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Schloss Ambras

Schlossstrasse 20 | 6020 Innsbruck, Innsbruck 6020, Austria
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The wonderful world of the Renaissance The provincial sovereign of Tyrol, Archduke Ferdinand II (1529-95), son of Emperor Ferdinand l, ordered that the mediaeval fortress at Ambras be turned into a Renaissance castle for his wife Philippine Welser. He also commissioned the building of a separately designed museum complex to house his world-famous collections. Constructed according to the most advanced ideas of its time, it is an eminent precursor of our modern-day museums and has been preserved at its original site to this day. The armouries comprise rare examples of 15th century jousting armour from the collections of Emperor Maximilian I, suits of armour of famous 16th century commanders, the Archduke’s private armour, the armour of the court of Innsbruck, and weapons from the Thirty Years’ War. In the Chamber of Arts and Curiosities this important patron of the Habsburg family collected all manner of exhibits both precious and curious, rare and singular. Nature and art were grouped together in one room, in keeping with the programme of encyclopaedic collections of the Renaissance. The Spanish Hall is one of the most important freestanding halls of the Renaissance. Ferdinand’s residential quarters were located in the Upper Castle. Today the following permanent exhibitions are open to visitors: The History of Castle Ambras; The Post Is Here! Postmaster Portraits of the Taxis-Bordogna Family; and the Strasser Glass Collection. The Collection of Gothic Sculpture and the Habsburg Portrait Gallery are also open during the summer season. The paintings include works by famous painters such as Hans Burgkmair, Lucas Cranach the Younger, Giuseppe Arcimboldo, Peter Paul Rubens, and others.
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Schlossstrasse 20 | 6020 Innsbruck, Innsbruck 6020, Austria
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Reviewed 1 week ago

THis is a wounderful castle to visit and bigger than you think. It will take you more than a few hours to get around and with the gardens could take over half a day.

Thank Paul A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well preserved and quite interesting for all generations. Nice buildings and interesting history :-)

Thank Kvalitetsreise
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Must visit while in Innsbruck. You can drive up here, or hike up from the last stop on the 3 tram line. It's about 20 minutes, and quite the incline. The views on the way up, and once you reach the top are well worth...More

Thank Kristen B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely photographic castle, interesting artifacts. Lots and lots of family portraits which get a bit boring after a while, though we did chuckle at the family trait of a fat bottom lip! Beautiful gardens.

Thank debster1012015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited during free time from a RIVIERA TRAVEL escorted tour. Castle lies fifty yards downhill from the hop-on-hop-on bus (Ambras stop). It's a wedding venue, an armoury museum but above all, it's a collection of Hapsburg and von Thurn and Taxis portraits plus family trees....More

Thank juliant919
Reviewed 22 May 2017

In addition to the massive collection of armour and armament there is this collection of curiosities which is very hard to summarise. Mind boggling variety of interesting things. It would take a day to do this collection and you would continue to be amazed, Another...More

Thank Basinger
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

The ground around the castle are nice to explore but I wouldn't make a special trip. If you're staying in the area make sure to explore further up the hill for some wonderful hiking/biking trails

Thank amandalou3333
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Super cool collection of very unusual paintings and items. We definitely enjoyed it and enjoyed the ginormous bathtub made for the queen. Wouldn't make a special trip out to it but definitely something fun to do in Innsbruck. Also, there was literally no other visitors...More

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Reviewed 22 April 2017

The castle is a little out of town, but easily reached by bus. It occupies an interesting spot on the road up to the mountains, and stands out in the landscape.

Thank Yvonne749
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

The Ambras castle was a nice stop on the hop on hop off bus tour and 40 minutes was the perfect amount of time to walk around the grounds and enjoy the view. We did not go out inside the castle but tickets were available.

Thank JustRose_CH
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19 March 2017|
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Response from amitmegahit | Reviewed this property |
yes it is
29 August 2015|
Response from Maria G | Property representative |
The Admission fee to Ambras Castle Innsbruck is € 10,00 (from April until October) and in winter (from December until March) € 7,00. Children and teens under 19 years are free. Enjoy your visit!
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25 August 2015|
Response from Maria G | Property representative |
You can reach Ambras Castle Innsbruck easily by public transport: trams 3 and 6, bus route C, “the Sightseer” shuttle bus, Postbus 4134. Stop "Schloss Ambras".
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