Exclusive fashion from Austria and Germany, elegant decorations and fine stationery – visitors in search of that special little something to take home with them should visit Marianne Ecker's boutique "feinheiten" next to the cathedral in the heart of Innsbruck.
While the Hofgasse passage connecting the Golden Roof to the Hofburg imperial palace caters for tourists looking for traditional souvenirs, those wishing to take home something a little less kitsch and more exclusive should take a short walk north towards the St Jakob Cathedral. Here, just a few metres from the Golden Roof, they will find three boutiques showcasing some of the city's finest craftsmanship: Walde Kerzenzieherei & Lebzelterei, a traditional candle shop; Floreal Kris, a florist with magical works of art made using just flowers and leaves; and Marianne Ecker's "feinheiten", a treasure trove of fashion, interior design and paperware.
The small things in life
"Feinheiten" can mean many things in German, including "the small things in life" – and it is precisely these small, delicate things which visitors can expect to find here in the heart of the old town. Though they often serve a purely decorative purpose, such items are important. They stand for an attitude towards life and our desire as humans to enjoy moments and share these with people dear to us. It is precisely this attitude which Marianne Ecker aims to embody in her boutique selling clothing, interior decoration, tea sets and tea infusions, stationery, yoga wear and accessories.