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Imperial Palace (Hofburg)

Rennweg 1, Innsbruck 6020, Austria
43 512 587186
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Ranked #8 of 36 Attractions in Innsbruck
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Cultural
Owner description: In the middle of Tirol’s Alpine landscape, one is treated to a close-up look at the lifestyle of...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Cultural
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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Linz, Austria
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85 reviews 85 reviews
54 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 NEW

Disappointing as so very little is open. It must be a small fraction of one per cent of the building. A frescoed hall and a few private room of the Empress sissy. Cost is €6for OAPs. a free audio guide in English is provided with a lot of information but it doesn't say why so little of the building is... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Happy to have spent the hour or so visiting the palace. It's central to the town and has a good audio tour. Admission was included in the Ïnnsbruck Card" which I thoroughly recommend getting.

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Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I found my visit to the Imperial palace quite overwhelming. It gives an amazing insight in the lives of Franz Joseph and Elisabeth. Through the audioguide (tip: bring earplugs so you don't have to hold the Phone to your ear during the tour) you get a lot of information about the Habsburgfamily and the history and personality of Elisabeth. Actually... More 

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Province of Bergamo, Italy
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Why should tourist attractions be closed down during the period of the Xmas traditional markets ? Imperial Palace-Amblas Castle -Swaroski Museum - All off limits. At least we were able to visit the cathedral after 12.30 a.m., in the morning, also this was closed .

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Israel
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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72 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
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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Moscow, Russia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
35 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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Charleston, South Carolina
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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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Atlanta
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210 reviews 210 reviews
95 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
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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Singapore, Singapore
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29 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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