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Helblinghaus in Innsbruck, Austria

The Helblinghaus is a building located in the Old Town (Altstadt) section of Innsbruck, Austria, across from the Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) at Herzog-Friedrich-Strasse 10.[1][2] The original structure was built in the fifteenth century, but evolved significantly with new architectural styles in subsequent centuries.

Originally constructed as townhouses, the Helblinghaus was shaped by its early Gothic styles and Baroque façade.[2] The "icing-like" Rococo stucco decorations added in the early eighteenth century—the bows, window frames, oriels, tympana, masks, sculptures, and shells—contributed to creating this unique building, whose design helps to capture the light.[2][3][4] The Helblinghaus was completed in 1732 by Anton Gigl.[5] The building was named after Sebastian Helbling, who owned the building from 1800 to 1827.[2]



  1. ^ Bousfield 2001, p. 467.
  2. ^ a b c d "Helbling House". Innsbruck Visitor's Guide. Retrieved 15 September 2013. 
  3. ^ Bousfield 2001, p. 467.
  4. ^ Maier 1998, p. 270.
  5. ^ Parsons 2000, pp. 367-68.
  • Bousfield, Jonathan; Humphreys, Rob (2001). The Rough Guide to Austria. London: Rough Guides. ISBN 978-1858280592. 
  • Maier, Dieter (1998). Insight Guide Austria. Singapore: APA Publications. ISBN 978-0887296109. 
  • Parsons, Nicholas T. (2000). Blue Guide Austria (Fourth ed.). London: A & C Black Publishers Ltd. ISBN 978-0393320176. 
  • Schulte-Peevers, Andrea (2007). Alison Coupe, ed. Michelin Green Guide Austria. London: Michelin Travel & Lifestyle. ISBN 978-2067123250. 

Coordinates: 47°16′06″N 11°23′34″E / 47.26841°N 11.39291°E / 47.26841; 11.39291