City Tower

Gothic landmark in the Old Town of Innsbruck

The Innsbruck City Tower is one of the most important monuments in Tyrol. It is located in the historic centre of Innsbruck in the immediate vicinity of the famous Golden Roof. The sight in Innsbruck is actually referred to as town hall tower be-cause it was attached to the old town hall between 1442 and 1450. 

Home of the municipal administration

For centuries the city administration was located in the city tower. Consequently, it was both the centre of the political rep-resentatives and the centre of the medieval city.

Apartment of the Tower Guard

Today a landmark of Innsbruck, it once fulfilled an important function as the home of the Tower Guard. In 1529, he called out the hours, warned the city population of hazards like fire, and acted as a guardian of the quiet of the night, but by 1967, the Tower Guard’s position had become obsolete. 

Prison for criminals

The barred windows on the first two floors still reveal the town prison today. In the Middle Ages criminals were punished for their evil deeds here. 

A striking viewing platform

In 1560, the 51-metre high Gothic town tower underwent a significant change. The pointed roofs gave way to the existing ‘onion helmet’. The four iron gargoyles in dolphin form followed in 1586. The first clock found its way to the city tower in 1603. 133 steps lead up to the 31-metre high viewing platform. 


Like the former tower guards, visitors can enjoy the fantastic view of the Tyrolean capital. From up here, you can watch the hustle and bustle in the narrow streets of Innsbruck as well as enjoy the view of Patscherkofel and Nordkette. The unique views of the impressive mountains and the romantic old town of Innsbruck will leave lasting impressions during your winter holidays in Tyrol. 

 

 

 

Opening hours

June to September

Mondays to Sundays from 10:00 am to 08:00 pm

October to May

Mondays to Sundays from 10:00 am to 08:00 pm

How to get here & contact

City Tower Innsbruck
Herzog-Friedrich-Straße 21 | 6020 Innsbruck
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