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Katzunghaus house description and photos - Austria: Innsbruck. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The name in English is Katzunghaus.
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The Katzunghaus is one of the most famous landmarks of Innsbruck. It is located in the Old Town, on Duke Friedrich Street, a popular tourist destination. Near it there are other famous buildings of Innsbruck - the masterpiece of the Rococo era Helblinghaus and the so-called House with a Golden Roof.
This house was first mentioned in 1450, and was probably built even earlier. However, it was heavily rebuilt in the course of careful restorations in the middle of the 20th century, and therefore many elements of its structure were made, albeit in accordance with the principles of Gothic architecture, but already in a more modern neo-Gothic style.
The house consists of four floors and is especially famous for its graceful bay windows - protruding windows. All these windows are decorated with graceful bas-reliefs, which depict typical scenes from city life - knightly tournaments, minstrels and musicians, weddings, peasant festivities and much more. These reliefs were made in 1530 by the same craftsman who also worked on the famous Golden Roof that adorns the neighboring house on Duke Friedrich Street. Such plots, by the way, were not chosen by chance, since the house overlooked one of the main city squares, where the main celebrations took place, including knightly tournaments and various festivities. It is worth noting, however, that the bas-reliefs presented at the moment are a skillfully made copy of 1862.
Since 1775, the Katzunghaus house was owned by a famous baker family named Katzung, who gave the house its name. One of the Katzungs served as the personal baker of Archduchess Maria Elizabeth at the end of the 18th century. Unfortunately, the last representative of this genus died in 2000, but the new owners continue to honor the old traditions. For example, the cafe-bakery on the ground floor is still operating, while the second floor houses a baroque reception hall that can be rented for the evening.
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