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Schloss Ambras

Address: Schloss Strasse 20, Innsbruck 6020, Austria
Phone Number: 43 1 525 24 4802
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Ranked #11 of 64 things to do in Innsbruck
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Art museums, Historic sites, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: 10th-century castle of Archduke Ferdinand II.
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Type: Castles, Art museums, Historic sites, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: 10th-century castle of Archduke Ferdinand II.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Museums are not top of my hit parade but worth a visit, especially if you use the Innsbruck travel pas and combine this attraction with others in the area. Not very busy at all and we seemed to have the place virtually to ourselves. Excellent collection of armour but we found the portraits, and there are a lot of them,... More 

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California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

The area around this museum/castle was very peaceful and very well kept. The museum entrance was not expensive and well worth the money. Because there were very few visitors, we were able to look at each display at our own pace. There were so many unusual pieces (things you don't usually see in a typical museum) that I wish I... More 

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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

the journey on the little train from Igls was lovely and the grounds of the castle are beautiful but I found the Museum quite boring far to many portraits. They were all alike even the women quite ugly with huge noses. Nothing like the features of modern day Austrians which I thought quite strange

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Bath
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We went out to the schloss on Tram 3,hiked up the hill on New Years Eve afternoon and had the whole place virtually to ourselves. The collection of curiosities is incredible, worth an hour at least, folowed by the stunning pinces hall, and a glass collection of world reknown. Catch the same tram back on your innsbruck card or forkbout... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Nice grounds and big selection of armoured suits. We ran out of time so hurried through but it deserved a good look. Get the Innsbruck Card- it's good value.

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Grand Marais, Minnesota
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57 reviews 57 reviews
24 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I found the grounds around Ambras to be a real treat to walk through. There is a charge to go into the palace but it is free to walk around the park and well worth the trip even if you do not go through the palace. Great views of Innsbruck and surrounding mountains.

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Moscow, Russia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
35 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

In November the museum is closed as well as the restaurant, so, tourists are not welcome indoors. Yet, if one enjoys solitude and nature autumn beauty it's just the place. If the weather is tolerant (neither rainy nor windy) you will be accompanied by the local residents - peacocks, which in itself is a remarkable feeling.

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Like most Museums in Austria the entry fees are quite steep,€10,00 for adults and €7,00 for OAPs but obviously running a huge Museum doesn´t come cheaply. The displays are superb,the setting perfect and the food at the small restaurant tasty,fresh and very reasonably priced,the request, `Mit eine extra portion Pommes Frites Bitte´resulted in a full dish of the finest fries... More 

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Atlanta
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220 reviews 220 reviews
98 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Schloss Ambras was one of three castles I visited and was by far the best. This well preserved 16th century Museum Castle with it's lush grounds and grand views, was one of the highlights of my trip. The tour begins in the Lower Castle with the magnificent armouries filled with assorted suits of armour openly displayed, many in realistic situations.... More 

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Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Helpul multilingual gal in historic display rooms pointed out many interesting exhibits. Allow at least two hours!

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