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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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more than just a church

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We were there on a quiet morning of a very quiet day and the experience was really awesome. The massive memorial to Maximilian I is not his actual burial place but a huge black marble tomb with ornate and intricate bronze and white marble reliefs depicting important events from his life. The tomb is surrounded by 28 larger than life... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I was wondering around Innsbruck when I saw this church near Innsbruck's Golden Roof and immediately I decided to visit it. The most impressive grave I've ever seen is placed in the middle of the building and you can also see a lot of sculptures all around that grave( dedicated to Massimiliano I, the Emperor).

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The introduction ten minutes of video about Maximilian was a waste of time, I felt, as I just wanted to go straight into the church. Anyway, when the doors finally opeded, the vue was amazing. Huge bronze knights, Emperors and Queens dominate the nave of the church, looking like some figures from Hogwarts, and guarding the empty tomb of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

So impressive...the artistry and beauty must be experienced. To think that this level of craftmanship was possible in Maxmillian's time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

What a fascinating idea. Enhance your own reputation by filling your chapel with very large statues of famous people, and a grand tomb with nothing in it. The overall effect is memorable. They don't waste money on overheating it! Included in the Innsbruck Card - you enter via the Folk Museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

As part of a guided tour of Innsbruck, we were taken to the church. It was beautiful and so peaceful

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The bronze statues around the tomb are the main reason to visit this church- they are breathtaking and incredibly detailed and quite a novelty in such a quiet religious setting. Entry is through the Volksmuseum- the reception staff are very helpful if. You are confused about which ticket to buy.

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