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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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  • It is not enough if you pay over €600 as a Christian Church, no you have to pay entrance fee €7 for a church, churches should be refuge and places of power for every Christian, the Diocese of Innsbruck should be ashamed of yourself!
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  • It is definitely worth a visit (and always in the €11 museum ticket included) but somehow disproportionately in the Church.
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  • Before you go to the Hofkriche, it is advisable to see the pre-show to the life of Emperor Maximilian. Really well done!
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  • 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.
  • Surprisingly good introduction. My girlfriend and watched the show alone at night after schloss ambras (they have a portrait of the original dracula there!). Both of our hair stood up straight to the ceiling.
  • Very beautiful and worth a visit