Innsbruck´s Giant Circular Painting
The Tirol Panorama Museum is located on the Bergisel, an elevation just outside the city centre! Join us on a guided tour to discover the fascination of Innsbruck's giant circular painting.
Duration: 1 hour
Museum Tirol Panorama Innsbruck
The Tirol Panorama
The highlight of the museum is the famous Giant Circular Painting. It is one of the few remaining giant 360-degree paintings from the late 19th century and belongs to the category of battle and warfare panoramas, which were particularly popular at that time.
Set against the backdrop of the city and a fantastic mountain scenery, the approximately 1.000 m² (10.764 square feet) circular painting transports its visitors to the dramatic events of the Tyrolean fight for freedom in 1809.
Learn exciting stories and amusing anecdotes about:
- The creation of Innsbruck´s Giant Circular Painting
- The tricks used by the artists to enhance the illusion
- The development of the panorama as the first mass medium in history
- The background of the Tyrolean people's uprising against the Bavarian and French occupation under the leadership of Andreas Hofer
Afterwards, we will be happy to guide you through the historical memorials that are directly adjacent to the museum.
We conclude the tour with a view of Innsbruck of today from the Bergisel.
- It is only a few minutes' walk from the Tirol Panorama to the Bergisel Ski Jump, the venue of the Four Hills Tournament. Combine the Tirol Panorama Museum with a visit including a guided tour of the Bergisel Ski Jump.
- The Tirol Panorama Museum can also be combined with a guided tour of the Old Town.
All information at a glance:
Meeting point: Bus parking Bergisel
Tour duration: 1 hour
Admission fees for attractions and museums are not included in our guide rates.
Number of participants: for individual guests and groups
A second guide is recommended for groups of 35 or more participants.