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Hofkirche, Innsbruck

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Explore the gallery featuring statues of the patron saints of the House of Hapbsurg at 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 Hofkirche on your trip to Innsbruck, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • the landesesmuseum (with the Court Church) is in any case worth watching. you are kindly welcomed at NASA.
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  • Well, what to say? Expensive, ornate. I remember jokes about the new Russians and Golden toilet bowls. To say that I liked. There are prettier from the architectural point of view. But the main idea is noticeable right away-to impress contemporaries and descendants. Someone rabolepstvoval someone zawidow, someone wanted to emulate-indifferent, I think, was not. And if you think that it's all idea still Golden in color, straight yes уважуха.
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  • The Hofkirche is a church. Although it was built to be tomb of King Maximilian I, he was never buried there. You can get an audio guide and know the meaning of every statue of the Church and also of the coffin reliefs that tell a story. The bronze statues are around it like a big funeral, representing the King's family and the big names of world history at the time. The statues were painted black as in a large funeral procession. Maximilian died before the church be completed and your only grandson to completed to perform your grandfather's last wish. King Maximilian is very important because it was responsible for bringing the Court to Innsbruck, which provided that the city develop.
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  • ask for the multimedia show in your language. if time is not on your side, you won't miss out a lot. 12 minutes of sound and visual installation spread across 3 rooms. the main attraction is the church of course. a real impressive monument awaits!
  • What a surprise. A beautiful Gothic church with one of the most impressive tomb ever. Definitely worth a visit.
  • A must see. The bronze statues are impressive, no photo does them justice. The altar is amazing.
  • The majestic grave of Kaiser Maximilian guarded by an army of statues. Just have to be seen if visiting Innsbruck.
  • Nice church with Maximilian's cenotaph and 28 statues, the most famous one is Rudolf I of Germany.