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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. Take a look at our Innsbruck online trip maker to schedule your visit to Hofkirche and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Very interesting 16th century church with elaborate history, built as the site for the tomb of Emperor Maximilian I. It is next to Tyrolean Folk Art Museum and Franciscan Monastery. There is an... 
    Very interesting 16th century church with elaborate history, built as the site for the tomb of Emperor Maximilian I. It is next to Tyrolean Folk Art Museum and Franciscan Monastery. There is an...  more »
  • The court church of Innsbruck was built to be a tomb for Maximillian I by his grandson, Emperor Ferdinand 1 in the 16th century. Max himself had the idea of commissioning larger-than-life cast... 
    The court church of Innsbruck was built to be a tomb for Maximillian I by his grandson, Emperor Ferdinand 1 in the 16th century. Max himself had the idea of commissioning larger-than-life cast...  more »
  • This was an interesting site and our tour guide had lots of interesting information related to the site and the artifacts collected and displayed in the Church. It would have been difficult to tour.....  more
    This was an interesting site and our tour guide had lots of interesting information related to the site and the artifacts collected and displayed in the Church. It would have been difficult to tour.....  more »
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  • Wonderful church with some truly incredible artifacts. You can visit for a small entrance fee, stow your stuff in a locker for a refundable one euro cost, and visit the small gift shop afterward. Worth visiting.
  • Beautiful church attached to the Tyrolean Museum. The tomb for Maximilian is really cool with all the the life size status surrounding it. While I was there a gentleman was playing the organ in the small hall on the second floor
  • Its a must go destination in Innsbruck. the ticket for all the museums is just €11 and it takes at least one day to enjoy them all. special one is the the church which is one of a kind. not people at all and its warm there is coffee, too.
  • If you like highly ornate churches, you'll enjoy this one. Huge painted ceiling frescoes and a beautiful dome. Extremely grand, ornate organ pipes over the entrance if you look back from the alter end of the aisle. The whole alter area is just as grand. It is free to enter but if you want to take photographs you need to buy a €1 photo pass (good for 1 hour) from the automated ticket machines as you go in. A papal paparazzi pass...
  • There's a statue of King Arthur here. Would also recommend the audio guide; otherwise I would have missed out on King Arthur. It's also one of the more unique churches I've seen; it's part of the museum and there's literally a coffin in the middle of the place, and it's flanked by statues.

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