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Imperial Palace (Hofburg)

Rennweg 1, Innsbruck 6020, Austria
43 512 587186
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Ranked #7 of 40 Attractions in Innsbruck
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings
Owner description: In the middle of Tirol’s Alpine landscape, one is treated to a close-up look at the lifestyle of prominent Austrians of the past, such as Empress... more » Owner description: In the middle of Tirol’s Alpine landscape, one is treated to a close-up look at the lifestyle of prominent Austrians of the past, such as Empress Maria Theresa and “Sisi”: Innsbruck’s Hofburg, one of the three most important historical buildings in Austria, was once a favorite residence of the Habsburgs. « less
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Houston, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

It is an interesting palace with great descriptions in multiple languages, including English. The tour route is a little difficult to follow, but officials are in pretty much every room and will direct you room in the correct order. Palace is furnished with furniture from the period, which we appreciated (as opposed to being converted to an art museum like... More

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San Jose, California
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is the former Habsburg state palace with some paintings, sculptures, and antique furniture. There are available toilet facilities onsite. Photography is prohibited although the signage did not explain this (though the staff is very eager to stop you from taking photos). We weren't sure if photography was prohibited in certain areas or the entire palace. Overall, our experience was... More

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Fribourg, Switzerland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

...and that was no doubt the impact the House of Habsburg intended with the grand opulence of this palace. The Giant's Hall and Silver Chapel are stunning. Beautiful clocks, stylish furniture and elaborate table settings. The photo police were intrusive, even if only doing their job.

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Bangalore, India
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Innsbruck is a real beautiful place and I have already visited this place twice in 4 years and I'll surely return here soon! Almost all the sights in Innsbruck town are within walking distance of each other..if using public transport (tram/bus) get down at museumstrasse or maria Theresen strasse. The imperial palace is real pretty with its quota of paintings,... More

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Hong Kong
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

A must see in Innsbruck! Lovely palace with a nice painting collection. Good way to learn about the Hapsburg history. Try the Sacher Cafe next door after the visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

You really find the history of the emperors .Many details of everyday life.Luxury in 18th century with steam bath and swimming pool.Try theSacher cafe on the opposite for great time

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Auckland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Great paintings and really good history. You can get audio translator of the different pieces of art and exhibitions. It was a very beautiful place and easy to spend a few hours There was also a exhibition on at the same time which was really interesting, about the history of mountaineering

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Calgary, Canada
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Used our Innsbruck card to see this Palace. Easy to spend about and hour here and learn all about the history of the Hapsburgs. Queens apartments were very nice though almost understated when compared with the ornate decor of Versailles.

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New Delhi, India
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

- Good architecture - But was not that grand as were the other palaces we have een - Is very close to market and kind of almost runs into it - Ticket counter staff was warm

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Roanoke, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I guess we expected a little more. It was nice, but I suppose we were spoiled by what we saw near Vienna.

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