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Court Church of Innsbruck (Hofkirche)

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Address: Universitatstrasse 2, Innsbruck, Austria
Phone Number: 43 0 512 584302
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Great church with a really good multi-media intro

We visited the church as part of the folk life museum tour. Like everything else in Austria, the tour really gives you a lot for the money (my feet still ache). We were just about... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Lynchburg, Virginia

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the church as part of the folk life museum tour. Like everything else in Austria, the tour really gives you a lot for the money (my feet still ache). We were just about to leave the museum, when one of the guides directed us to the multi-media display. Although I whined at first, I went along, since it... More 

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Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The church is nothing special, rather plain. The bronze statues are what makes this special. If you are here, you should see this. The audio tour is rather long.

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Thank David R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

A clearly wonderful and beautiful church & museum. Would have been wonderful to know the stories behind all the pieces and paintings however due to "technical difficulties" there was only German commentary which was very disappointing and put a damper on the experience.

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Thank Jon P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

seeing that place and the nice show about maxmillion the emperor is really magic it is a must thanks to Innsbruck card

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Cape Town
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

As other reviewers have said, a very interesting church different from most. Large bronze statues and the tomb of Emperor Maximillian dominate the nave. Helpful to have some understanding of the history. An unusual and slightly imposing experience. Definitely worth visiting.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Over sized black bronze statues of all the past rulers up to Maximillian. Got to see the Silver Chapel and admire Maximillians tomb (not used).

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Thank Rob B
Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

It is not like the normal cathedrals or churches that we see on a daily basis! The history behind Maximilian's rule, his personality and how this has helped to remind us of his saga is exceptional!

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Thank shalleys
Bicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The bronze statues of kings and queens are incredible; pay attention at all the details and don't miss the silver chapel.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Unique presentation of Maximillian's special tomb which was never used. The tomb is covered with vignette paintings showing important hustorical events. What is most interesting is the collection of very large brass depictions of famous kings, queens, noblemen and warriors which surround the tomb. They are lifelike (though large) and extremely detailed. Well worth visiting.

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Kent, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

If it were not for the bigger than life bronzes, this would just be another church. It is interesting, but the tomb makes it worthwhile.

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