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The Tower of the Coat of Arms

Wappenturm

 
 
Tower of the Coat of Arms Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 14, 2013
1. Tower of the Coat of Arms Marker
Inscription. 1490 im Auftrage des Kaisers Maximilian I, erbaut und vom Hofmaler Jörg Kölderer mit den Wappen der Habsburgischen Länder geschmückt. 1766 in die neue Hofburg eingebaut.
Der Stadt Innsbruck gewidmet vom Innsbrucker Verschönerungsverein.

German-English translation:

Built in 1490 by order of the Emperor Maximilian I and decorated by the court painter Jörg Kölderer with the heraldry of Habsburg countries. In 1766 it was incorporated into the new Imperial Palace.
Dedicated to the City of Innsbruck by the Innsbruck Beautification Society.
 
Erected by Innsbrucker Verschönerungsverein.
 
Location. 47° 16.114′ N, 11° 23.707′ E. Marker is in Innsbruck, Tyrol. Marker is at the intersection of Rennweg and Hofgasse, on the left when traveling south on Rennweg. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Rennweg 1, Innsbruck, Tyrol 6020, Austria.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Court or Franciscan Church (a few steps from this marker); The New Seminary (within shouting distance of this marker); The House of Archduke Sigismund of Tyrol (within shouting distance of this marker); The Old University
Tower of the Coat of Arms Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 14, 2013
2. Tower of the Coat of Arms Marker
The marker is inside the arch.
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Teutonic Order House (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Precht House (about 120 meters away); The Old City Hall / City Tower (about 120 meters away); Bederlunger House (about 120 meters away). Click for a list of all markers in Innsbruck.
 
Also see . . .  Der Wappenturm — zur Vorgeschichte einer heraldisch-künstlerischen Idee. The Tyrolean State Museum's German-language essay on the heraldry of the Wappenturm. (Submitted on September 18, 2013.) 
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
Looking South Towards the Hofkirche and Wappenturm image. Click for full size.
By Verlag Robert Warger, Innsbruck, circa 1900
3. Looking South Towards the Hofkirche and Wappenturm
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 431 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.   3. submitted on . • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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