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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 #10 of 35 Attractions in Innsbruck
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Art Museums, Cultural
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Owner description: 10th-century castle of Archduke Ferdinand II.

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Grand Marais, Minnesota
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56 reviews 56 reviews
24 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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35 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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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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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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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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Carlsbad, California
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222 reviews 222 reviews
124 attraction reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

A Renaissance castle built in XVI century. It comprises of a Lower Castle and the Upper Castle. The Lower Castle contains an armor collection and a valuable art collection. The Upper Castle contains an extensive portrait gallery of members of the House of Habsburg. The portraits were painted by well known artists such as: Anthony van Dyck, Titian and Diego... More

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Cork, Cork, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We had free entrance to the castle using the Innsbruck card you can get from the tourist office (€33 for 24hrs). The castle itself was nice, the armour on display was cool although the information wasn't always provided or wasn't clear. The Spanish hall was fantastic. What really blew us away was the grounds. A beautiful forest/park with a river,... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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339 helpful votes 339 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Do not miss this castle during your visit to Innsbruck. The gardens are lovely and free to visit. The castle is absolutely fantastic to visit and will take you hours to walk through. The Spanish Hall will take your breath away. Do NOT miss it!

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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72 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Actually, this is a massive art gallery with great views! The portrait gallery is massive. You can walk in the gardens and there is a cafe. Not much parking, so plan your visit well

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Sydney, Australia
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Not bad for a quick visit. Check out the Armoury for a good collections of weapons and armour, but not much else to see. Jump on the bus and have a quick look if you have time.

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