10 of Innsbruck's Most Impressive Buildings

Innsbruck Cafes
Innsbruck Cafes | © Tim Sackton/Flickr
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Innsbruck, Austria has plenty of landmarks and points of interest around the city to please tourists and locals alike. From Baroque and Gothic churches in the Old Town’s historic area to modernist buildings such as the Adambräu, here are some of Innsbruck’s most interesting architectural highlights.

2. Adambräu

Brewery, Building, University

Ehem. Adambräu - Sudhaus und Kühlschiff
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Constructed by architect Lois Welzenbacher, the Adambräu was erected in 1925. Formerly a brewery, the striking and unusual building stands out from the neat and fancy Baroque architecture that dominates the city’s skyline. It now houses the archives for the Architecture department of Innsbruck University.

3. Bergisel Ski Jump

Ski Resort

This futuristic structure, designed by star architect Zaha Hadid, juts out of the greenery like an alien antenna—in stark contrast to its lush natural surroundings. In addition to the incredible views from the top of the tower, visitors can catch show jumpers in action from May through to October—a dramatic experience that they can watch while enjoying breakfast at the panorama restaurant.

5. Rathaus Galerie

Located on the central stretch of Maria-Theresien-Straße, the Rathaus Galerie is an enormous shopping center. Look up to see multi-coloured windows that create beautiful rainbow shadows on the walls. The shops inside the colourful interior are a blend of mainstream and independent stores.
Rathaus Galerien, Maria-Theresien-Straße 18, 6020 Innsbruck, +43 512 574861

exterior view of the new town hall of Innsbruck, seen from Maria-Theresien-Straße | © Hafelekar/Wikimedia Commons

9. Ottoburg

Restaurant, Australian

Ottoburg
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Ottoburg is an architectural landmark and also one of Innsbruck’s most beloved restaurants in town, serving traditional-Austrian cuisine to locals and tourists alike. First constructed as a part of the Innsbruck Castle, many notable names are associated with the building including two of Empire Maximilian I’s sons, Phillip II of Spain, and Claudi F. Medici. From the higher floors, visitors can see some wonderful views of the winding river, epic mountains, and the aforementioned Golden Roof.
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