • Senior citizens
    • Students
    • JUFF/Ö1 members
  • Free admission:
    • School classes
    • Children under 6 years
    • Visitors with disabilities
    • Austriaguides & journalists with a press card
    • Holders of an IVB annual ticket, leisure tickets, an Innsbruck Card, a Culture Pass or an ICOM card.
    • Austrian Museums Association, Austrian Art Historians Association, Kolping Society.
  • Further offers
    • Familyticket: 10,50 Euro
    • JUFF - family ticket: 6,30 Euro
    • Groups of 10 or more: 3.10 euros
    • Combined tickets:
      • Golden Roof and City Museum: 6.80 euros - Family ticket: 13.10 euros
      • Golden Roof, City Museum and City Tower: 9.40 euros - Family ticket: 18.80 euros


Opening hours

May - September:
daily 10.00-17.00

October - April:
Monday closed,
Tuesday to Sunday: 10.00-17.00 hrs