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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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  • Expected more, but alas! Trite and mediocre! Like everywhere! Not an attraction, for which it should be than the sacrifice! Will be able to view! Will not be, well, thank God!
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  • You can easily drive in 10min from the Centre go to and if you come early enough to get a parking space near the entrance. The castle itself has many curiosities in exhibition, really a visit worth.
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  • To visit but nothing particularly if we think about it. Heritage. It is the oldest Museum in that it was built with this in mind.
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  • Lovely gardens and curation is well done. Easy for tourist to access and soak in history.
  • park open to the public. the museum is divided up into the main or upper castle which features impressive rooms and another building, not so stunning
  • Don't miss it and make sure you talk to the staff! The collections in the castle are amazing to look at. More importantly, the staff I've spoken with have a real wealth of knowledge on the Habsburgs and the collection itself. Very enjoyable visit.
  • So much history with a stunning collection
  • Very interesting museum with 3 main parts: Armories, Ambras-collections, Upper Castle including Spanish Hall.

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The Alpine gem of Austria, Innsbruck offers a surprising amount of reasonably priced accommodations for its size. Look for hostels and hotels in the medieval center. Another option is to stay above the city on the Hungerburg Plateau, where you’ll find Alpine hotels with panoramic views from each room. If you're traveling on a budget, look for lodging in private homes throughout the city: rent a room or the entire house for a local stay.
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