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Imperial Palace (Hofburg)

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Address: Rennweg 1, Innsbruck 6020, Austria
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+43 4351 2587186

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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This palace has been beautifully restored, and give an insight into the local history. The courtyard area was good for external shots of the palace.

Reviewed 3 days ago
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This palace has been beautifully restored, and give an insight into the local history. The courtyard area was good for external shots of the palace.

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Hedrick, Iowa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our group visited on a very warm June day, so it was nice to escape the sun for a little while, although one gets a sense of non-climate controlled architecture this way. The palace was delightful, and moderately easy to photograph except in the largest of tour groups, the smaller-the better here. Although schooled in history I found the craftsmanship... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My first visit to the old Imperial Palace of Marie Theresa was over 20 years and I remember thinking at the time... why have they not spent a cent on this place - it is run down with flaking paint and empty rooms. Well not any more. Clearly the true potential of the long neglected Palace has been acknowledged and... More 

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Ahmedabad, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Place that can give you a rich history and culture existed some hundreds yrs ago. Enjoy the walk upto this place, beauty, ambience and fresh air

Thank MilindG123
London, UK
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an appealing place to visit though it has a very domestic 18th century feel about it - focussing very much on the Empress Maria Theresa and her huge family. The great Giants Hall is well worth seeing with portraits of the entire family, But otherwise it is pleasant without being particularly exciting.

Thank david s
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Reviewed 18 March 2017 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.

Thank Mingalaba11
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Reviewed 11 March 2017 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.

Thank JackPudding
Lancashire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

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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Reviewed 26 February 2017

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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England, United Kingdom
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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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