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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
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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Milan, Lombardia, Italy
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76 reviews 76 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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146 reviews 146 reviews
102 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
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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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

It was lucky that I tagged onto a couple who had hired a guide because I would never have known how to get the most out of this visit. When you go through from the Museum, it isn't very clear where to go so I went through a door marked "Maximillian's Will". A Guide and her party arrived moments later... More

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Hollywood, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

This is a "you have to see it to believe it" type of place. The Court Church sculptures are wonderful and if you know your Austrian history, it's like looking in the faces of the celebrities of many centuries past.

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Bielsko-Biala, Poland
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

We went into the church for a quick visit. It truly is a beautiful and an important part of Austrian history. Check out the statues that are there as they are amazing if not somewhat spooky!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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114 attraction reviews
278 helpful votes 278 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

The most impresive part of this church are the statues which are of nobility and heroes. The "centrepiece" is the cenotaph in memory of Maxmilian I, Holy Roman Emperor. The rest of the church is beautiful but it is the statues that stand out the most. A must see.

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wellington
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We revisited the HofKirche and it is certainly no less impressive. The attention to detail of the moulding on the figures is amazing. Incredible to thnk that the forethought and planning of one man could produce such an enduring legacy. Many of the European aristocracy of the day are present including family members. The only one not is Maximillian himself... More

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Midlands, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

I had heard that this was a must see but was unprepared for the enormous statues of Maximillian's forebears and family. This isn't a large site and isn't even a proper tomb but it is very impressive. I would visit this rather than the cathedral if I had to chose-well worth the entrance fee. The silver chapel upstairs is also... More

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minneapolis
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

The extremely ornate burial tomb of the Emperor. But it is empty, because he had so many unpaid bills that the people of Innsbruck would not let him be buried there.

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Oldham, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I hadn't done research on this and was totally unprepared for what it contained. The 28 bronzes are masterpieces and larger than life size. The carving on the tomb itself is superb. Just make sure you get an audio guide or you'll have little idea what you're looking at.

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