Helblinghaus (Helbling House), Innsbruck

Helblinghaus (Helbling House), Innsbruck

Helbling House is a historic building and main tourist attraction in the Old Town section of Innsbruck. The house was originally constructed as townhouses but was remodeled many times over the years. The first structure was built in the 15th century with the final, and current Helbling House having been completed in 1732.

Architect Anton Gigl was the primary designer of the Helbling house as it stands today. While the original form included Gothic and Baroque architectural styles, the changes made incorporated a Rococo style. Gigl ensured the building would stand out by adding highly ornate bows to the windows and decorative mouldings to the window frames.

Helbling House now consists of a number of private apartments that may not be toured. The street-level floor is home to shops that are open to tourists. Helbling House was named after Sebastian Helbling who was the owner of the building and the proprietor of a cafe from 1800 to 1827.

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Helblinghaus (Helbling House) on Map

Sight Name: Helblinghaus (Helbling House)
Sight Location: Innsbruck, Austria (See walking tours in Innsbruck)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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