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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 castle was not impressed especially for the outdoor beauty, to impress me were the gardens. Lovely. An expanse of hedge, lawn and flowers are the setting for a place that looks like something out of a fairy tale. To complete the work there are peacocks walking around. Really a beautiful memory, absolutely recommended.
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  • I have been to this part of the world before and coulee not understand why I had missed this Schloss but after a visit I do understand why - it is a little disappointing when compared to the Hofburg i...  more »
  • My favorite castle in the world! Great for family, group of friends, or by yourself! Rain or shine, the inside of the castle is full of history and interesting information! The castle gardens are so g...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Interesting collection of armor and artifacts. The castle grounds offer great views and good hiking.
  • Many peculiar artefacts. Definitely exceeds expectations.
  • 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.
  • very nice place with a nice views