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Court Church of Innsbruck (Hofkirche), Innsbruck

Categories: Monuments, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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Explore the gallery featuring statues of the patron saints of the House of Hapbsurg at Court Church of Innsbruck (Hofkirche), built in 1553 by Emperor Ferdinand I as a memorial to his grandfather Emperor Maximilian I. This Gothic church houses a Renaissance organ described as one of the five most famous organs in the world, as well as the black marble sarcophagus of Emperor Maximilian I, surrounded by 28 sizeable bronze figures of friends, family, and historical figures like King Arthur of England. Admire the high altar with Viennese academic painter Johann Carl Auerbach's depiction of the crucifixion. Start your visit with the multimedia show that takes you through a series of rooms, giving you information about the historical significance of each area. Do'’t forget to visit the 16th-century Silver Chapel up the stairs opposite the entrance to the church. Use our Innsbruck trip builder to visit Court Church of Innsbruck (Hofkirche) on your trip to Innsbruck, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • This beautiful gothic church has a very unique feature which we had not seen in any of the other churches in Europe. Right in the centre of the church is the decorated black marble cenotaph of Emperor...  read more »
  • One of the highlights of the old town of Innsbruck! Absolutely worth seeing! Many celebrities form the so-called "Mander of black" (women), which constitute the wake of Emperor Maximillian.
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  • the Church itself is not a masterpiece. It's only the bronze statues that make it extremely interesting
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