Located on the Inn River, Innsbruck is one of Europe’s most beautiful and lively cities. It is the capital city of Tyrol, a federal state in Western Austria which comprises the Princely County of Tyrol. An international center for winter sports, it has hosted the Winter Olympic twice. This capital of the Alps, has a history of 800 years. Innsbruck is famous for the Golden Roof or “Goldenes Dachl”, an ornate Gothic balcony erected by the Emperor Maximillian I decorated with gold painted copper shingles.
Innsbruck lies about half way between Munich in Germany and Verona in Italy. It is located in the broad valley between high mountains, the so-called North Chain in the Karwendel Alps.