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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: Monuments/ Statues, Religious Sites
Traveler Description: The Hoffkirche or Court Church of Maximilan I was built to house the tomb of Maximilian I and was completed in 1587.  The tomb lies in the center of... more »
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Sausalito
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The Hofkirche is really a museum now. It has amazing life-size bronze statues of many of the important historic figures of the area and of the nation. It is worth a visit, but it is not particularly inspiring religiously. If one is seeking a truly inspiring setting for prayer and meditation in Innsbruck, I would recommend walking a few blocks... More

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Hong Kong
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Unique small church next to the palace with life size bronze statues surrounding the King's tomb. The silver altar on the upper level is most exquisite.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

Don't miss this church when you are here. We have visited many churches in Europe but this one is completely unique with its bronze life size statues around the memorial to the king. Be sure to go upstairs to see the silver altar!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We were completely surprised by this amazing experience about the amazing Max the First. DO NOT miss this quick and fascinating private "multi-media" spectacle! You will walk away from this knowing that this was a GREAT recommendation!

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Mellieha
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The finesse and detail of the numerous larger than life bronze statues comprizing the mausoleum complex has to be seen to be appreciated. It is ironic that despite the efforts and artistic aplication through three generations, Maximillian I was never buried there. One wonders!! However this mausoleum is truly unique.

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Milan, Lombardia, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

The court church of Innsbruck is worth a visit. It has a cute little courtyard before you enter the church. The sculptures are beautiful and so detailed we didn't spend a lot of time there as it was ten minutes before it was closing but was worth it. If you have the Innsbruck card you can use it here.

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DURBAN SOUTH AFRICA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

This church is a shrine to Maximillian . The sculptures are amazing and wonderful. Austria has some very famous artist and that is why all these sculptures are just fantastic and plays an important part of Austrian history.

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