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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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A must see when visiting or traveling through Innsbruck

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
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Alexandria, Virginia
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Alexandria, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Kent, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Fantastic ball room, incredible!!, nice grounds and all free with the Innsbruck card. Gardens beautiful.

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Lewisburg, West Virginia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This stop on the hop on hop off bus was great. Amazing decorations. Would highly recommend visiting while in Innsbruck. Great displays. Easy to walk through the rooms.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Easy to park next to this Renaissance castle, which was converted into a palace by Ferdinand ll. Interesting collections of diverse natures eg the Armoury, which has rare examples from 15th and 16th century. The beautiful Spanish Hall is impressive - it was empty of visitors, as was the rest of the Schloss. Interesting to learn about the interlacing of... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Great castle exhibition, have been to a lot Over the years but found this very interesting, easy to get to via hop on hop off tour bus.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Museums are not top of my hit parade but worth a visit, especially if you use the Innsbruck travel pas and combine this attraction with others in the area. Not very busy at all and we seemed to have the place virtually to ourselves. Excellent collection of armour but we found the portraits, and there are a lot of them,... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

The area around this museum/castle was very peaceful and very well kept. The museum entrance was not expensive and well worth the money. Because there were very few visitors, we were able to look at each display at our own pace. There were so many unusual pieces (things you don't usually see in a typical museum) that I wish I... More 

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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

the journey on the little train from Igls was lovely and the grounds of the castle are beautiful but I found the Museum quite boring far to many portraits. They were all alike even the women quite ugly with huge noses. Nothing like the features of modern day Austrians which I thought quite strange

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