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Imperial Palace (Hofburg)

Rennweg 1, Innsbruck 6020, Austria
43 512 587186
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Ranked #9 of 40 Attractions in Innsbruck
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Cultural
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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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We loved the silver exhibition! It was amazing seeing all the various silver and ceramic utensils used by the Viennese Hierarchy! The Sissi exhibition was very interesting, (although a little depressing) the rooms absolutely beautiful. Would recommend doing both tours

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The Hofburg Palace is a luxurious, lavish elegant and a must see place to visit. there are 25 ornate rooms to explore all wow's. The furnishings, paintings etc, amazing.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Beware: in November it's closed and tourists are not welcome. The only thing one can do is walk around or pass through the courtyard which is more like a schoolyard than a castle one.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We were surprised to learn how much Empress Maria Theresa liked Innsbruck and understood when we saw the Palace. It is a "mini Schonbrunn." The one room with portraits of all her 16 children is quite amazing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This former Habsburg Palace, with over 450 years of rich history, offers the visitor much to explore. Five themed museums make up this Imperial Palaces collection and a free audio guide helps you better understand the political and cultural history of the Habsburg rulers here at the Hofburg. The highly decorative rooms filled with ornate furnishings of Empresses Maria Theresa... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

we went to the Shonboun Palace and felt like we have been transferred back in time to the land of kings and queens. excellent interior filled with gold and silvers and lots n lots of old photography and potraits. a must for all visitors

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Not all the rooms are fitted out with period furniture but still well worthwhile a visit. The main hall is spectacular in the lavish decorations.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

One can pass leisurely hour's time at this place, simply admiring the paintings and artifacts... If you have a day card then worth a visit, otherwise shelling out money probably not recommended. Especially if you have seen Rome/Palace of Versailles etc.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This former home of Empress Maria Teresa can be seen at a leisurely pace in about an hour, much longer if you appreciate original furniture or art of the period. Full descriptions in German and English accompany most exhibits. We visited at a senior rate of just 6€ each and were offered audio guides in English at no charge. Our... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Our visit gave us a lot of information on the Hapsburgs, especially the grande dame, Maria Theresa. The audio-tours is available in various languages. The palace is spectacular although the directional signage is somewhat lacking. The docents are happy to assist in guiding you onto the correct room.

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