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Imperial Palace (Hofburg)

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Address: Rennweg 1, Innsbruck 6020, Austria
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+43 4351 2587186
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In the middle of Tirol’s Alpine landscape, one is treated to a close-up...

In the middle of Tirol’s Alpine landscape, one is treated to a close-up look at the lifestyle of prominent Austrians of the past, such as Empress Maria Theresa and “Sisi”: Innsbruck’s Hofburg, one of the three most important historical buildings in Austria, was once a favorite residence of the Habsburgs.

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Impressive... but I wish more of it had been open. There seemed to be some areas which would only be open for temporary exhibitions. Still, what was open was most interesting and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Hertfordshire
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Giant's Hall is the high spot of this Palace. It's huge - big enough for 180 diners at an Imperial banquet. The decor is wonderful and thoughtfully placed mirrors let you view the ceiling paintings without cricking your neck. There are lots of rooms of historic costumes and Imperial furniture but for me the Hall was the key sight.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Impressive... but I wish more of it had been open. There seemed to be some areas which would only be open for temporary exhibitions. Still, what was open was most interesting and I would highly recommend visiting it.

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Admission to the Hofburg is included in the price of the Innsbruck Card. Within easy walking distance of all the Old Town attractions, the Hofburg has a stunning ballroom and several beautifully laid out rooms to walk through and enjoy, along with multiple portrait paintings, original furniture and a chapel. The route around the Hofburg doesn't feel clearly outlined, as... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love visiting palaces, but this one is definitely worth going to. The audio guide is very informative, but the rooms really speak for themselves. They're exquisite. There are also many rooms to visit, which I feel more justifies the price of visiting ;)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Sometimes while visiting these places you sort of end up not reading everything and walking through. However, there is so many beautiful items and intriguing things that make you want to read everything. There is always something that catches your attention and pulls you back. If you like history then this will really appeal to you. If you don't like... More 

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Crawley, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

The Imperial Palace in Innsbruck really does stands out and it is definatly worth hoping by for a photo!

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Brisbane, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We went to the Hofburg with our 4 children. They find palaces etc interesting when there is an audio guide but slow and difficult if you have to read every sign. However we could not get an audio guide as we did not have our passport or licence with us !!! We had a photo of our passport and a... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Very interesting building for anyone interested in pre WW1 Austria. The building is quite plain from the outside but don't let that put you of. The ballroom is absolutely stunning. When you are there you can only imagine what it must have been like to attend a candlelit ball in the 18th and 19th century.

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Bath
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Interesting to see the various opulent palace rooms, an insight into palace life and some history of the area.

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Treviso, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

I visited this castle in the middle of the city center as I didn't have enough time to visit the Ambras Schloss instead and I really liked it! The main imperial ball room was astonishing, in true Asburgic style, and there also were some beautiful pieces of art, mostly portraits, that deserve to be seen! Given that it is very... More 

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