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Court Church of Innsbruck (Hofkirche), Innsbruck
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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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  • A sculptural work absolutely top notch and refined precision. The rating 3/5 for the price 7 € per person, I think, are a little too.
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  • In the multimedia introduction transported you visitors to a bygone era, so once one enters the Church one is within the story.
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  • Original and superb this church with all the statues and the Cenotaph of Maximilian. The most beautiful church in Innsbruck
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