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Schloss Ambras Innsbruck (Ambras Castle)

Schlossstrasse 20 | 6020 Innsbruck, Innsbruck 6020, Austria
+43 1 525244802
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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 5 days ago via mobile

We visited here on the hop on hop off bus using the Innsbruck card. It hosts a range of armory, art works and artifacts. The grounds are impressive with views over the town. A great place to spend a few hours.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This schloss or castle is located on top of a hill surrounded by aa beautiful garden where white peacocks were roaming freely. When I went there, very few tourists were around, giving me time to go through the art collections in the castle. I really...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic castle, with some amazing art and artifacts - including armour, and the collection of curiosities!

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Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

The entry fees are low and allows you to visit two museums and the castle. The museums have interesting armor and artifact displays. The castle is tremendous and allows you to wonder about to view its offerings. There are a few peculiar displays in the...More

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Reviewed March 17, 2018

It's a nice place to visit on a rainy day. Getting there - by car can be done down the street which is right next to the buss station (left side if you come from Innsbruck and VERY sharp right if you come from Aldrans)...More

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Reviewed March 5, 2018

Once the symbol of the area's power, later the museum Arch Duke Ferdinand 11. Today enjoy the arsenal,( Rustkammer, the Kunst -und Wunderkammer, the chambers of arts and marvels , and the portrait gallery which features pretreats go the Habsburgs by Ruebens, Cranach, and Valezquez.

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Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

Reasonable price for entry, very interesting place and some strange things to see, the cafe is very nice and the toilets amazing, very modern in such an old building.

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Reviewed February 28, 2018

We found that many other Innsbruck sights are closed on Tuesday, and this is particularly a shame when low cloud means the great mountain trips aren't worth doing. We resorted to Schloss Ambras, and were impressed. The Spanish Hall is stunning, in its scale and...More

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Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

We drove to this Castle and found a free area to park. It took us one hour to visit. We enjoyed the armors, the peacocks in the park, the collection of skeleton sculpture and other antiques. It was worth the visit and the bookshop was...More

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Reviewed February 24, 2018

We loved the walk from our hotel up to the Castle and the gardens on the approach were wonderful to explore. We were blessed with the most spectacular day, blue skies and sunshine which is very unusual for this time of the year. HIghly recommend...More

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August 29, 2015|
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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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August 24, 2015|
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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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