Innsbruck has enjoyed great strategic importance long before it became famous as a winter sports centre that has twice hosted the Winter Olympic Games. Being close to the Brenner Pass that connects Italy with the north via the easiest route over the Alps, the area has been fought over since Roman times. In the late 15th century, Innsbruck became a major European centre when Emperor Maximilian I moved his court there. This heritage
is expressed in some fine early buildings, such as the impressive Schloss Ambras castle, the baroque cathedral of Dom zu St Jakob, the Kaiserliche
Hoffe (Imperial Palace), civic buildings, churches and a triumphal arch erected in 1765.
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