At Schloss Ambras Innsbruck, see Archduke Ferdinand II's collections of art, crafts, and curiosities. Commissioned in the 16th century by one of the most important patrons of the Habsburg family, the castle served as the archduke's residence from 1563 to 1595. In the chamber of art and curiosities, find corals arranged in cabinets, turnery made of wood and ivory, glass figurines, porcelain, and silk paintings. In two rooms of jousting armor, you can examine the suits made for the archduke. Enter the Spanish Hall, a notable example of German Renaissance architecture, and look along the wood-inlaid ceiling and walls adorned with 27 portraits of Tyrolean rulers. Compare them to the paintings of Habsburgs in the upper castle portrait gallery. Using our world travel planner, Innsbruck attractions like Schloss Ambras Innsbruck can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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We could only see it from outside. Castle was closed, as well as the gift shop where tickets are being sold. They are opening at 10:00, we could not wait, we were on a tight schedule. Gardens were...
We could only see it from outside. Castle was closed, as well as the gift shop where tickets are being sold. They are opening at 10:00, we could not wait, we were on a tight schedule. Gardens were... more »
on our way out of Innsbruck we stopped at this castle. There is parking on the entrance road, which could be scarce early in the day. The castle contained armor and ephemera collections of Archduke.... more
on our way out of Innsbruck we stopped at this castle. There is parking on the entrance road, which could be scarce early in the day. The castle contained armor and ephemera collections of Archduke.... more »
Wonderful experience. Would recommend to any traveling to Innsbruck. You can walk from old town (if ambitious), taxi or use public transportation. We spent approximately 3 hours touring the grounds. Lots of history explained. Small cafe in upper castle for drinks, coffee and snacks or meal if desired.
I wasn't expecting much, but was pleasantly surprised with what was exhibited here. My favorite part was the Chamber of Art and Wonders, so many interesting pieces! I wish I had planned more time here, if I come back to Innsbruck I will definitely visit again.
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