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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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Very well done church and a great monument

The short introduction to Emperor and the story of his tomb is very well done. The tomb is very impressive and imposing. The statues are very impressive. A must see for any... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The short introduction to Emperor and the story of his tomb is very well done. The tomb is very impressive and imposing. The statues are very impressive. A must see for any history buff!!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Or so it would seem from this splendid building, the planned mausoleum for Emperor Maximilian. His tomb is the central point, a magnificent structure of marble with gilded gates, surrounded by bronze figures of his ancestors and royal predecessors, including King Arthur (??). There is also a series of busts of Roman emperors, just to emphasis his importance. Some of... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

It is a very impressive church, you shouldn't miss it. Admission cost is covered by the Innsbruck Card. Centrally located to Altstadt, so it an easy walk. The chapel definitely gives you an idea of the wealth/power of the Habsburgs! Don't forget to see the Silver Chapel!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Seeing the Hofkirche from outside, you cannot imagine how magnificent the interior is. It holds the tomb of Maximillian I, great Habsburg king who is buried here. Although the tomb is remarkable itself in its size with great iron works, ivory decorations,etc...it's the 28 larger than life bronze sculptures which glorify this Church. Those are all famous men and women... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

The Court Church, located within the walls of the Museum of Tyrolean Folk Art, is a must see. A fitting tribute to the much loved Emperor Maximillian 1. The monumental tomb is flanked by 28 larger than life, intricate bronze statues of the Emperor's relatives and ancestors. The church has beautiful paintings and an ornate white ceiling. Treat yourself to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This is the most astounding monument in Innsbruck. The 16th century cenotaph of Maximilian I, erected by his grandson, comprises a guard of honour of colossal bronze statues representing his ancestors and contemporaries, even the legendary king Arthur of England. It is an incredible Renaissance group that deserves to be better known.

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

At the beginning we were a bit skeptical to pay to enter, but this church is beautiful. There was no line to enter. Inside, each bronze statue is so well done that we couldn't do anything but admire the work. Outside of the church is a parlor with a presentation about the will of Emperor Maximilian. It is really nice... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We have been to many churches in Europe but this one will stand out in my mind for the same reason that other travelers describe it. Those large black statues were so unusual - I am not sure what material was used (bronze??), The expressions, the costumes, the stance, the height, the feminine beauty of some - each one a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

When in Europe you can't help but visit churches and cathedrals when on your journey! Hofkirche built in 1553 is a MUST SEE! The sculptures and statues adorn this church from top to bottom. The center has an amazing huge black tomb of Emperor Maximilian with life size bronze figures to watch over the tomb. Just amazing to see you... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I confess to having a particular interest, but these 28 over-life-size bronze sculptures of the emperor and his ancestors, relatives and heroes must be seen. They are truly extraordinary and in the centre is the monument with intricately carved marble reliefs. You can also look down from the Rood Loft, if you go into the Folk Museum, which is also... More 

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Address: Universitatstrasse 2, Innsbruck, Austria
Phone Number: 43 0 512 584302
Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Austrian Alps  >  Tirol  >  Innsbruck

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