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Schloss Ambras

Schloss Strasse 20, Innsbruck 6020, Austria
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Ranked #12 of 41 attractions in Innsbruck
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Castles, Art Museums, Historic Sites
Description: 10th-century castle of Archduke Ferdinand II.
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Grenoble, France
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

beautiful castle outside of town. the gardens are free and open a bit later, 8 pm if i remember, and they are gorgeous! you can have a fantastic walk outside and find little waterfalls and paths in the forest. really nice if you like walking/hiking surrounded by beautiful nature

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San Ramon, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is an amazing old mansion/castle. The medieval armor room is the best I've been to, not in terms of size, but in terms of really explaining well the significance of the various pieces. Schloss Ambras also has an art and curiosities room that has many fabulous pieces in it (particularly carved coral and woodwork) that don't compare with anything... More

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Boise, Idaho
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

If you are expecting this to be an amusement park, you will be disappointed. If you don't like museums and walking around you will be disappointed. If you are looking for a place to get some exercise and enjoy nature, you will enjoy this place. If you are a history buff, and love museums then you will love this place!... More

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Ottawa, Canada
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Many artifacts and portraits from the 16th and 17th centuries are displayed at the Schloss Ambras Castle. A truly fascinating look at history, with weapons, pottery, busts of many people, tools, etc. Made of bronze, wood, even coral!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

If your into art and museums you'll like it. I didn't find anything that spectacular. Your basically on your own walking through. There was a guide but no English

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Cairo, Egypt
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109 reviews 109 reviews
42 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The gardens are lovely, we even saw a peacock strolling around. The castle is nice with a lot of history and the museum has a fine collection of arms and weapons.

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Cary, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

the grounds, the museum, the history; and it's not far from city ctr. I'd try it early in the day, most tourists get there after 11.00 been there numerous times and will go back again.

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Albany, New York
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18 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This museum is a great stop for the business traveler looking to take in a bit of the local culture. It tells a great story of Austira's heritage and has many unique items on display. The armory has a wonderful collection of armor and weapons. the ceiling painting in the armory is very unique and the mirror bench is genius.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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83 reviews 83 reviews
26 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Schloss Ambras has several distinctions. It is one of the few Renaissance period castes in Austria, one of the homes of baroque style. It was the residence of Ferdinand II, a Hapsburg ruler who created an interesting building set in a landscape design that is maintained as it was in the 16th century. For this reason, spring or summer are... More

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39 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Get here by bus J or STB towards Igls. Ahead of an other attraction in town. It's a great castle, location and outlook. It will satisfy a number of senses and expectations you may want during your visit. Make sure you allocate enough time for the artifacts and curiosities hall... it's very interesting, unlike the 4 levels of portraits in... More

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