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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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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Orlando, Florida
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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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Sausalito
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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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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 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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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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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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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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