Imperial Palace
Imperial Palace
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In the middle of Tirol’s Alpine landscape, one is treated to a close-up look at the lifestyle of prominent Austrians of the past, such as Empress Maria Theresa and “Sisi”: Innsbruck’s Hofburg, one of the three most important historical buildings in Austria, was once a favorite residence of the Habsburgs.
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  • Annalea A
    1 contribution
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Warning 1st floor
    I do not recommend the visit of the 1st floor dedicated to Maximilian I to anyone who is sensitive to loud music, repetitive sounds... Different music are constanstly played in different areas of the exhibition, one can hear several musics at a same time and it's highly uncomfortable. My son suffers from mild autism and he couldn't get out of there fast enough. I wish someone could have warned us at the entrance. Fortunately the 2nd floor is music-free and it's worth a visit.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 30, 2023
  • SusanMG
    Klosters, Switzerland58 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don’t miss this gem in the old city
    Wonderfully presented, magnificent decor and so much history. Fundamental to the history of Austria. The Maximillian I exhibit was a plus - mostly in German but that was to be expected. The signage in the palace had multiple languages so that was great. Would be helpful to have free Wi-Fi to download the app as I usually derive so much more benefit from the visit. Glad I got to see this!
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 9, 2024
  • Anoncat A
    7 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great historical detour for those who are interested but don't like spending their whole trip in museums
    Definiely one for those intetested in the intricacies of the heirarchies of Europe. Stunning paintings and a look into the world of nobility, although would have been nice not to have as many darn chairs! Very interesting look into everyone from Henry 8th's wife, the Habsburg dynasty, and Archduke Franz Ferdinand whose assasination started WW1.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written March 12, 2024
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Anoncat A
7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Definiely one for those intetested in the intricacies of the heirarchies of Europe. Stunning paintings and a look into the world of nobility, although would have been nice not to have as many darn chairs! Very interesting look into everyone from Henry 8th's wife, the Habsburg dynasty, and Archduke Franz Ferdinand whose assasination started WW1.
Written March 12, 2024
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SusanMG
Klosters, Switzerland58 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Wonderfully presented, magnificent decor and so much history. Fundamental to the history of Austria. The Maximillian I exhibit was a plus - mostly in German but that was to be expected. The signage in the palace had multiple languages so that was great. Would be helpful to have free Wi-Fi to download the app as I usually derive so much more benefit from the visit. Glad I got to see this!
Written February 9, 2024
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Annalea A
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
I do not recommend the visit of the 1st floor dedicated to Maximilian I to anyone who is sensitive to loud music, repetitive sounds... Different music are constanstly played in different areas of the exhibition, one can hear several musics at a same time and it's highly uncomfortable. My son suffers from mild autism and he couldn't get out of there fast enough. I wish someone could have warned us at the entrance. Fortunately the 2nd floor is music-free and it's worth a visit.
Written August 30, 2023
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Hailey P
Denver, CO26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
We passed here at night when the lights were on. Impressive building in the city centre, worth passing by for sure.
Written July 6, 2023
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blaine
Houston, TX16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Gorgeous, stunning, interesting. Loved the ballroom and how they had mirrors so you could easily view the artwork above
Written May 31, 2023
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Michael K
London, UK532 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
The imperial palace was built as a castle for Archduke Sigmund the Rich in the 15th century, expanded by Emperor Maximilian 1 in the 16th century, but owes its present-day appearance to Empress Maria Theresia (1717-80) in the Baroque style. Once you have found the way in (which is not immediately obvious) , you can visit a number of apartments on the first floor, including the huge and impressive Giants' Hall, from 1750. This is not like other stately homes and castles, however, being very sparsely furnished, which doesn't help you get a sense of what it was like in its heyday. For an additional 5 Euros you can visit a special exhibition about Maximilian 1.
Written October 15, 2022
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podrozniczka60
New Jersey16,054 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Couples
This palace is considered one of the three most significant Austrian historical buildings. The tours of the imperial palace are “worth it “ but Hofburg,as beautiful as it is inside, seems predictable to a degree. See Maia Theresa’s rooms, Elisabeth’s apartments and painting gallery
Written October 6, 2022
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travelhoundGreece
Greece58 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
With the basic ticket you can see the rooms of the palace. With the more expensive one you can see an art exhibit too. It was nice, but sad to see how the aristocrats spent so much money on themselves while the people were hungry.
Written August 11, 2022
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John G
United Kingdom651 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
Entry was reduced as we had the Innsbruck national museum pass. There is enough splendour to keep you interested. Most people concentrate on the 2nd floor rooms but the 1st floor exhibition on Maximillian I was good and quite quirky at times.
Written August 8, 2022
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KatrinaMolini
Corciano, Italy11,109 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Couples
The Imperial Palace is one of the most important historical buildings. This was one of our two favorite things to do in Innsbruck along with the city’s tower. The rooms are just fabulous and I was a big fan of the decor and furniture. Unfortunately, in a few rooms it was forbidden to take photos. Many had the wow effect on me.
Written March 7, 2022
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