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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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"archduke ferdinand"
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"beautiful gardens"
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"amazing collection"
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

fantastic museum, brilliantly illustrated, guide in english well worth the €17 we paid. Had passed the number times delighted I went in today

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ambras Castle, located above Innsbruck in Tyrol, can be seen far and wide—and it is one of the provincial capital’s most important sites. Perched high above Innsbruck, it houses the magnificent collections of paintings, armor, and objets d’art assembled by Archduke Ferdinand II (1529-1595),

Thank Amir S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The entrance cost 7€. Not to bad. The castle is not very fancy now a days but the curiosities room is very enjoyable. The armors rooms are quite impressive as well

Thank Colin F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Its a “schloss”. The gardens are beautiful , the concept is like by every other castle of this era. The big sal is something worth seeing. We ended up drinking wine and having some cake in the garden cafe. Really beautiful and cosy.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our visit was excellent. Lots of very interesting things to see. Say hello to the peacocks! Another good reason to get an Innsbruck card!

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Reviewed 17 January 2018

The castle includes two major parts: the lower and the upper castle. Most of the collections are in the lower castle. The armours were really special to me, because I had never seen such well collected series and also learned some stories between royal members....More

Thank Tzu-hao K
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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

A particularly impressive museum. The collection is very extensive and beautifully exhibited. The rooms are impressive. Like the collection of armor. An absolute must see.

Thank André B
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Reviewed 29 December 2017

Visited here on a cold and clear day. Therefore not many people which allowed us to get fabulous images of the bespoke palace with all its fabulous painted panels. It really outshines the rest of the Schloss, which is a huge barn of a place,...More

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Reviewed 26 December 2017

Great display of suits of armour and some amazing hand crafts, carvings, models etc. Well worth a visit and you can spend some time here walking the gardens around the Schloss. English translations on all signage in displays and audio available for other languages. Get...More

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Reviewed 25 December 2017

Took the Hop on/off bus and meandered thru the garden from which one gets a first view of the palace. After entering one can view the armories representing the 16th and 17th century. There is also an art gallery. Moving to the upper building, the...More

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29 August 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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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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