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Imperial Palace (Hofburg)

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Address: Rennweg 1, Innsbruck 6020, Austria
Phone Number: 43 512 587186
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In the middle of Tirol’s Alpine landscape, one is treated to a close-up...

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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Magnificiant Palace but the Audio Tour Had Some Issues

This is a must do in Innsbruck. It's inexpensive, and beautiful. The tour comes with an audio guide that is prompted by numeric codes at each exhibit. This worked very well... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Catherine D
Vicenza, Italy

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must do in Innsbruck. It's inexpensive, and beautiful. The tour comes with an audio guide that is prompted by numeric codes at each exhibit. This worked very well until the Hall Of Giants (aka The Family Hall) where there were no numbers at all. A passing guide gave me a few numbers to use (108 and 109... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

admittedly, I arrived too late to enter the palace intereior and had to content myself with a cobbled courtyard stroll (and quite a courtyard it is), and a seat on a stone bench to enjoy my gelato and the many windowed view. However, I was a tad underwhelmed with the whited habsburg architectonics but that may have been because I... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is so soul touching to see these gorgeous building with so much history to them. This palace in particular though is beautiful. Don't miss it.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

The imperial apartments were wonderful. It was cool to see how they lived and the furniture and portraits. The exhibit regarding death and the afterlife was understandably morbid, but interesting. This museum also had english on the descriptions of items/paintings which was a definite plus!

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Naples, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Visiting Innsbruck, you cannot miss this beautiful palace. it will take you back to the old fashioned times of the Imperial feasts. The tour doesn't take too long, but it will give you a general idea of the court life at the time of the Austrian Emperors. After the visit you can have a rest at the Cafe Sacher which... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

The Hofburg is one of the must see locations in Innsbruck, but will not take as much time as some of the other grand palaces in Europe- most of what's open to the public is restricted to two floors, with exhibition space on the ground floor. The upper ballroom is amazing and should not be missed, as are the personal... More 

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Schwaz, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Really a must if you visit Innsbruck and wish to appreciate the historical significance of the city. Plan an hour or two here and enjoy imagining life in Medieval and Renaissance times in Innsbruck

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

We visited expecting typical tour of palace type rooms.however, I was pleasantly surprised by the temporary exhibition, the last things in life which explores death, it's traditions and how cultural attitudes towards death have changed how people respond to death and preserving memories. I found this thought provoking and we'll laid out. The only problem was that there is low... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Lots to see and learn here but you need a guide to get the people and timeline straight. Glad I went. Only need about 45 minutes and easy to find.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

We were here during a "death" exhibit. Very cool. Loved the palace ballroom with the paintings of all the royals.

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