Innsbruck, Tyrol, Austria
The House of Archduke Sigismund of Tyrol
Haus von Erzherzog Sigismund von Tirol
Archduke Sigismund of Tyrol had this house built in 1480 for the town leader Nickolaus Haidl, and had it graced with its portrait. Over time the building housed several well-known persons, including the commander Prince Eugene of Savoy. Several times it served as a barracks, for example from November 22 to December 2, 1711. In 1809 the kitchen of this inn got the table of Andreas Hofer and his staff from the Hofburg.
Innsbruck Beautification Society.
Erected by Innsbrucker-Verschönerungsverein.
Location. 47° 16.111′ N, 11° 23.661′ E. Marker is in Innsbruck, Tyrol. Marker is at the intersection of Hofgasse and Stiftgasse, on the left when traveling west on Hofgasse. Touch for map
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Teutonic Order House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Tower of the Coat of Arms (within shouting distance of this marker); The Court or Franciscan Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Precht House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Old City Hall / City Tower (within shouting distance of this marker); Bederlunger House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Golden Roof and New Courtyard (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Hölblinghaus (about 90 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Innsbruck.
Also see . . . Presentation of the Emperor’s Gifts to Andreas Hofer at the Hofburg.... German History in Documents and Images (GHDI) presents an engraving by Ferdinand Schirnboeck of Hofer and his staff at a table (see last line of marker) in the Hofburg, where they receive gifts from the Austrian Emperor (September 20, 1809), along with the promise that Austria would not abandon the Tyrol. The Peace of Schoenbrunn, several weeks later, did exactly that, however, and the French and Bavarians retook the Tyrol. Hence the significance (Submitted on September 22, 2013.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 26, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 480 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 26, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.