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Court Church of Innsbruck (Hofkirche)

Universitatstrasse 2, Innsbruck, Austria
43 0 512 584302
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Ranked #6 of 41 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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93 reviews 93 reviews
56 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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88 reviews 88 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 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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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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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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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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57 reviews 57 reviews
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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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282 helpful votes 282 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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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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