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Address: Rennweg 1, Innsbruck 6020, Austria
Phone Number: 43 512 587186
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Description: 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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If you love history, this is one of the best things to do in Innsbruck. And see their other palaces in Vienna. Interesting one!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Big building, centrally located. When we arrived, we think the building was closed. We were not sure if it was open to the public.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

If you love history, this is one of the best things to do in Innsbruck. And see their other palaces in Vienna. Interesting one!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Overpriced. Managed badly and the staff was really off, on the point of overt rudeness almost as if they resented us even showing up there. There is an audio guide (free - but the staff wont tell you about it!) but the exhibition is such a mess it is hard to know which way to go round and the endless... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We did without the audioguide as we had already locked our rucksacks in lockers and they needed ID to issue one (the only place in Innsbruck that asked us for this). There was plenty of information to read around the palace so the guide wasn't really necessary anyway. We enjoyed our visit and were pleased to discover plenty of seating... More 

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Luxembourg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

I only visited the outside as the museum was closed from 12 to 16 august because of an "event" taking place... a blow for tourism... The outside is impressive enough though.

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Moscow, Russia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We'd see an greatness of the Habsburg Dynasty in each of halls. And we saw it! But unfortunately Palace wasn't whole restorated at moment, when we was there. But even all what we saw was amazing! Especially I liked a dinner table! It was awesome, because it's all more than 300 years old!!!

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Berne
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

This is an interesting place, partly through its association with Maria Therea and the later imperial family, and partly through its subsequent history from the war of Tyrolean Independence, through the Anschluss, up to the present day. As a palace, it is interesting, though not as impressive as larger and more opulent courts, but it is certainly one of the... More 

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Durban
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I haven't been inside this sight, but love the exterior design and architecture. Viewing it from both sides, and the dome too, which can be seen in a beautiful view down a smaller side street in the Old Town, offers a great architectural perspective!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We've seen the Palaces in Vienna and this was very different. The Imperial Palace at Innsbruck - the Capital of the Alps - once was seat of the Tyrolean sovereigns. This palace contains five themed museum areas: Maria Theresa's Rooms from the eighteenth century, Empress Elisabeth's Apartment from the nineteenth century, a Furniture Museum, an Ancestral Gallery, and a Painting... More 

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Madison, Wi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I love castles so this was very interesting for me. The ornate architecture was gorgeous! My son was not so interested.

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