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Schloss Ambras

Schloss Strasse 20, Innsbruck 6020, Austria
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Ranked #11 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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Yorba Linda, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

The castle has beautiful grounds/great landscaping. The internal rooms are more like art galleries with a great armory. Worth a visit if you are in the area. Using the Innsbruck card, we got on the sightseer bus to get to it.

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The armory is really great. The cafe inside the palace is super.The people there are very kind. Not a 5 star expirience but the schnitsel was super

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Durban, South Africa
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35 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We walked to the Schloss from were we were staying in Igls. The building and gardens were beautiful and we spent quite a while exploring around them. We did not go inside the castle as we thought the entrance fee was well overpriced. Worth a vist if you are in the area.

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Grenoble, France
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

beautiful castle outside of town. the gardens are free and open a bit later, 8 pm if i remember, and they are gorgeous! you can have a fantastic walk outside and find little waterfalls and paths in the forest. really nice if you like walking/hiking surrounded by beautiful nature

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San Ramon, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is an amazing old mansion/castle. The medieval armor room is the best I've been to, not in terms of size, but in terms of really explaining well the significance of the various pieces. Schloss Ambras also has an art and curiosities room that has many fabulous pieces in it (particularly carved coral and woodwork) that don't compare with anything... More

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Boise, Idaho
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

If you are expecting this to be an amusement park, you will be disappointed. If you don't like museums and walking around you will be disappointed. If you are looking for a place to get some exercise and enjoy nature, you will enjoy this place. If you are a history buff, and love museums then you will love this place!... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Many artifacts and portraits from the 16th and 17th centuries are displayed at the Schloss Ambras Castle. A truly fascinating look at history, with weapons, pottery, busts of many people, tools, etc. Made of bronze, wood, even coral!

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Mass.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

If your into art and museums you'll like it. I didn't find anything that spectacular. Your basically on your own walking through. There was a guide but no English

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Cairo, Egypt
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42 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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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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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