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Schloss Ambras

Schloss Strasse 20, Innsbruck 6020, Austria
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Ranked #12 of 40 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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Cairo, Egypt
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109 reviews 109 reviews
42 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
18 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
26 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
39 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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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Oostende
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

ideal for a romantic morning or afternoon, in combination with the rarity-cabinet which is in the museum and also has a vast armoury exhibition, it is a perfect half-day out

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Jacksonville, Florida
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117 reviews 117 reviews
44 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

It has the most impressive arms collections. The rest of the museum collections are also worth examining. It is definitely worth a visit.

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Seneca, South Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Truly a must see! Beautiful grounds. Much history to see here. The armory alone is worth a visit. The Spanish Hall is lovely.

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Russellville, Arkansas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Loved this place! Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!! The collection of armory is AMAZING!! There is so much that they still have that is all in great condition - it's amazing! All the staff were very friendly.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

The castle is very nice. Has an excellent collection of armory and art objects. The Spanish Hall is impressive. Very cool.

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