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Innsbruck, the capital of the state of Tyrol, with a history of 800 years, hosted the Olympic Winter Games twice, in 1964 and 1976.
The city has art treasures from the Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance periods, and is famous for buildings such as the Golden Roof, the Hofburg and Ambras castle.
Its other attractions include Helbling House, an original 15th century Gothic mansion; Ottoburg, a 15th century house, which houses an excellent restaurant and wine bar; the late Gothic style Imperial Palace dating from 1460; Hofkirche (Imperial Church) with its memorial for Emperor Maximilian I, the most prominent imperial tomb in Europe; the cathedral St. James; the New Bergisel Ski Jump; and Nordpark’s new rail and cableways.
A popular tourist destination, Innsbruk organizes many cultural and sporting events throughout the year.
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