City Archives



The collections are naturally the focus of the work at the Municipal Archives. The many files, documents, graphics and photographs are all sources of information. They cover the history of Innsbruck from the 12th to the 21st century. The Municipal Archives have the answers to a wide range of questions relating to the city.

In addition to records from the city’s administration (documents, files, manuscripts), the Municipal Archives – as Innsbruck’s institutional memory – house numerous collections and legacies. Within the limits of data protection legislation, you may consult all the items in the Municipal Archives.

The inventories vary from newspaper articles to tickets of indulgence and are organised under the following main headings:

Photographs and postcards

Posters and art prints

Prints up to 1900

Water colours, oil paintings, drawings

Leaflets and decrees

Company letterheads and advertising media

Official documents since the establishment of the city

Maps and plans

… and of course the files from the municipal administration


In the last few years, a focus has been placed on acquiring major collections form private sources, and a number of such inventories, whose significance goes well beyond the Tyrol, have been obtained, including the collections of Walter Kreutz and Günter Sommer, which are highly thought of in expert circles.

Have you ever thought about what you would like to leave to future generations? Have you got any interesting old items of everyday or private life in the loft or a drawer somewhere which you think should not be lost to posterity? If so, please do not hesitate to consult us. We are always happy to examine, assess and process such donations.




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Landeshauptstadt Innsbruck
A-6020 Innsbruck
Maria-Theresien-Stra├če 18

Opening hours B├╝rgerservice
Monday - Thursday 07.30 - 17.30
Friday 07.30 - 12.00