Documented from 1476 late gothic residential tower, from 1497 - 1515 in the possession of Prince Rudolf of Anhalt. He was followed by bourgeois owners. Perhaps the house was therefore called since 1565 "Eepurg" or "oed castle" (= empty castle). The name does not go back to Duke Otto II of Andechs, who resided opposite in the old city castle.
Source: Information board
July 25, 2018
The memorial, called Father and Son or Anno Nine, depicts two life size Tyrolean freedom fighters looking for the enemy. It was created by Christian Plattner on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Tyrolean freedom fight and erected in 1914 opposite the Inn Bridge, in front of the Ottoburg restaurant.
March 22, 2019
The Ottoburg stands at the northern entrance of the old town, near the Inn Bridge. It actually looks like a castle, with many bay windows and red-white-red painted shutters. The building houses a restaurant serving Tyrolean cuisine and Austrian specialties. Its interior is also worth seeing: they dine in old rooms with cross and star vaults.
The location is ideal for a break during the city exploration. And the ambience is wildly romantic: ivy stretches over the centuries-old walls that were still part of the old city walls in the 15th century. The Ottoburg goes - as much in the old town of Innsbruck - back to Emperor Maximilian. In front of the Ottoburg, facing the Inn, stands a monument "Father and Son", a work by Christian Plattner. It is reminiscent of the wars of liberty in 1809. By the way, that was the time in which the legendary folk hero Andreas Hofer worked.
July 22, 2019
Ottoburg, overgrown with wild wine, was built in the 15th century on the former city wall - remains of which are still visible - in the area of the former Andean castle on behalf of Emperor Maximilian I. The Ottoburg is named after the last Count of the Andechs, Otto VIII. The gray, strongly structured façade is enlivened by the red and white shutters. Owner of the house and its function changed frequently.
For a long time, the castle has been home to a well-run inn and wine tavern. Worth seeing are the parlors with cross and star vaults. The Ottoburg is the oldest, preserved house in the Herzog-Friedrich-Straße. In front of the Ottoburg, facing the Inn, stands a monument "Father and Son", in memory of the War of Liberation of 1809, a work by Christian Plattner.
September 29, 2019
This hospitable house is one of the oldest buildings in the lively old town of Innsbruck. The Ottoburg originally served as a defense tower, and the battlement walk on the second floor of the house is still a reminder of this, where today you can see the atmospheric Ottostube and the magnificent Friedrichsstube with a direct view of the mountains of the Nordkette, the green range of the Inn and the " Golden roof can dine. Great ambience and very good food.
December 20, 2019
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