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Schloss Ambras

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Address: Schloss Strasse 20, Innsbruck 6020, Austria
Phone Number: 43 1 525 24 4802
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Description: 10th-century castle of Archduke Ferdinand II.

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Very interesting and extensive art collection, as well as armoury. Also a collection of glass. The castle is good to walk through and around. Plenty of history to absorb. 10 euros... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Very interesting and extensive art collection, as well as armoury. Also a collection of glass. The castle is good to walk through and around. Plenty of history to absorb. 10 euros for adults and under 19s free = excellent value. Note: if arriving via the number 3 tram it is a stiff uphill walk to get to the gardens and... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

If you need a rest from the bustle of the tourists crowding into old-town, take a hop-on-hop-off bus and spend an hour walking in the part of this lovely place which is not grand or spectacular by European measure but so pleasant!

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Mikkeli, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We only visited the outside of the castle and garden, so no comments about castle tour or inside the castle. If you're in a hurry you can check this castle easily within 15-30 mins outside and save the money.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Archduke Ferdinand II (1529-1595) son of the emperor had the medieval Ambras Castle converted into the present Renaissance castle for his wife and sons. Built to display his collection of worldwide fame into one of the oldest modern museums. The Armouries contain very rare examples of armours from the 15th century originally belonging to Emperor Maximilian. the display is amazing... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Wonderful setting with the decorated castle and its grounds to explore. Superb collections of paintings (largely portraits), sculpture, armour, glass, curiosities (in the 'Kunstkammer'), and rare survivals of 'everyday', although obviously elite and courtly, objects from the Renaissance - all exceptionally well displayed and explained. I loved the incredible survival of a white napkin woven with the eagle and the... More 

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Cheadle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We had an overnight stop in Innsbruck. On the morning of our departure we had some spare time and two and a half hours wandering around this Castle. It looks very impressive from the outside and even more so in the grand hall inside. Fantastic collection of armour. About 3 floors to explore, containing many artefacts and paintings. Extensive gardens,... More 

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Innsbruck, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We spent quite a long time in Innsbruck and visited the castle as well. It is great place with huge park and peacocks running around. So It is amazing to make some pictures around. Unfortunately the restaurant is closed, so be sure you have some water with you during the summer days.Go early in the morning otherwise it is going... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

A fascinating and well constructed display that one is able to visit at their own pace. Audio guides are available, should one decide to rent one. The displays of armor are fantastic, to include armor on horses and displays of jousting attire. There are also displays of Turk weaponry and armor. In a separate wing of the schloss is a... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

When you buy tickets that include the palace visit, the bus operators may not inform of the long queue to visit the palace. The palace allows people in batches to avoid crowding.

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ANGWIN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We stayed at Hostel Marmota, and Schloss Ambras was within walking distance. We had been traveling with a school group prior to Innsbruck and couldn't afford Windsor Castle or Versailles, but but I still wanted my kids to experience exploring a castle. Ambras was perfect! Archduke Ferdinand II had built the castle in the 1500s, and he was quite a... More 

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