The Imperial Palace in Innsbruck rings in the 2019 Maximilian Anniversary Year with the spectacular “Light Show Max 500” that takes viewers on a magical journey back to the 16th century.
The amazing Light Show Max 500 consists of surround sound, theatrical lighting, and the latest architectural video mapping technologies. Video mapping is a technique that uses existing architecture as a canvas to bring the building alive. Seven projectors are used to transform the historic inner facades of the courtyard at Innsbruck’s Imperial Palace back to medieval times, on a ‘screen’ that measures over 1,300 square meters.
Designed by Viennese Lichttapete light show artists, this captivating 3-D video mapping light show kicks-off festivities to celebrate the 500th Anniversary Year of Emperor Maximilian’s death. Maximilian I based the imperial court in Innsbruck in the 1490s, suddenly placing this provincial Alpine town at the heart of European politics and culture. Emperor Maximilian left his mark throughout Innsbruck, with the Golden Roof, the Imperial Palace and the Court Church as most prominent witnesses.