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Imperial Palace (Hofburg)

Rennweg 1, Innsbruck 6020, Austria
43 512 587186
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Ranked #7 of 41 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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Roanoke, Virginia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
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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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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

It is always interesting to see how the people of power lived in days gone by. They certainly spared no expense in their lavish accommodation! As this was one of their many homes, and not one that they spent a lot of time in, the number of rooms and things to view was limited. This museum was included in the... More

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Our visit here was included in the Innsbruck card - we had audio-tours in English. The palace was very nice and the history was enjoyable. I liked learning about Maria Theresa and her style of leadership.

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Scotland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Lookking for something to do in Innsbruck and having looked at the guide books, we decided to visit this "palace". What it really is, is one spectacular room and a few other exhibits. It only took about 15 minutes to go through the whole place and we were left feeling "Is that it?" The main room IS beautiful, every piece... More

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

First, it would help if the place had a sign to say what it is. A very large building, with signs saying "Cafe" and "Congress Hall" and a smaller one saying "Hofburg". On the third go I went in, yes it was the Imperial Palace. If you're used to the usual museum/stately home setting, it's a disappointment. Family paintings, newly-upholstered... More

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Russellville, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I love seeing the palaces of the Hofburgs. There were very few people there when we went which made it an even better trip. Beautiful palace!

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Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

right in the middle of this beautiful city and marvelously restored in its original beauty this is a must for people who like the baroque history of Austria and Tirol. Take some time for this and you will feel like being in Vienna.

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Nice place, really interesting. The grand hall was stunning. Disappointed I was told I was unable to take a photo, yet there were no signs to say you couldn't. Felt the staff were just being awkward.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

If you enjoy looking at Imperial furnishings, you'll like the Hofburg. You'll learn some history about the imperial family and about the furniture they commissioned. Also, the Alpine exhibition on the first level was quite fascinating.

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Klang, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

It's a classical palace and being well maintained. Spent 1 hr in this palace and i was happy with it.

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