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Old Government Building

Altes Regierungsgebäude

 
 
Old Government House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 14, 2013
1. Old Government House Marker
Inscription. In seinem Kern aus zwei gotischen Häusern bestehend wurde dieses Gebäude 1569 von Erzherzog Ferdinand II. als Amtsgebäude für die “oberösterreichische Regierung” gekauft. Im 2.Stock spätgotischer Kapellenraum erhalten. Der durch ein Erdbeben 1689 zerstörte Südtrakt erhielt seine heutige Barockgestalt beim Wiederaufbau durch Johann Martin Gumpp. Im Nordtrakt befinden sich ein grosser gotischer Pfeilersaal und darüber der nach der Landesregentin Erzherzogin Claudia, einer geborenen Medici aus Florenz, benannte und von ihr initiierte “Claudiasaal” von 1645 mit prächtiger Kassettendecke.

German-English translation:

Old Government Building
This building, consisting of two Gothic houses at its core, was purchased in 1569 by Archduke Ferdinand II as an office building for the "Upper Austrian government." A late Gothic chapel is preserved on the 2nd floor. The south wing, destroyed by an earthquake in 1689, was given its present Baroque shape by Johann Martin Gumpp during reconstruction. In the north wing there is a large Gothic pillared hall, above which is a gorgeous coffered ceiling, which was put in at the request of the State Regent Archduchess Claudia, nee Medici of Florence; hence named "Claudia Hall".
 
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Old Government House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 14, 2013
2. Old Government House Marker
The marker is below the balcony.
Stadt Innsbruck (City of Innsbruck).
 
Location. 47° 16.113′ N, 11° 23.542′ E. Marker is in Innsbruck, Tyrol. Marker is on Herzog-Friedrich-Straße, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Herzog-Friedrich-Straße 3, Innsbruck, Tyrol 6020, Austria.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "Golden Eagle" (a few steps from this marker); Goethe Stayed Here (a few steps from this marker); The Speech (a few steps from this marker); Andreas Hofer (a few steps from this marker); To Mantua in Chains (The Song of Andreas Hofer) (a few steps from this marker); "Ottoburg" Castle (within shouting distance of this marker); Jakob Hutter (within shouting distance of this marker); Hölblinghaus (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Innsbruck.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 378 times since then and 3 times this year. Last updated on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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