Innsbruck city archive

Innsbruck's history from its beginnings to the present day

The historical collection of the Innsbruck City Archive is more than extensive. Here, visitors can browse through and marvel at countless exhibits. Whether it's a city foundation, economic or tourism history, princely residences, or contemporary history - the city archive has everything you need to know about Innsbruck. 

Insight into contemporary events

What makes a visit to the archive so unique is the combination of the city archives and the city museum. A presentation will focus on the events around and after World War II. 

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Photo collection with around 100,000 photos

An extensive photo collection awaits visitors at this attraction in Innsbruck as well. Most of the pictures are also available digitally. The large poster collection has also been digitised and is accessible via a special database. 


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Regional newspapers of the 18th century

The City Archive Innsbruck offers historical insight in all areas. It is not only based on documents, minutes, or books. Sever-al hundred journals and all the important regional newspapers are available as well. Some of them date back as far as the 18th century

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Varied insights into the history of Innsbruck

The confirmation of the town charter of 1239 is the oldest municipal document in the collection of this sight in Innsbruck. The paintings of famous Tyrolean artists, medieval documents, and historical photographs provide varied information.

In a permanent exhibition, the Innsbruck City Museum reveals interesting facts about the history of the city. For this it uses the most formative holdings of the city archives. 


City museum: Mondays to Fridays from 09:00 am to 05:00 pm


City archives: Mondays to Thursdays from 09:00 am to 05:00 pm, Fridays 09:00 am to 01:00 pm

How to get here & contact

Stadtarchiv / Stadtmuseum Innsbruck
Badgasse 2 (Barrierefreier Zugang über Herzog-Friedrich-Straße 3) | 6020 Innsbruck
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