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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
Type: Castles, Art Museums, Historic Sites
Description: 10th-century castle of Archduke Ferdinand II.
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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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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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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26 helpful votes 26 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The visit to the chateau is very interesting.There is a restaurant there and the food is good.The gardens are very pretty. Out side the chateau is a park dogs are allowed. The walk is very nice.The hopp&Off bus stops there you can get on when you have finish your visit You must look at the brochure they give you for... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I liked everything about my visit to the castle. The museum was very interesting and entertaining, and laid out perfectly. The castle was well taken care of and really gave you a good feel for its history. The grounds were absolutely fabulous and seemed to go on forever. Loved seeing the peacocks roaming freely.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We just came back from visiting the castle with our 6 month olds. You can easily get around the grounds with a stroller but to view the collections I would advise leaving your stroller with the ticket office and then put your kids in a carrier. The castle is a 10 minute bus ride from the train station. We mainly... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I loved the museums inside this old castle - wander past some of the best collections of medieval armour in the western world, and through to the very odd collections of freakishness (tip: look out for one huge suit of armour, a painting of the owner can be seen further on). There are amazing paintings, art objects and things tht... More

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