Maria Theresia had this gate built to mark the engagement of her son Leopold (later Emperor Leopold II) to the Spanish Maria ... More
Maria Theresia had this gate built to mark the engagement of her son Leopold (later Emperor Leopold II) to the Spanish Maria Ludovica in 1744. It is reminiscent of a Roman triumphal arch. How fortunate that only a few months previously the town authorities decided to demolish the outermost town gates. Although very glitzy, the marriage in question was not a joyous one; during the festivities, Emperor Franz Stephan I suddenly died. The architect took it upon himself to modify the facade of the arches, so that the southern facing side depicted jolly figures, the north mourning ones.
The leisure centre Baggersee, is a popular oasis of recreation in the vicinity of the town. You can easily reach
it by bike, with inline skates or by car (it offers free parking facilities). Apart from a refreshing bath, ...
The Grassmayr family has been making bells for fourteen generations. This museum charts 400 years of history and tradition. True
to a long standing practice in the craft, bells are still moulded out of clay, alloyed with minerals and ...
The historic Innsbruck Landhaus or country house, is one of the most beautiful private buildings in Tyrol and is situated
in the centre historic Innsbruck. In 1725 1728 it was constructed as the most representative baroque palace by Georg ...
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