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Ambras Castle, Innsbruck

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Castle Historic Site
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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  • In addition to the massive collection of armour and armament there is this collection of curiosities which is very hard to summarise. Mind boggling variety of interesting things. It would take a day t...  more »
  • The ground around the castle are nice to explore but I wouldn't make a special trip. If you're staying in the area make sure to explore further up the hill for some wonderful hiking/biking trails  more »
  • Super cool collection of very unusual paintings and items. We definitely enjoyed it and enjoyed the ginormous bathtub made for the queen. Wouldn't make a special trip out to it but definitely somethin...  more »
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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.
  • Very interesting museum with 3 main parts: Armories, Ambras-collections, Upper Castle including Spanish Hall.
  • Interesting collection of armor and artifacts. The castle grounds offer great views and good hiking.