Innsbruck, Tyrol, Austria
The Tower of the Coat of Arms
Der Stadt Innsbruck gewidmet vom Innsbrucker Verschönerungsverein.
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. Touch 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 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). Touch for a list and map 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 •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 27, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 440 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 27, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. 3. submitted on September 18, 2013. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.