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Ambras Castle, Innsbruck

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At Ambras Castle, see Archduke Ferdinand II's collections of art, crafts, and curiosities. Commissioned in the 16th century by one of the most important patrons of the Habsburg family, the castle served as the archduke's residence from 1563 to 1595. In the chamber of art and curiosities, find corals arranged in cabinets, turnery made of wood and ivory, glass figurines, porcelain, and silk paintings. In two rooms of jousting armor, you can examine the suits made for the archduke. Enter the Spanish Hall, a notable example of German Renaissance architecture, and look along the wood-inlaid ceiling and walls adorned with 27 portraits of Tyrolean rulers. Compare them to the paintings of Habsburgs in the upper castle portrait gallery. Put Ambras Castle on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Innsbruck vacation route planner.
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  • the down of another gteneration of the splendors of the Austrian royalty and Childebert culture
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  • We spent a morning walking through the beautiful gardens and interesting museum. You can reach this place via the sightseer bus you only need to walk for about 10 minutes from the bus stop to reach th...  read more »
  • We stopped off here from the hop on, hop off tourist bus. The grounds and the castle itself are beautiful and well preserved and restored. Views are excellent from many places and it all gives you a g...  read more »
  • Interesting collection of armor and artifacts. The castle grounds offer great views and good hiking.
  • This is an amazing place. The audioguide is very informative and the exhibits are well displayed. The armour collection must be unique as the pieces were collected at the time and housed in cases specially costructed for them. There are also other artefacts (musical instrments, measuring devices,coral pieces to name a few) and the most wonderful wood carvings. You certainly need 3hrs plus to view all this - and it lies in beautiful parkland gardens overlooking Innsbruck.
  • Many armour, and nice view! In general quite good museum.
  • Very cool. Worth the trip up! Plan on 3ish hours. Lots of stuff to see inside and out!
  • Really nice castle!
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