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Court Church of Innsbruck (Hofkirche)

Universitatstrasse 2, Innsbruck, Austria
43 0 512 584302
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Ranked #6 of 40 Attractions in Innsbruck
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Cultural
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Moscow, Russia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

By no means, our first destination was the very church with the multiple figurines. Yet, the second part of the visit resulted to be not less impressive: the interactive excursion about Maximilian I. Completely automatic. Informative and impressive. Strongly recommended.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Maximilian I's tomb is there and it is encircled by 28 huge bronze statues of his friends, his family and historical figures. The statues are remarkable. It is quite a sight and it is close to the Imperial Palace and one of the museums so there is plenty that is close.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Located in the heart of Innsbruck's old town, the Hofkirche can be accessed through the Tyrolean Folk Museum. Before entering the church, your journey begins with a multi-media show that takes you through a series of rooms. Each room provides historical information on Maximillian 1 and the times in which he lived, up until his death. This is a well... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This church was recommended by the tour guide who did not have time to show us the inside whilst we were on the walking tour. It has a wonderful multimedia show as an introduction and the tomb of Maximillian, housed as the centre piece, is amazing. It's a real surprise when you enter the church and was a highlight of... More

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Worth a visit for the statues alone....good job maximillian didn't finish them all! Fit this in with the museum pass (reductions for over 60's)

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Myrtle Beach, SC
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303 reviews 303 reviews
131 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Every church we saw in Austria was beautiful, this one included. Stop for a moment, get away from the traffic and chaos of tourism. It's free- why not!

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Tyrone, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Emperor Maximilian's ornate black marble cenotaph occupies the center of the nave, which is surrounded by 28 bronze statues of various relatives, ancesters, and heroes (like King Arthur). Don't miss the 16th-century Silver Chapel, up the stairs opposite the entrance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

As previously stated, the Hofkirche is really a museum now. It was built and survives as the resting place of Maximilian I. But, he is not buried here! The tribute has amazing life-size bronze statues of his family surrounding the huge casket (think of an indoor mausoleum) as well as many of the important historic figures of the nation. It... More

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Citrus Heights, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We learned quite a lot about Maximilian I and the Habsburg empire.The tomb and surrounding statuary was really interesting!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Amazing it was bombed and has been restored perfectly. Why was Maximilians tomb empty? We never found out. Organ and pulpit breathtaking. Altar not so much even if it is a Jans Cranach painting. Great peaceful oasis in hoaching old town full of tourists (yuk)

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